Lacrosse: England look forward to Israel quarter final

Date published: 03 July 2019


The England lacrosse team are looking ahead to their quarter final match against Israel today (Wednesday 3 July), after a disappointing group match final in the LAX U20s European Championships in Prague on Tuesday.

The team, which includes Rochdale players Daniel Madeley, 18, Tom Teal, 17, and Alex Halliday, 17, lost 5:14 against Germany on Tuesday (2 July), a result which has seen Germany catapulted straight to the first semi-final match on Thursday (4 July) against either Wales or the Czech Republic.

This year’s contest is the first ever European Lacrosse Championship for the U20 Men with the U20s team made up of players from 12 different clubs across the country.

The Rochdale Lacrosse Club is one of the five oldest clubs in the UK with the sport having been played locally since 1888.

Modern day lacrosse descends from and resembles games played by various indigenous American communities, originally devised as a war game to stop killing among the tribes of the Iroquois Indian Nations.

The very first Men’s European Lacrosse Championship in Prague was held in 1995 by the European Lacrosse Federation (ELF).

England are currently ranked 5th in the world junior rankings after the 2016 U19 World Championships and England’s senior men are the current European Champions.

The winner of the England v Israel quarter final will face Ireland in the second semi-final, also to be played on Thursday (3 July).

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