Woodville Lacrosse Club Inc - Adelaide, South Australia - est 1899


News Archive

21 May 2012

Woodville Lacrosse Club Gala Day

The Woodville Lacrosse Club's annual Gala Day will this year be held at the Club on Sunday 27 May 2012. All men's and women's junior and senior teams (from Under 13 grade upwards) are playing their matches at our home grounds (Findon Oval, Drummond Avenue, Findon). This will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and watch all our teams in action at the one venue! Junior matches start at 9.00am, senior matches from 12.45pm. League women face off against Glenelg at 1.30pm, while the league men also play Glenelg, starting at 2.50pm.

14 December 2011

LaxRatz Australia Hong Kong & Japan Tour June 2012

Open application for LaxRatz Australia touring team to Hong Kong & Japan in June 2012

Applications Close Soon, HURRY!!!!!

LaxRatz invade Hong Kong, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto & Osaka

LaxRatz 2012


16 November 2011

Committee 2012

Many thanks to the following people who will make up the Woodville Lacrosse Club's management committee for 2012


Contact Number



Gavin Wood

0417 817 314



Donna Wood

0411 059 951



Sue Hogan

0417 834 523


Men's Competition

Stefan Guerin

0421 490 954


Women's Competition

Allyson Guerin

0417 806 529


Junior Competition

Steven Fisher

0432 636 545



Merrilyn Matthews

0402 904 847



Kylie Charleson

0433 779 137



Jason Potter

0405 320 992


16 November 2011

Clubroom Hire

If you are looking to have a function, eg birthday party, the Woodville Lacrosse Club is available for hire from 1 April 2012 until the third week of September 2012. Bar facilities are available. Please contact Sue Hogan on 0417 834 523 or sue.hogan@sawater.com.au for more information.

16 November 2011

Woodville Lacrosse Club Primary School Competition 2012 - SUMMERCROSSE

In Term 1 next year, the Woodville Lacrosse Club will be relaunching its primary school SummerCrosse competition!

The competition will run for five weeks, on Wednesdays from 4.15pm, 7 March to 4 April 2012, at the Woodville Lacrosse Club. The final round will also be the Club's junior registration and Open Day.

There will be four divisions: Year 4/5 Girls, Year 4/5 Boys, Year 6/7 Girls, Year 6/7 Boys, all playing non-contact rules (identical to U11 lacrosse rules). We aim to at least have teams from Grange Primary, Nazareth, St Michael's and Star of the Sea.

We would like to see as many of our junior Warriors take part as possible, to promote this competition at your school and invite your schoolmates and brothers and sisters who don't play lacrosse to have a taste of what this great sport can offer them!

16 November 2011

Woodville Lacrosse Club Policies

We have now formulated the following policies which can be found on the website under the Policies section.

  • Codes of Conduct
  • Child Protection Policy and Procedures
  • Anti-Discrimination and Harassment
  • Grievance and Complaints
  • Extreme Weather
  • OH&S
  • Volunteer and Staff Management Policy
  • Volunteer Induction Handbook
  • Succession Plan
  • Risk Management Plan

16 November 2011

Social News

Congratulations to Jason and Tamara Vorrasi on their recent wedding.

Also anyone who would like to be on the social committee please contact Merrilyn Matthews on 0402 904 847 or social@warriorslax.com.

The Management team would like to wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a happy and safe new year.

11 October 2011

Men's Pre Christmas program - COACHES APPOINTED

Pre-season training will commence with a team meeting on Thursday 20 October at 6.15pm (Lewanick Street, Allenby Gardens, park opposite Stefan's house). All players are required to attend and the dress code is shorts, singlet/t-shirt, and runners. Water bottle and towel are recommended.

There will be two parts to this meeting.

Part One: Our expectations on you to achieve our goal

Part Two: Health and Fitness assessment (there will be no running)

More information about the goals for Season 2012 are in this letter. Please also download and print this form and fill it out for next Thursday's session.

5 September 2011

Congratulations to our 2011 Premiership Teams!

Division 2 Women - Woodville 14 def West Torrens 1

Division 2 Men - Woodville 9 def Brighton 0

Under 15 Girls - Woodville 7 def Brighton Black 5

Under 15 Boys - Woodville 12 def West Torrens 11

Under 17 Boys - West Torrens/Woodville 13 def Brighton/Burnside 8

photos courtesy of SA Sports Images

5 September 2011

Junior Premiership Success for the Warriors!

Congratulations to our Under 17 Boys, Under 15 Girls and Under 15 Boys teams who all won their grand finals on Saturday! Commiserations to our Under 13 Girls who were defeated 8-16 by Glenelg, but well done on an otherwise fantastic season. The Under 17 Boys, in combination with the West Torrens Lacrosse Club, went through the season undefeated, beating a combined Brighton/Burnside unit 13 goals to 8. Our Under 15 Girls also went through the season winning every game, defeating Brighton Black 7 goals to 5. The Under 15 Boys came from behind and scored in the last 20 seconds of the game to clinch a 12-11 victory over local rivals West Torrens. The Woodville Lacrosse Club has a lot to look forward to in coming years, with a group of very talented youngsters looking to become our star senior players in the not-too-distant future!!

29 August 2011

Warriors score double undefeated premierships in Men's and Women's Division 2!

Congratulations to our Men's and Women's Division 2 (formerly B Grade) teams who both went through the season undefeated and both scored emphatic victories in the grand finals on Saturday. The men defeated Brighton 9 goals to nil, while the women defeated West Torrens 14 goals to 1 to cap off a successful season for the Club in these divisions. Good luck to our junior grand finalists this coming weekend, with our Under 13 Girls, Under 15 Girls, Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Boys all playing off for their respective premierships! Go Warriors!!

19 July 2011

Woodville Warrior gets a role in lacrosse movie!!

Jeff Dowling, who played for the Warriors in 2008, is to be in the Crooked Arrows movie. He made the final cut yesterday and starts training on July 22nd. They start filming August 1st. He is pretty pumped. There are some great players in the movie from all over the country.

He most likely will not have any speaking roles because he is too old to play a high school student (didn't stop Luke Perry) but will be a defenceman on the Prep high school team laying kids out. He is stoked to be representing Woodville.


25 May 2011

Woodville Lacrosse Club Gala Day - SUNDAY 29 MAY

Woodville's annual Gala Day will this year be hosted on a Sunday. All our teams from the Under 13 grade and upwards, male and female, will be playing at our home ground. Please bring family and friends along, and invite past players, this is the Club's biggest on-field event for the season.

For the kids, we will again have a bouncy castle and face painting this year, and there will also be a trading table set up, with cakes, biscuits, and other goods for sale. Please bring goodies for the trading table on the day and hand into the canteen.

Meals will be served from the kitchen after the Men's League game. Why go home and cook, when you can stay for results and have a meal?
SPECIAL Schnitzel night $8.00 with choice of 3 sauces.

Ground 1

Ground 2

Ground 3


Under 13 Boys v North Adelaide


Under 13 Girls v Burnside


Under 15 Boys v ETP


Under 17 Boys v Burnside/Brighton


Under 15 Girls v Glenelg


Under 17 ETP v Glenelg)


Division 1 Men v ETP


Under 18 Girls v Brighton


Division 2 Men v ETP


League Men v ETP


League Women v Sturt


Division 2 Women v Glenelg

25 May 2011

Reading of Results

We encourage all members to come out for results on a Saturday night. When the League men are playing at home, results will be read from 5.30pm, if playing away, results will be read from 6.00pm. We have games at the Club for the kids, including table tennis, table soccer and air hockey.

25 May 2011

Subs for Season 2011 are now due

Subs are now due. Players who have not paid their subs by Thursday 2 June will not be eligible to play any matches until their subs are full paid.

The following will be the playing fees for Season 2011:

State League and Division 1:


Division 2:


Under 17 Boys / Under 18 Girls:


Under 15:


Under 13:


Under 8 and Under 11:


Social Membership:


Please note a $10 discount applies for a second child, and the third and subsequent children are free.
Fees for Senior and u17/u18 players include a Club polo shirt, which the Club will encourage all senior players to wear at the Club and to games from this season. Polo tops will be not given out until fees are paid for.

Please note that fees are due in full by the end of May 2011. Fees can be paid in cash at the club to Sue Hogan or Donna Wood, or can be paid online by PayPal or credit card by following this link. For people experiencing financial hardship, arrangements can be made with Sue or Donna, but please let them know well before subs are due.

25 May 2011

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship Update

Anthony Feleppa and Jesse Whinnen are representing Australia in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague this week, with Michael Bendall also representing Australia as a referee. Australia lost its first two matches to England (20-8) and Canada (26-2), but scored its first victory last night with a 12-7 win over Slovakia. In that match, Anthony scored a goal while Jesse contributed 2 goals and 2 assists, which is a fantastic effort. Australia's next match is against the USA in a quarter final match, the winner of which will play Canada in the semi final. Best of luck guys!

25 May 2011

Congratulations to our State Representatives

The South Australian senior men's team has been named for this year's national championships that will be held in Adelaide in July. Congratulations to the following Warriors who will be representing our state!

Stefan Guerin, Aaron Sargent and Jesse Whinnen.

4 May 2011


The Warriors Kitchen is now open and serving a wide variety meals every Thursday and Saturday evening throughout the season. Meals are very competitively priced and all meals sold help the Club raise money, so everyone wins! Have a look at the menu by following this link.

20 April 2011


Under 8 & Under 11 players

Any Player who brings out an U8 or U11 player (who plays a minimum of 3 games) will receive a shirt and ball OR hat and ball, and their name will go into the draw for a stick. In particular the Club is looking for boys wishing to play. Ask friends, neighbours, younger siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews ... anyone!


Contact Sue Hogan 0417 834 523 if you require further information

We are at risk of not entering an Under 11 Boys' team this season. If this is the case, then our senior teams will not be able to play for full premiership points this season (3 points for a win rather than 4). It is important for our Club to recruit new players every year, not just so that our senior teams can earn full points, but to ensure our future with a constant stream of junior players to fill our senior ranks one day.

20 April 2011

Quiz Night - Saturday 14 May from 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults $10, Under 18s $5

Book your table of 8 now by phoning Merrilyn on 0402 904 847 or e-mail social@warriorslax.com

Donations are urgently required for our Quiz Night. Vouchers, bottles of wine, skin care, cosmetics, unwanted presents - anything that we can use a raffle items or prizes. The more items donated the more money we raise.

20 April 2011

Wine ... Cheese ... Shopping Night

Friday 17 June @ 7:00pm

Only $15 per ticket includes 2 drinks and nibbles

Avoid the hustle and bustle of shopping centres

Great variety of products including

Jewellery, Lingerie, Clothing, Kids Toys, Scrapbooking, Tupperware and more

Contact Merrilyn on 0402 904 847 or e-mail social@warriorslax.com

20 April 2011

Congratulations to our State Representatives

Congratulations to the Warriors who have been selected to their various State teams competing in the National Championships this week in Melbourne. Best of luck to all these players!!

Under 17 Girls

  • Ashleigh Behrendt
  • Ruby Brock-Maddiford
  • Gemma Cochrane
  • Morgan Inglis
  • Emily Johns

Under 19 Boys

  • Joshua Harris

Under 21 Girls

  • Lauren Guerin
  • Charlotte Whinnen
  • Iyesha Zengerer

20 April 2011

Sponsorship for the 2011 Season

Several sponsors have already signed up to the Club for Season 2011. Please support the people who support us, and consider their business if you are looking for something that they provide. Supporting our sponsors vindicates their sponsorship of our Club, which gives a better chance that we will continue to be supported by these businesses in future years. If you know of any businesses that might want to sponsor our Club for this season, please download and print the flyer found from this link.


EFM Health Clubs, Underdale (115 Sherriff Street)


Hotel Royal, Torrensville (Henley Beach Road)


Players Edge Sports (selling lacrosse equipment)


Emmsee Sportswear (selling sports clothes including WLC uniforms)
Foodland Thebarton (81 George Street)
Bob Burns Blinds, St Mary's (serving all suburbs)

20 April 2011

2011-12 Adelaide Entertainment Books for sale!

The Woodville Lacrosse Club is again selling Entertainment Books as part of our fundraising efforts. Books are once again $65 each, containing $15,000 worth of offers, and the Club makes $13 from each book sold. More information can be found by clicking this link.

20 April 2011

Boathouse Jackets and Other Club Merchandise

The Club is now taking orders for Boathouse Jackets (see pictures below), selling for $160 each. If you would like one, please see Donna Wood at the Club or e-mail merchandise@warriorslax.com.

boathouse jacket front boathouse jacket back

There is a wide variety of other club merchandise available, which can be found on the merchandise page. Please see Donna Wood at the Club if you would like to purchase any of these items, or e-mail her at the address above.

For those interested in reversible training tops, I will continue to collect orders, but won’t be able to send the order off until I have 6 of either men's or women's. Please e-mail Luke at luke.oswald@sa.gov.au to place your order. I need to know size (XS, S/M, L/XL, 2XL), playing number, and name or nickname for your requested top. If you are not sure of a size, please try on the top of a fellow club mate to compare.

reversible training top

14 April 2011

News on US Import Chris Cotter

Warrior recruit for 2011 Chris Cotter helped his team Endicott College defeat last years College Division II champions Tufts on the weekend with two goals and two assists.

Click here to read the article.

8 April 2011

Vale - Peter Van Tenac

The Woodville Lacrosse Club regrets to inform that Peter Van Tenac passed away on the morning of Sunday 27 March, aged 82.

Peter was a part of the Club's golden era of the 1950s and played in the Port Adelaide District Lacrosse Club A Grade premiership teams of 1949, 1955 (as captain) and 1958, as well as coaching the 1959 premiership team that defeated Brighton in the grand final replay.

8 April 2011

Overseas Players Announcement

Welcome to Hanako Ota and Kana Ueda from Japan who will be in Australia until the end of the month and will be playing in our women's league team during their stay. We hope you enjoy your visit!

We will also see 6 Americans come to the Club, arriving from next month. We will receive three women from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut. They are Mary LaGrassa, Aurelie Pluijmakers and Kelli Rutledge. We will also receive three men - Ryan Clunan from St Michael's College, Vermont; Chris Cotter, from Endicott College, Massachusetts; and Sean King, from Hartford University, Connecticut. We look forward to their visit!

8 April 2011

Lacrosse at the 2011 Australian Masters Games

Lacrosse will be one of the sports featured at this October's Australian Masters Games. There has been strong interest from Woodville members and we are very likely to enter a team. More information can be found in the attached newsletter. For more information, contact Milton Blanks at masters@lacrossesa.com.au

8 April 2011

Meals at the Club

Dinners will be provided at the club on Thursday nights commencing Thursday 7 April after training. Saturday will be from 5.30pm. Limited menu will be provided before Easter. After Easter we will cater for everyone including the providing healthy choices. Any suggestions will be welcome. Please note that all activities are provided by volunteers and all help would be appreciated. Sue Hogan will be sending out a roster for Seniors in the next couple of weeks, and will post roster for juniors to each family after Easter.

4 March 2011

Announcing Coaches for Season 2011

Congratulations to our coaches for this season, and thanks to everybody who applied for coaching positions.

  • State League Men - Noel Speck
  • State League Women - Cathy Conaghty assisted by Andrew Young
  • Division 1 (Reserves) Men - Michael Elliss
  • Division 2 (B Grade) Women - Mark Southwell
  • Division 2 (B Grade) Men - Jason Vorrasi
  • U18 Girls - Lauren Guerin and Charlotte Whinnen
  • U17 Boys - Aaron Sargent plus American
  • U15 Girls - Andrew Young assisted by Bianca Parker
  • U15 Boys - Stefan Guerin plus American
  • U13 Girls - Tara Parker plus American
  • U13 Boys - Jesse Whinnen plus American

13 January 2011

Opportunity to play in the ASPAC Lacrosse Tournament - Auckland, New Zealand, 3-8 July 2011

After the runaway success in the Berlin Open and Prague Cup Tournaments in 2010, July 2011 sees the LaxRatz off to the ASPACs in Auckland, New Zealand and applications are now open. This is an amazing opportunity for players to compete against teams and meet players from around the world in an environment which encourages sportsmanship and camaraderie. The tour is especially targeting players who may not be eligible for the national team.

If you're looking to play a lot of great lacrosse, travel and have fun, then this is your tour! Our package, which includes accommodation, uniforms & clothing, tournament & team fees, plus incidentals, is approximately $1500 per player and less for spectators. It does not include airfares from tour participants' capital city, which they will be responsible for and can coordinate with tour organisers.

We have one Men's and one Women's Team competing in the ASPAC Tournament along with teams from USA, Japan, New Zealand, Korea, Hong Kong and the Aussie U23 National Team. LaxRatz teams are coordinated and run by top level Coaches and Managers with extensive touring experience and there is also a pre-tournament tour being offered to competing teams, which allows people to see more than just Auckland, with details available on request.

Please click below for more information and application form.


12 January 2011

Fundraising Help Required

Cadbury Chocolate Fundraiser

Last year we raised $1500 and would like to increase that amount, however can only do this with your help. Please contact Sue Hogan 0417 834 523 or secretary@warriorslax.com if you are able to sell some boxes.

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings

The Club will be running the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle at the Woodville store on Sunday 23rd January. Please if you can help even if it is an hour it would be appreciated. If anyone knows where we can get bread or sausages donated please contact Sue (0417 834 523).

The club is need of storage area and lacrosse equipment for our juniors, so all the fundraising, sponsors we can get will help. Please don’t leave it up to the same few to help and give Sue a call.

12 January 2011

Boathouse Jackets - taking orders now

If you would like to order a Boathouse jacket in readiness for the upcoming season please contact Donna Wood at merchandise@warriorslax.com or 0411 059 951

a little history about the interstate exchanges Woodville has had with the Coburg and Eltham Lacrosse Clubs in Victoria

16 November 2010

New Committee for 2011

Many thanks to the following people who will make up the Woodville Lacrosse Club's management committee for 2011


David Inge


Gavin Wood


Victoria Southwell


Laura Vorrasi

Women's On Field

Allyson Guerin

Junior Convenor

Sue Hogan

Social Convenor

Merrilyn Matthews

Committee Members

Michael Bendall

Robert Potter

Lauren Guerin

It is great to see some of our younger contingent joining the committee for next year!!

The Men's On Field position was not filled at the AGM, however Steven Fisher has indicated today that he is willing to take on this role, with Stefan Guerin assisting him. Many thanks Steven and Stefan!

16 November 2010

Men's Coach and Sponsorship Announcement

The Committee would like to announce that Noel Speck has been appointed as Woodville's men's State League team coach for 2011. Congratulations Noel, and many thanks for accepting the position and we look forward to seeing you back at the Club next year!

The Committee would also like to announce that EFM Health Clubs at Nazareth College, Flinders Park, will be a Gold Sponsor for the Woodville Lacrosse Club in 2011. For more information about EFM Flinders Park please contact Rocco Pascale on 0414 669 539 or e-mail roc.pascale@efm.net.au

A group of our junior contingent have already commenced their training for 2011 season and using the EFM facilities at no cost, and we would like to again thank Noel for making this arrangement for the Club. If you are 15 years or older and interested in joining the group please telephone Noel on 0422 370 114 or email noel.speck@gmail.com

16 November 2010

Women's/Girls' Development

Andrew Young has also commenced development training for those interested, U15 and over.

Sessions will be run fortnightly on Sunday mornings.

Any queries contact Andrew Young on 0422 005 281 or andsab@ihug.com.au

Please pass on this information to any interested players.

16 November 2010

Junior Update

I have taken on the Junior Convenor role and as such I would like any Expressions of interest for:

  • Junior coaching both boys and girls by mid December.
  • Managers and Scorers (or if you are prepared to share with someone)

Those who have already given their expressions of interest to Andrew Young need not apply again.

Sue Hogan
Junior Convenor
0417 834 523

11 October 2010

Advance Notice of Lacrosse and Sports Club Annual General Meetings

The Woodville Lacrosse Club's AGM will this year be held at the Woodville Lacrosse Club rooms at 7.00pm on Monday 15 November.

The Annual General Meeting involves a review of the Club's activities over the past 12 months, with a presentation of portfolio reports, the balance sheet, and statement of accounts for the preceding financial year and an estimate of the receipts and expenditure for the current financial year.

It is important that you attend the meeting if you can, it is an integral function of the operations of your Club. The bar facilities will be open during the meeting.

The Woodville Baseball and Lacrosse Sports Club's AGM will this year be held at the Woodville Lacrosse Club rooms at 7.00pm on Thursday 25 November.

According to the Sports Club constitution it is a requirement to have an AGM. The Sports Club committee is represented by both the lacrosse and baseball clubs and agrees on any matters that relate to both Clubs, eg maintenance, etc and also to make sure we have enough funds to cover expenditure.

Nominated positions will be: Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer and committee positions.

Please attend this AGM. The Woodville Lacrosse Club has one of the best if not the best playing facilities for lacrosse in the state and it is important to ensure we have a say in how we maintain them.

11 October 2010

Congratulations to our State Representatives!

Congratulations to our representatives who competed in the Senior National Championships last week in Melbourne, and also those who participated in the Under 15 National Tournament the other week in Adelaide.

Senior Women: Lauren Guerin, Allyson Guerin (Manager).

Senior Men: Stefan Guerin, Craig Schicker, Jesse Whinnen, Mick Guerin (Manager).

Under 15 Girls: Red Lightning: Ashleigh Behrendt, Eleanor Bishop, Ruby Brock-Maddiford, Emma Burridge, Gemma Cochrane, Micaela Ewan, Emily Johns, Hannah Mathwin (Captain), Andrew Young (Coach), Lauren Guerin (Co-Coach), Tania Chin (Manager).

Under 15 Boys: Eastern Reds: Connor Bacalso, Henry Davidson, Nick Francis, Tyson Negerman, Jayden Pena, Rene Wallis, Stefan Woodward. Western Reds: Lachlan Wood.

Congratulations to Stefan Guerin, Craig Schicker, Eleanor Bishop, Hannah Mathwin, Gemma Cochrane and Connor Bacalso who were awarded team MVPs in games played during the nationals!!

Congratulations to Lauren Guerin on being part of the team that recaptured the national championship with a close win over Western Australia!

Commiserations to our U15 girls for going down in the final in a nailbiter, but well done for making the final and playing so well!

And a BIG congratulations to Stefan for being named in the Championship All-Star Team and being awarded the Brady Medal for the Most Valuable Player for the National Championship!!! Stefan joins the esteemed company of Peter Inge (2005), Aaron Sargent (1998) and Ralph Turner (1959) as being the only Warriors to have been awarded this honour!

14 September 2010

Congratulations to our Premiership Teams!!

Congratulations to our Under 13 and Under 15 Girls teams for their premiership wins on Saturday! The U15 girls made it back-to-back with their defeat of Burnside on Saturday and in the process completing their season undefeated, while the Warriors have now won the U13 premiership for the third year in a row following their defeat of Brighton Gold.

Commiserations to our Under 18 Girls and Div 2 aka "B Grade" Men who both went down in their grand finals on Saturday, and to our Div 2 Women who narrowly lost their grand final the previous Saturday.

Under 13 Girls Premiership Team

Under 15 Girls Premiership Team

14 September 2010

Presentation Night Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who attended our Senior and Junior Presentation events on the weekend. Congratulations to our Award Winners for Season 2010, including men's Best and Fairest, Matthew Tansell, and Women's Best and Fairest, Nikki Manning. Full results can be found here.

10 September 2010

Congratulations to our State Representatives

The South Australian senior men's and women's teams have been named for this year's national championships that will be held in Melbourne in October. Congratulations to the following Warriors who will be representing our state!

Men’s Team: Stefan Guerin, Jarrad Pangrazio and Jesse Whinnen. Mick Guerin (Manager)

Women’s Team: Lauren Guerin. Allyson Guerin (Manager)

Lauren is also still in the hunt for a spot in the Australian Under 19 team that will be participating in next year’s World Cup in Germany. Best of luck Lauren!!!

12 August 2010

Reversible Training Tops and Helmet Decals for sale

I am continuing taking orders for reversible training tops. At $50 each, they can be personalised with your name or nickname and playing number. They are gold on one side and green on the reverse, with the Warriors Lacrosse logo on the front (sample image below). I so far have 5 new orders for women's tops and 5 for men's, and need at least 6 of either before I can place a new order with the manufacturer. Please e-mail me to order yours.

Also, just arrived are helmet decals (stickers) for the Cascade Pro 7 helmet. It is a gold band with WARRIORS printed in green, that gets placed on the back of the helmet to really complement its design. These are $11 and can be purchased from Donna Wood (merchandise@warriorslax.com). Donna also has a whole stack of other merchandise, including polo shirts, training shorts, eco holders, baseball caps and more. Visit the merchandise website to see our range.

Luke Oswald

30 July 2010

Warriors in the Aussie Boxla Squad

Congratulations to Anthony Feleppa and Jesse Whinnen on being selected to the squad for the Australian Indoor Lacrosse Team that will participate in next year's World Championships in the Czech Republic. Former Warrior and now West Australian Peter Witcomb is also in the squad.

2 July 2010

Congratulations to our State Representatives

Congratulations to Matthew Tansell (Under 19s) and to Alex Hunt, Clayton Morgante-Fox, Marcus Politis and Joshua Wood (Under 17s) on being selected to their respective State teams, contesting the Under 19 and Under 17 National Championships in Perth for the next week.

Congratulations also to Jayden Pena and Lachlan Wood for their selection in the Under 17 ALA President's Team, who will also be participating in the Nationals.

We wish you all the best of luck, and hope you enjoy the experience for all it has to offer!

1 July 2010

Welcome Alyssa!

Welcome to Alyssa Zinsser, our final guest American player to arrive for this season. Alyssa is a student of Denison University in Ohio, where she played with our guest player from last year, Amanda Wilson. Alyssa is staying with the Guerin family, and played her first game for our women's league team last week. Welcome Alyssa and we hope you enjoy your time with the Warriors!!

4 June 2010

James Baghai arrives from St Michaels, Vermont

Hi all,

Our third Overseas Player, James Baghai, arrived today from the USA. James is the next in a series of lads to play out here from St Michael's. Welcome James.

He was met at the airport by his new Warriors team mate, Alex Marotto from Quinnipiac College and Woodville's Jesse Whinnen, Shane Abbott, Charles Manning and Neil Parker. James will help coach our U18s in the morning, then play Div 1 for his first hit out in Australia. Come see him play at 12.45pm at Woodville Lacrosse Club, the State League are at home too straight afterwards.


Charles Manning

Jesse Whinnen, Alex Marotto and James Baghai

19 May 2010

Our American Men's Players Start Arriving Next Week

Mitch Cooper

  • Mitch hails from Rockville Centre, New York and is the son of Carla and Mitch Cooper ... born in Long Beach, NY ... has a younger sister, Brittany ... a business major at Quinnipiac University.
  • Mitch arrives on Monday afternoon (24th) and will be staying with Matthew Ryan and family.

Alex Marotto

  • Alex comes from South Windsor in Connecticut. His parents are MaryBeth and Mark Marotto and he has an older sister, Lindsay. He is also from Quinnipiac University where he plans to major in business.
  • Alex arrives on Tuesday morning (25th) and will be staying with Neil Parker.

James Baghai

  • James comes from Wellesley, Massachusetts and is just completing his senior year at St Michael's College in Vermont, home to other Warriors Mark Agostinelli, Mike Boerma, Greg Lazarus and Jeff Dowling. He is the son of Hassen Baghai and is majoring in business administration.
  • James is due to arrive in the first few days of June and will be staying with Stefan Guerin and James Smith.

Thanks to Charles Manning for securing another batch of quality players to help strengthen our senior teams and coach our junior teams, and thanks to our host families for welcoming our guest players into their homes.

13 May 2010

Visiting Americans arriving soon!

As you would know the Club is hosting a number of American lacrosse players who will be here both to bolster our league men’s and women’s teams but also to help coach our junior teams and to add some international flavour to our club atmosphere!

This week we introduce our female imports:

Alyssa Zinsser

  • Alyssa is a native of Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • She plays lacrosse for Denison University in Ohio, the same college as last year's guest player Amanda Wilson
  • Alyssa arrives on 18 June and will be staying with the Guerin family.

Britt Whisenant

  • Britt hails from Houston in Texas
  • She played for her high school in Houston before playing for the University of Mary Washington in Virginia
  • Britt will arrive on 21 June and will be staying first with Cathy Brookes, then later with Merrilyn Matthews.

12 April 2010

Congratulations to Lauren Guerin!

Lauren Guerin was the Warriors' sole representative in the State Under 21 team that competed in the National Championships in Sydney recently. South Australia defeated Victoria in a nail-biting triple overtime sudden death climax, with Lauren netting the winning golden goal!

Lauren was consequently named MVP for the match, as well as being named in the All Star team! Congratulations Lauren!!!

6 April 2010

Woodville Warriors Overseas Players update

A second American player, also from Quinnipiac University, Mitch Cooper, has committed to the Warriors for 2010, and will be arriving around the 21st of May. Mitch is a midfielder in his senior year at the Bobcats. His profile can be found here.

Three female players are about to be confirmed, and third male player, a defender, may be confirmed in the next week.

Charles Manning

27 February 2010

Woodville Warriors Overseas Players for 2010

We are excited to announce the first of our overseas players for 2010, Alex Marotto, from Division I College, Quinnipiac (pronounced Quin-E-Pea-Ack). They compete against other strong Div I schools like Loyola, Hobart, Air Force and Ohio State.

Alex is a 6'2" midfielder who played lacrosse and soccer all through high school. He will be arriving in Adelaide May 24 ready to join the Warriors team and get involved with coaching our junior boys.

He will have graduated from college with a major in business and is looking forward to explore all that Australia has to offer. To check out more about his playing stats and follow the teams results go to his web profile.

We hope to announce the second of the US contingent, another of Alex's team mates, when he confirms his ticketing arrangement to come to Australia, so stay tuned. We hope to have at least 3 womens players as well this year, so we will again need host families. Anyone interested in being involved with hosting should contact Charles Manning to discuss this further (charles@facetheworld.com.au & 0417 873 042)

27 October 2009

Annual General Meeting


Monday 23 November 2009




Woodville Lacrosse Clubrooms
Drummond Avenue, Findon

The Annual General Meeting involves a review of the Club's activities over the past 12 months, with a presentation of portfolio reports, the balance sheet, and statement of accounts for the preceding financial year and an estimate of the receipts and expenditure for the current financial year.

All committee positions will be declared vacant and up for nomination. If you would like to nominate anybody for any particular position, please advise me by e-mailing secretary@warriorslax.com or phoning me on 0435 573 533. The committee positions are:

Men's Teams Convenor
Women's Teams Convenor
Junior Teams Convenor
Social Convenor
... plus three other members

There will also be a vote for non-committee positions including the President, Patron and Vice Presidents

Please strongly consider attending the meeting, which is an integral function of the operations of your Club. The bar facilities will be open during the meeting.

18 October 2009

For your viewing...... Season 2009 Retrospective on YouTube

Faces of the Woodville club 2009

Gala Day highlights

Warriors senior teams slideshow 2009

And below are the links to the two slideshows used at the 2008 presentation night - one is of our volunteers, the other the season

Volunteers 2008

Season snaps 2008



24 August 2009

Senior Presentation Dinner

The Senior Presentation Dinner is the Club’s celebration of season 2009, where we recognise the achievements of our senior teams, players and club members, and catch up all together for one last time this year.

Details for this year’s Woodville Lacrosse Presentation Dinner:


Friday 16 October 2009


7.00 pm


Choice - 3 course dinner


Festival Function Centre - Classic Room

292 Findon Road Findon SA 5023


$50 per person


due by 30 September


  • In Cash to Sue Hogan
  • Direct Deposit into the Club Bank Account
    • BSB 105-134
    • Account Number 501 003 740
    • put your name as the reference so we know who has paid!
  • Credit Card / PayPal
    • $2 surcharge per ticket to cover costs
    • click here to purchase your tickets through this method

18 August 2009

Congratulations to our Under 15 Representatives!!

Finals are coming around and Woodville have 9 teams qualified for this year's finals!

The Woodville Lacrosse Club will be hosting the first week of finals for men's games on Saturday 29 August, while the corresponding women's finals will be played at the SACA grounds. Stay tuned for more information.

Congratulations to the following Warriors who have been selected in the U15 Red Lightning representative team:

Morgan Inglis & Eva Manning (co-captains), Eleanor Bishop, Ruby Brock-Maddiford, Gemma Cochrane, Emily Johns, Hannah Mathwin and Janita Matthews. Olivia Parker has been selected as an alternate. The team will be coached by Peter Mathwin and Charles Manning, and Janice Manning is the team manager. Well done girls!!! It shows the strength of our junior girls' program to have 8 players in this team!

The U15 Eastern Reds boys' team are currently vying for selection, good luck to all of you trying out!

The Under 15 National tournaments for both boys and girls will be held in Melbourne in the forthcoming school holidays.

Finally, our Junior Presentation will be held at the Clubrooms on Friday evening, 18 September. Junior families, please mark the date on your calendars!!

5 August 2009

Our 1959 Premiership Team in the Messenger Newspaper

An article in this week's Messenger Newspaper featured the reunion of our 1959 A Grade Premiership Team. The article is available online and can be found by clicking here and navigating to page 52.

1959 Team Reunion

13 July 2009

Congratulations to our Eastern Reds!!

The Under 17 SA Eastern Reds team won the national tournament on the Saturday with a 19-7 win over the Western Wizards of WA.

Congratulations to Woodville's representatives, Josh Harvey and Lyndon Southwell. Special congratulations to Lyndon who was named the MVP of grand final! Well done!!

3 July 2009

Australian Lacrosse Carnival: 5 - 11 July

Truly a great carnival of lacrosse, incorporating:

  • National Senior Men's Championship
  • National Under 19 Men's Championship
  • National Under 17 Boys' Tournament

and featuring guest teams from:

  • Japan
  • USA West
  • New Zealand
  • Opening Ceremony 12pm this Sunday 5/7/09

    Finsbury Reserve (West Torrens Lacrosse Club), corner Park and Northgate Streets, Woodville North

    Canteen, barbecue, bar!

    Read all about it at nationals09.lax.com.au

    See you at the Carnival!

    17 June 2009

    Jesse Whinnen and the U/21 Australian Team in Korea

    As you may well be aware, Jesse is one of the 17 members Australian Under 21 team due to participate in this year's ASPAC tournament that has been forced into quarantine in Korea after one of the team members was found to have tested positive to swine flu.

    Click here to view a clip posted by the team on YouTube as the members of the Aussie Roos deal with their enforced quarantine and subsequent cabin fever.

    Fortunately seven other members of the team who took a different flight from the main contingent have not been placed in quarantine and have managed to be able to compete. Latest news is they played a Hong Kong team, and despite playing seven on the field to their ten (plus subs) they defeated Hong Kong 10-8.

    We feel for you Jesse and wish you and all the team the best and hope that the authorities see sense and let you guys out to play the remainder of the tournament.

    17 June 2009

    Australian Club Championship

    In a closely contest match throughout, Eltham gained revenge over Woodville from last year's loss to defeat the Warriors 15-13 in the ACC semi final.

    The Panthers were ultimately defeated convincingly by fellow Victorian club Williamstown in the final, 6-18.

    Woodville will need to win this year's state league premiership to qualify for next year's ACC tournament.

    29 May 2009

    Jordy Kirr

    Woodville Warriors are excited to announce that Georgetown gun, Jordy Kirr, has committed to play the Australian season 2009 for the club.

    Jordy arrives in Adelaide, Sunday 31 May and steps straight off the plane to go to an Australian Rules Football game - Adelaide Crows vs Hawthorn Hawks (see http://www.afc.com.au).

    The Woodville program is a new program struggling to make its mark against Hannah Nielsen and Jen Adams's home club of Brighton. Hopefully Jordy will give the girls the spark they need.

    21 May 2009


    It's Back!

    The Australian Club Championship! Four Women's and Four Men's teams battle it out for the title of 2009 Australian Club Champion and a lazy $2,500 for the Women's Champs and the Men's Champs.

    Finsbury Lacrosse Field (Finsbury Reserve, Woodville North) June long weekend.

    Bar and BBQ available.

    Adults $5 admission, Under 15s, Free! (Proceeds of gate to SA members of the Australian Women's Team)

    June 6

    Game 1 - 12noon: Women - Wembley v Brighton

    Game 2 - 2.00pm: Men - Williamstown v Wembley

    Game 3 - 4.30pm: Women - Wilderness v Newport

    Game 4 - 6.30pm: Men - Woodville v Eltham

    June 7

    Women's Championship Game: 1.00pm - Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 3

    Men's Championship Game: 3.00pm - Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 4

    14 May 2009

    Amanda Wilson arrives in town!!

    Denison Goalie, Amanda Wilson arrived in Adelaide today!!! Come welcome her at the club tonight, Thursday, for dinner. Jordy Kirr is just 2 weeks away too and Lena not far behind! This should be a nice boost for our womens program. Please introduce yourselves and make her welcome.

    Mark Agostinelli's parents, Ralph and Marybeth arrive tomorrow, and will be guests at the club on Saturday night. Please all be at the club for stats etc at 6pm and to welcome Amanda, Ralph and Marybeth officially!


    Charles Manning

    Amanda with Audi Glass

    10 May 2009

    Bs lax is back!

    Its back!!!

    B grade is commencing next weekend. It is a four team comp - Warriors, Seahawks, Bombers & combined Bears/Penguin/Devils.

    We want you!!! Call me and let me know if you can play.

    We have young 18s & a couple of 15s to work the lines, we just need to have fun. Will have enough players to cover when you cannot make it.

    We start next Saturday. 1pm at Sturt. Be there by 12.30. Can you let me know what your intentions are?

    Well done, you have done us proud and are a big part of the building blocks of the Woodville Warriors Womens Program.


    Charles Manning
    0417 873 042

    9 May 2009

    Our star recruits are on the move.

    Denison Goalie, Amanda Wilson, arrives this Thursday!!!!! And US U/19 World Team star, Jordy Kirr, heads down under on the 29th. She is playing in the NCAA finals this weekend. She got a mention in this months "Inside Lacrosse" magazine too. This is off the teams web site:

    Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad will play eighth-seeded Princeton on Sunday afternoon in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m., at Class of 1952 Stadium in Princeton, N.J. The Hoyas are currently ranked eighth in the country and received an at-large bid into the 16-team tournament. (see http://guhoyas.cstv.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/050809aac.html to read more).

    Notre Dame graduate, Lena Zentgraf, will have travel dates confirm this weekend.

    Let's get behind the all our women by coming out to next week's game, Wed 13 May, 8pm vs premiers - Brighton at Finsbury Reserve.


    Charles Manning
    Womens on Field Committee Member

    22 April 2009

    Woodville Warriors Overseas contingent announced!

    The St Michaels tradition continues on! Mark Agostinelli

    It is not news to most our members that Mark Agostinelli will finally pull on the Warrior uniform this Saturday! Mark was the first pick of all the St Mick's lads but a disastrous double knee injury wrecked his dream of playing lacrosse for us in 2008. Many of us have looked forward to seeing what the other three lads told us was 'the best player on their team' in action. Good luck Mark and may you have a wonderful year of lacrosse in Australia this season.

    Back to the future... Audi Glass

    Our first overseas players back in the late 70s were Canadian. This year sees the first Canadian back in our ranks since Wayne McAuley - Audi Glass, star long pole middie from Bishop's University steps off the play on Friday morning! Audi has been talking with us for over a year now and we are excited to see him finally arrive down under. He will be living with his girlfriend and new league goalie, Amanda Wilson, with the Manning family.

    Coup recruit! Jordyn Kirr

    In what could be the biggest recruiting coup for our womens program, Division I Georgetown star, Jordyn Kirr, has signed on with the Warriors. Jordy was a member of the World Champion U/19 US team, winning the MVP of the Gold Medal Game in 2007 vs Australia.

    She is second highest point scorer for her team. She was also invited to try out for the current US World Team going to Prague this year.

    Check out her stats and some history at http://guhoyas.cstv.com/sports/w-lacros/mtt/kirr_jordy00.html & http://www.laxmagazine.com/sports/s-inter/content/022007aad.html.

    Jordy is friends with past Warrior US player, Katie Mazer and should join us in the first week of June, dependent on how far her team goes in the NCAA play offs.

    Goalie strength - Amanda Wilson

    With star junior keeper, Bianca Parker, still being groomed for the big role and Giulia Marion not being able to commit to the job, it was necessary for Woodville to recruit in some strength in the net. Fortunately for the Warriors we were able to secure the services of Amanda Wilson, current starting keeper for Denison Univserity who was also high school All-American at Western Reserve Academy. Amanda has a strong keeping average of 12 saves per game and will be a key to our defensive strength.

    Amanda is girlfriend with our Bishop's player, Audi Glass and will be staying with the Manning family. See her details at http://www.denison.edu/athletics/womens/lacrosse/women_s_lacrosse_roster.html.

    Lena Zentgraf set to join team after mid season break

    Lena is close to finalising her decision to join us after the mid season break.

    In 2007 was voted as the University of Notre Dame's Most Valuable Player and was their third highest point scorer. Head coach, Tracy Coyne, said. "She's a natural leader. The recognition she's being given by her teammates demonstrates the tremendous amount of respect they have for her leadership, as well as, her game. We're really going to miss Lena's intensity and toughness on the field next year. I've enjoyed working with her and am so pleased the team has chosen to give Lena this honor."

    She is also the niece of inaugural Woodville Warrior Overseas US Player, Tim Corrigan, who played for us back in 1986. See her old profile at http://www.und.com/sports/w-lacros/mtt/zentgraf_lena00.html.

    30 March 2009

    Congrats to our girls who made the U/17 State side!

    Congratulations and Good Luck to these Woodville girls who will be representing SA in Perth at the National Championships in April - Bel Fisher, Lauren Guerin and Bianca Parker.

    Well done, you have done us proud and are a big part of the building blocks of the Woodville Warriors Womens Program.


    Charles Manning
    Womens on Field Committee Member

    19 March 2009

    Season 2009 is Underway!

    Training for Season 2009 is well underway, with sessions now twice weekly at the Club for all senior players.

    Senior teams are training on Mondays and Thursdays from 6.15pm. Juniors are training on Thursdays only, until the 6th of April when training will also be conducted on Mondays (apart from Easter Monday). U8 and U11 training will run from 4pm-5pm while the U13, U15 and U18 grades will train from 5pm until 6pm.

    The first games of the season are on the 25th of April for Men's League, 26th of April for Men's Reserves and Women's League, and the 2nd of May for all other grades. Remember that subs must be paid before your first game (details from link at top of page).

    18 March 2009

    Welcome back Mike Bendall!

    ALRA referee Michael Bendall, Sue Hogan's brother, is returning to the Woodville Lacrosse Club as our league team's nominated referee.

    Welcome back Mike, thanks for refereeing on behalf of our club, and we look forward to having you around this season!

    20 December 2008

    US boys heading home!

    Merry Christmas all,

    Neil Parker hosted a farewell show for the lads last night. They stepped on the flight home this morning and will be home for ice, snow and Christmas!!

    We will miss them, thanks to everyone who helped host the St Michael's connection. Thanks too to their parents in supporting them in making this adventure a reality, the boys will always be remembered at Woodville.

    Now we get to see Mark Agostinelli take his place as a Warrior in season 2009!

    US boys
    Jeff Dowling, Mike Boerma, Charles Manning, Greg Lazarus and Mark Agostinelli


    Charles Manning

    Committee Member, Womens on Field
    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    0417 873 042

    20 December 2008

    Warrior Juniors meet Hannah Nielsen and Jen Adams

    Some young Warriors participated in the recent clinic run by the Aussie Womens squad and got to mix it with Hannah Nielsen, Jen Adams, Sonia Judd and the like. It was a great day of coaching and fun.

    Young Warriors with Jen Adams and Hannah Nielsen
    Photo left to right: Kurt Manning, Lauren Guerin, Emily Matheson, Jen Adams, Amber Dalton-Osborne, Eva Manning and Hannah Nielsen.

    Lucky lax players!!

    Many of our young players will continue to get coaching from top players in our Summer Sundays, the last session before the xmas break is 21st December, where they will meet current Australian Coach and spend time in shooting academy with Mark Agostinelli. The new year has great coaches lined up, including Trish Adams, Pete Inge, James Inge, Sarah Falcione (nee Aston) and more. To get involved contact me.

    Merry Christmas!!

    Charles Manning

    Committee Member, Womens on Field
    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    0417 873 042

    26 November 2008

    An Evening with Gary Gait

    The Aussie Women's Squad is pleased to present an opportunity for lacrosse lovers to hear from Gary Gait - widely acknowledged as the best lacrosse player of all time.

    When : Thursday December 18th, 6.00 for 6.30pm start
    Where : Glenelg Lacrosse Club
    Cost : $25 pp (includes first drink, nibbles, and an evening with a true legend of lacrosse).

    This is an initiative by the Australian Women's Lacrosse team and will be an amazing opportunity to hear the greatest lacrosse player of all time speak about lacrosse, coaching, playing etc. The night will also involve an opportunity to ask questions, meet and hang out with Gary who apart from being a great lacrosse player is also a great guy.

    In addition, the clinic being run by the Aussie Women's team is an amazing opportunity for our young players to get coaching from some of the very best female lacrosse players in the world, this is an opportunity that may not come around again in Australia for a very long time.

    If anyone is interested in attending either of these please let me know ASAP and I can arrange.

    Don't miss this fabulous opportunity!!!

    Peter Inge - peter.inge@au.ey.com


    26 November 2008

    Woodville Lacrosse Club Management Committee for 2009

    At the Annual General Meeting we successfully filled all committee positions for 2009.

    Patrons: Paul Caica MP and Jay Weatherill MP

    President: Neil Parker

    Vice Presidents: Janice Manning, Steve Hodder and Peter Takos

    Chairman: Dalton Osborne
    Secretary: Luke Oswald
    Treasurer: Laura Vorrasi
    Men's On Field: Peter Witcomb
    Women's On Field: Charles Manning
    Junior Convenor: Andrew "Barney" Dinnison
    Social Convenor: Merrilyn Matthews
    Club Manager: Sue Hogan
    Merchandise: Allyson Guerin
    Special Projects: Jesse Whinnen

    Please have no hesitation to contact the committee members with any issues or suggestions that you might have, and please also support them in their endeavours to help maintain the success of our club in 2009.

    In particular please do what you can to support your club financially by endeavouring to pay your subs on time, attending the club's social events, eating meals from the club canteen and having a drink at the bar. We anticipate that it will be difficult to maintain our current levels of sponsorship that Steve has won for us in recent years due to the current economic climate – this year's sponsorship made the difference between the Club making a modest profit and a significant loss.

    For those who didn't attend the AGM the Club’s annual report for 2008 can be downloaded here.


    Luke Oswald
    WLC Secretary

    16 November 2008

    Thanks to Peter Inge

    Please let me thank Peter Inge for his support of our State U/15 Warriors. Peter donated a number of lax items from his journeys including equipment, clothing and bags. The sale of these items raised $350 for the players. The boys each received some money towards their trip and the girls will have their summer training costs covered to assist with their ongoing development.

    Peter, thanks for your ongoing support of our juniors.

    On behalf of the club.

    Charles Manning

    5 November 2008

    Woodville Lacrosse Club Summer Training

    You are invited to Sunday mornings of skills, fitness and fun during summer 08/09

    All players are welcome and trainings will be conducted in two groups: Intermediate & Advanced

    Trainings will be staffed by specialist fitness and skills coaches, both Men's and Women's


    • November 9 to December 21 2008 (7 weeks)
    • January 11 to March 29 2009 (12 weeks)


    • Grange Primary School Oval
    • Surrey Street, Grange


    • Sunday 9:00am till 11:00am


    • $25 will cover a ball & T-Shirt

    Please bring:

    • Lacrosse Stick
    • Water Bottle
    • Running Shoes

    For further information or to register you interest please contact:

    29 October 2008

    Thanks to Steve Hodder - 2009 Appointment

    As one of my last tasks as Chairman I am happy to announce the appointment of Steve Hodder as Sponsorship Manager for the Woodville Lacrosse Club for season 2009.

    Again let me thank him for the outstanding work he has done for our club over the last couple of years. He has been a wonderful asset and a big part of our ongoing success, thank you.

    Charles Manning

    27 October 2008

    Australian Women's World Cup Team - Congratulations to Peter Inge on his coaching appointment

    Congratulations to Peter Inge on his appointment to the position of Assistant Coach of the Australian Senior Womens Team. He joins Murray Keen and Travis Roost as assistant coaches.

    The 2009 World Cup will be held in Prague from 18-27 June 2009. Thanks Peter for continuing to represent our club at the highest level, all the best with the role.

    On behalf of all the club.

    Charles Manning

    21 October 2008

    Former Woodville Player Ken Gramas

    Ken "Woodie" Gramas played for Woodville Lacrosse Club as our US player after his graduation. He was hosted by the Potter and Steer families. We were all shocked by his tragic death in 1992. Read the following press release about his college honouring him.

    Men's Lacrosse: Ken Gramas '88 Pavilion to be dedicated at Franklin & Marshall Homecoming

    The Ken Gramas '88 Pavilion story is not about brick and mortar. It's about classmates linking in – with each other and with their memory – to create something bigger than any edifice.

    Twenty years ago, a young man from Westchester, New York, galvanised a college team in a way his classmates remember to this day. 16 years ago, a tragic avalanche took his life. Next weekend, during homecoming, hundreds of people will return to Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) in Lancaster, PA to remember "Kenny Kidd" as the Ken Gramas '88 Pavilion is unveiled to the public – a tribute to a man whose legacy is still very much alive. And a great triumph for the small group of F&M alums who turned their love and respect for a great athlete and friend into a groundswell of interest – and ultimately into a landmark building that fitting memorialises him.

    "The Ken Gramas '88 Pavilion project took off at a dinner with eight of Kenny's Chi Phi brothers," said Tony Demarco, Development Director at F&M. "I explained the project and said it would cost about $700,000," he recalls. "I told them I had already met with one of their teammates, who had pledged $20,000. I then went around the table and by the end had $85,000 committed."

    As people learned of the campaign, the donations poured in from fraternity brothers, family, teammates, the women's lacrosse team, high school friends, F&M players he never met, and admirers from around the country. As the donations came in, so did the stories. Whether an account of playing on the F&M lacrosse team he captained, or a tale of "going hell-bent-for-election on a bump field in Wyoming" with him, they all end with the same refrain: "Kenny Kidd was the man."

    And that man was the inspiration behind the building being dedicated on Saturday, October 11, at 6:00 pm at the very place his memory is most vibrant – most alive – the F&M lacrosse field. Like all projects of this scale, many people's tireless efforts have made it possible. But there's a palpable sensation that runs through it all that somehow elevates it. As Demarco states in one of his pledge letters:

    "I envision a day where Ken's family, his teammates, his fraternity brothers, and his classmates stand in unison as this structure is unveiled to the public. Many of you will speak to a man you remember, a friend that you miss. Ken will finally have his day. AND you will know that you were the foundation of something very special, a memorial that is worthy of Ken Gramas. You will be able to come back over and over throughout the years and marvel at what YOU were able to build for your friend. You will have a place to stop and remember. Ken will have a place that he rightfully deserves."

    The Ken Gramas '88 Pavilion will be ready for F&M's homecoming. And its unveiling will bring together the many friends and family who want to ensure that future generations know the story of "Kenny Kidd". This is the kind of powerful remembrance everyone all can rally around.

    Read more at: http://web1.fandm.edu/gramaspavilion

    1 September 2008

    Warriors Triumphant!!

    The Woodville Lacrosse Club have capped of a successful Season 2008 with premierships in four grades this year. Our Under 11 Girls, Under 13 Girls, B Grade Men and League Men all claimed the flag for their divisions.

    Saturday was a big day for the Woodville Lacrosse Club, culminating in the men’s league team winning its 8th premiership in 11 years.

    With the Under 11 girls having already stitched up the premiership for their grade, the Warriors had a chance to secure up to four more flags on grand final day.

    The Under 13 girls started off the day's proceedings, winning the grand final 15-10 over a Burnside team who beat them two weeks ago in the semi finals. Ruby Brock-Maddiford was best player while Emily Johns chimed in with a lazy seven goals. Well done girls!

    Unfortunately for our U18 girls, Brighton was too strong for them on Saturday, but they should be congratulated for a strong season and finishing runner up to a very good team. We hope that you all continue to play into the senior grades because you are the future of the Club and our great chance of becoming a force in the women's league competition in the years to come. Congratulations also to Lauren Guerin who came third in the u18 competition’s best and fairest award.

    Tom Philp was then shocked to find out that he had been awarded the Bruce Rosewarne medal for best and fairest player in the Under 18 boys' competition. Congratulations Philpy!!!

    Next on the Warriors' menu was Glenelg's B Grade team. After conceding four early goals without response, Woodville rallied and chipped away at the Seahawks' lead, allowing them only one more goal and running away with a fantastic 7-5 victory. Congratulations to Toby Caldow for winning the best on ground medal for his dominating performance at the face-off.

    Finally, the big one was the men's league grand final against Brighton. Woodville broke out from the first whistle, with Peter Inge winning the first face-off, driving straight to goal and putting one past Brighton's young goalie in the first few seconds and setting the tone for the match. The Warriors led 4-2 at quarter time. Best-on-ground James Inge scored four goals in a big second quarter for Woodville, who extended the lead to 11-6 at half time.

    The final two quarters were close, with Brighton making a late charge in the final quarter, scoring six to take the margin to within two goals. However Woodville's rock solid defence of Craig Schicker, Adam Caldwell and Peter Witcomb, with Charles Manning again superb in the net on the big occasion, were never going to let the Bombers pull off a famous win. It was sweet victory for coach Peter Mathwin, unwanted by Brighton after last season, returning fire with a 3-0 sweep in 2008 over the Bombers plus an Australian Club Championship to boot.

    Brighton were somewhat previous in printing up their 2008 premiership t-shirts before the match, having not learnt from Glenelg's futile optimism last year. No one should ever underestimate the Woodville Lacrosse Club's commitment to hard work and their ability to play their best when it matters most.

    Thanks to all the Warriors' supporters for braving the at-times wintry conditions (thanks also to Neil Parker and Pete Mathwin for bringing their canopies!!) with your vocal support in helping your club deliver another yet another premiership. Let us never get tired of this success!!

    If anyone has any photos from Grand Final day for all grades, please send them to me at luke@warriorslax.com. I will also happily take any photos from past games (or past seasons) so that I can add them to the website's photo gallery at www.warriorslax.com/gallery

    More news and photos to be added to warriorslax.com shortly!!

    Go WARRIORS!!!

    Eva Manning with the U13 girls' premiership flag and trophy.

    27 August 2008

    Juniors Presentation Day

    Saturday 6 September at the Woodville LC Clubrooms
    11.00am start with a few games
    12.00noon lunch, followed by presentations

    BBQ lunch, free for financial players. Siblings and parents $4.00 for BBQ and salad.

    Boys please bring a salad to share
    Girls please bring a sweet to share

    Please RSVP to Barney Dinnison unley@packsend.com.au or phone 0406058807

    Cheers - Barney

    Please note that trophies will only be presented to players who have paid their subs and are therefore financial members of the Woodville Lacrosse Club.

    27 August 2008

    Four Warriors Teams in the Grand Finals!!

    This Saturday, 30 August, the Woodville Lacrosse Club will have teams in four grades contesting their respective grand finals at Finsbury Reserve, Woodville North (West Torrens Lacrosse Club / Woodville Hockey Club grounds).

    At 8.45am, the Under 13 Girls will play Burnside.

    The Under 18 Girls will face off with Brighton at 11.30am.

    The B Grade Men will challenge Glenelg for the title at 1.20pm

    Finally, the League Men will aim for their 8th premiership in 11 years against Brighton on the astroturf at 8.00pm

    Good luck to all our teams on Saturday!! Please come down to Finsbury and support your club on this big day!

    18 August 2008

    For Sale - Australian Club Championship T-Shirts

    All Larges "Sold Out!!" That's right, sold out!

    As worn by our visiting American Players. We still have a handful of smalls & medium, about 10 XL, and 3-4 XXL & 3XLs. $25 each. Lock in your order with me now and pick up your shirt next weekend before they sell out!!

    Charles Manning
    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    0417 873 042

    11 August 2008

    Congratulations to our U11 Girls!!!

    Congratulations to the Woodville Warriors Under 11 Girls' Team who went through their season undefeated, and in doing so claimed the Lacrosse SA Under 11 Girls' Premiership for 2008.

    WLC U11 girls - Premiers 2008

    14 July 2008

    Lamington Drive

    A reminder to all families and members that the LAMINGTON / PIES sales is on again. You should have received a flyer from your team managers before the break. If you do not have one please pick up one at training next week. It is a fundraiser for the club and the PIES / LAMINGTONS are of good quality and price, so please support your club and purchase some of these products. Purchase forms available at the club, or you can download one by clicking here.


    Barney Dinnison

    14 July 2008

    Isle of Vision upcoming gigs

    Band information below...

    • 19 July - Exeter Hotel, Rundle Street
    • 26 July - Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Currie Street
    • 31 August - Crown & Anchor Hotel, Grenfell Street

    2 July 2008

    Warrior Coaches complete session three of Coach Education Program

    In an endeavour to offer quality coaching and grow our future players we have had a number of our coaches participating in a Coach Education Program. This program has been funded by Janice Manning of Face the World and facilitated by Charles Manning.

    The coaches will complete four workshops in total, the first two explored the responsibilities, accountabilities and basics of coaching juniors. The participants have felt that they are building a great network or collegiate approach to growing our juniors. They also feel a greater deal of confidence in their roles.

    The third workshop explored leadership, teaching new skills and team work with the group completing a new "High Ropes Course" at the Novotel in the Barossa Valley. As well as having some great fun on the 500m long flying fox over the Jacobs Creek, they also completed a number of elements 8m off the ground in the pine trees above the resort. Teams were trained to operate the equipment to 'belay' each other whilst off the ground. This was followed by a debrief and discussion workshop in Lyndoch with catering from the local bakery.

    Workshop four will offer some specifics on individual skills training and wrap the whole training programs learnings together.

    Please thank these coaches if you get a chance, they have had to give up their own time to benefit both the club, its juniors and ultimately their own development. Thanks again to Janice for her drive in putting this programme together.

    Coaching Team
    Standing: Mark Agostinelli, Mike Boerma, Lauren Guerin, Bianca Parker, Emily Matheson, Katlyn Scarlett, Tara Parker, Hannah Dinnison, Jeff Dowling, Tom Dwyer, Jesse Whinnen, Greg Lazarus. Front: Stefan Guerin, Peter Witcomb.

    More photos can be found by clicking here!!

    10 June 2008


    In what could be the finest moment in the Woodville Lacrosse Club's 109-year history, the Warriors' Men's League team were crowned as the inaugural Australian Club Champions after defeating Eltham in a tough, physical encounter at Finsbury Lacrosse Field on Saturday, 7 June.

    The Warriors came out of the blocks quickly, scoring the first two goals in the first five minutes of the game. However, the Panthers came back with a vengeance, with six of the next seven goals to lead the Warriors 6-3 at quarter time.

    After the quarter time break, Woodville regrouped and set itself on a mission to overpower the winners of the past four Victorian State League premierships. With a solid game plan for defence and attack, the Warriors slowly chipped away at Eltham's lead, entering the main break down 8 goals to 7, before tying the game at 10 at three quarter time, setting up an enthralling final quarter.

    The Panthers scored the opening goal of the fourth quarter, and fancied their chances to run away with the game. However, they underestimated the steeled determination of the Warriors. Woodville scored the next goal to again tie the game at 11, then with a couple of minutes remaining in the game finally took the lead for the first time since the first quarter.

    Coach Peter Mathwin called a time-out, with instructions to hold onto the ball for the final seconds of the game. This call was unheeded by Michael "Raging Bull" Santi, who subsequently drove to the cage and slotted another goal for the Warriors to take the game out of Eltham's reach.

    Winning the first ever Australian Club Championship has capped off the tremendous achievements attained by the Woodville Lacrosse Club's golden generation of lacrosse players, who have dominated South Australian lacrosse for the past ten years. We hope the success of this inaugural national club championship event will lead to it becoming a permanent and regular fixture on the Australian Lacrosse calendar, and that we will continue to compete for this new pinnacle of lacrosse for years to come.

    A big thankyou must go out to all the Club's supporters who were vociferous in their chanting throughout the game. Your unwavering support no doubt pushed us to perform at our best when we needed it most; this victory is as much yours as for anybody on the team. It is one for the whole Club and one to savour for the rest of our lives. GO WARRIORS!

    Congratulations to Peter Inge with another extraordinary effort to be awarded the MVP of this game, with special mention to our American import Greg Lazarus with six outstanding goals.

    Goal scorers: Greg Lazarus 6, Michael Santi 4, Mike Boerma 1, James Inge 1, Peter Inge 1.

    Best players: Peter Inge, Greg Lazarus, Charles Manning, Luke Oswald, Michael Santi, Craig Schicker.

    Champions of Australia 2008
    standing from left: Greg Lazarus, Mike Boerma, Jeff Dowling, Steven Fisher, Jesse Whinnen, Ben Zammit, Paul Scott, Andrew Young, James Smith, Peter Mathwin, Charles Manning, Peter Inge.
    kneeling from left: Stefan Guerin, James Inge, Anthony Feleppa, Luke Oswald, Craig Schicker, Michael Santi, Peter Witcomb.

    2 June 2008

    All safely at the Club

    With the safe arrival of Lindsey and Sarah we now have all our visiting players settled into the club. The attached photo was taken on Saturday just as they had been presented to the members and supporters in our club house just after our big home game win.

    Thanks to the families of our American guests for letting their daughters and sons to come play with us; they will all contribute both with their team but also with coaching our future players. I know they will have a wonderful experience and hope they do a good job of staying in touch with you.

    From left - Katlyn Scarlett, Lindsey Coit, Greg Lazarus, Sarah Miner, Jeff Dowling, Mark Agostinelli and Mike Boerma.

    Charles Manning
    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    Mobile 041 787 3042

    2 June 2008

    League Men's Fitness Coach Paul Scott

    On the weekend, Club President Mark Southwell formally introduced Paul Scott to the Woodville Lacrosse Club. We heard about Paul's work with the Olyroos, Adelaide United and the great work he is doing with keeping us fit and on the track - we are very lucky to have him.

    Paul Scott

    30 May 2008

    Isle of Vision

    The local music scene needs all the free advertising it gets. Isle of Vision is fronted by Trent Worley, whose father's company Impressive Advertising sponsors the club.

    If you like music with power and originality you should check out their web site - myspace.com/isleofvision.

    About Isle Of Vision

    Isle Of Vision are a 3 piece rock outfit from Adelaide's Western suburbs... Havin' played all but a hand full of the venues around town including: Fowlers Live, The Gov, The Producers Bar, Ed Castle, Jade Monkey, Cranker, Exeter, the Sandbar, Cavern Club, the Enigma Bar, Electric Light, bla, bla, bla their strive to produce strong music with plenty of light and a little shade increases with each show... they have played Live on Radio Adelaide, had chats on 3D Radio & Channel 31, did something?! They recently finished their 1st Recording (One Thirty To One) with the up and coming Scott Cogan at Tilldabeat Records.

    28 May 2008

    Five of our US players on the deck in Adelaide

    Katlyn Scarlett from Roanoke, and our first US player to arrive, was at the airport to greet our four St Michaels College players from Vermont.

    From left - Katlyn Scarlett, Greg Lazarus, Mark Agostinelli, Mike Boerma and Jeff Dowling.

    Welcome to the players, they will be joined this weekend by Lindsey Coit and Sarah Miner from Connecticut.

    9 May 2008

    Warriors to Challenge for Title of Australian Champions

    The Woodville Lacrosse Club men's league team will next month match up against the Eltham Lacrosse Club of Victoria to vie for the title of Australian Lacrosse Club Champions.

    Both Woodville and Eltham are reigning premiers in their respective state leagues, but are no stranger to each other, having in the past visited each other's back yards for pre-season matches. Both teams will be matched up in terms of age and experience, in what should be a cracker of a game to determine Australia's premier lacrosse team.

    The Australian Club Championship will be held on the astroturf at Finsbury Reserve, Woodville North on Saturday, 7 June. The evening kicks off at 6pm with the women's championship game between local state league premiers Glenelg taking on Victorian premiers Newport, with the men's game to follow.

    The winning teams will be awarded prizemoney of $2500, plus there will be MVP prizes and door prizes on the night.

    Following the games the After Party will be held at the Eurobar, Tattersalls Hotel, 17 Hindley Street in the City.

    9 May 2008

    Warrior US Player News

    Warriors Roanoke recruit, goalie Katlyn Scarlett, was named to the All-ODAC team for the third time in her career. Katlyn will be joining us mid-month.

    Connecticut College recruit, Lindsey Coit, made her all-conference team too. Lindsey will be joining us at the end of the month.

    29 April 2008

    Good News From Former Warrior Katie Mazer

    Katie Mazer, who played for the Warriors in 2007 and has since returned to the USA, has been enjoying a fantastic season with her University of Pennsylvania lacrosse team. On the weekend, they beat Northwestern University, who until then had been enjoying a 36-game winning streak, 11 goals to 7, and in the process have taken from them the #1 team ranking for Division I in the NCAA. Congratulations Katie!!

    Read the match article here.

    14 April 2008

    Our Newest Warrior

    Tracey and Anthony Feleppa are the proud parents of a baby boy, Liam Thomas Feleppa, born at Ashford Hospital on Monday 14th April 2008 at 12.34am

    Weight: 3.4 kg (7 lb 9 oz) - Length 51.5 cm (20 in).

    Signed: Very Proud Grandma (Sue Hogan)

    20 March 2008

    B Grade is back!! Warriors Men's and Women's Lacrosse Teams are go for 2008!

    Dust off that old stick or call up that friend who always wanted to play or used to have a throw.

    We are entering teams in both the B Grade men's and women's comp. Fees are only $150 for the season!! So if you or a friend are looking for some fun fitness and social activity combined get that stick out and let us know. Games start 26 April and go through to the end of August. Training is available but not compulsory.

    For the men's team - let Simon Darling know on 0413 629 756 or e-mail. Alternatively email our secretary Luke Oswald. The team already has some great past players signed on and some Phys Ed Uni Students coming out for the first time. So with some good junior talent wanting a run too, this should be a strong and fun team. (Equipment available for hire or some bargain 2nd hand gear at our garage sale - details to be announced soon).

    The women's team is being created through a merger with the UniSA team. It will feature greats like Wendy Piltz and Jenny Williams, a lot of young new players and some novices trying lacrosse for the first time. Please let Wendy or Giulia Marion know if you are interested. We will also have a team in Womens Reserves this year too, so plenty of opportunity to get a run.

    Don't miss out, this is going to be a big year for the Warriors with teams in every grade of Lacrosse SA's competitions!! Be part of it! Let others know too.

    Yours for lacrosse.

    Charles Manning
    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    Mobile 041 787 3042

    5 March 2008

    Top Connecticut College Women's players sign on with Warriors

    Exciting news, we have confirmed that Connecticut College Captains, Sarah Miner and Lindsey Coit, will be joining the Woodville club this year.

    A proven play maker and distributor, Sarah Miner has been a force on the offensive end of the field for the Camels. Miner has tallied 38 goals and 49 assists for 87 points in the past two-seasons. Lindsey Coit had a stellar 2007 Season with a Selection to the All-NESCAC (All-New England Small College Athletic Conference) Team. She led the team in goals (25), draw controls (27), and caused turnovers (23), adding 12 assists to tally 37 points. Lindsey opened the season with a five goal outing against Bowdoin College. Coit tallied a hat-trick in the team's first victory against Skidmore College. Monday, March 19, Coit was honored as the NESCAC Player of the Week.

    Connecticut College has a great history with Woodville, we have hosted the Camels men's team at the club and had a continuing relationship with ex-coach and now Athletics Director, Fran Shields. A number of our members have been up to New London to visit the school too. It will be great to add the next chapter to the story between our teams.

    To find out more about Sarah and Lindsey, check out the Camels' Women's Lacrosse site.

    As mentioned with the men's announcement, it looks like all players will have full working visas this year. So if you can help with sourcing work please let our committee know. We will also be looking for hosts for both our men and women, so please consider being part of this wonderful experience and email myself, Guilia Marion or Mike Elliss to register interest.

    Charles Manning
    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    Mobile 041 787 3042

    27 February 2008

    Warriors secure All American Goalkeeper for Women's Program

    Woodville is very excited to announce it has signed Roanoke College goalie Katlyn Scarlett.

    Katlyn, the 2007 Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's lacrosse Player of the Year, has also been selected onto the Second IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) NCAA Division III All-America Team. Scarlett led the Maroons this past season to the 2nd Round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament. She was a First Team All-ODAC pick as well as an ODAC postseason All-Tournament team selection.

    Katlyn will be a great mentor for up and coming junior goalkeepers, Bianca Parker, Caitlin Wallis and Gemma Cochrane. We are hoping to announce in the coming days two more players to join Katlyn for the season, so stay tuned!

    To find out more about Katlyn check out her profile below.

    As mentioned with the men's announcement, it looks like all players will have full working visas this year. So if you can help with sourcing work please let our committee know. We will also be looking for hosts for both our men and women, so please consider being part of this wonderful experience.

    Charles Manning
    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    Mobile 041 787 3042

    27 February 2008

    Mens US players 2008

    Overseas players 2008 make St Michael's connection international.

    We are pleased to announce that we have selected four men's players from St Michael's College in Vermont to join the Warriors in season 2008. We can only play two in league each week, so the other two will play reserves each week.

    St Michael's is a strong Div II school coached by former US 90 & 94 and Cornell goalie Paul Schimoler. Joining us are: 2nd team all American mid-fielder Mark Agostinelli, defender Jeffrey Dowling and attackmen Mike Boerma and Greg Lazarus. To read more about the players and the college follow one of the links below.

    Welcome to the club guys, given the last couple of year's experiences it seems certain they will have a great adventure.

    It looks like all players will have full working visas this year. So if you can help with sourcing work please let our committee know. We will also be looking for hosts for both our men and women, so please consider being part of this wonderful experience.

    Charles Manning
    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    Mobile 041 787 3042

    22 February 2008

    Appointment of New League Coach

    We are pleased to announce our men's league coach for seasons 2008 & 2009 - Peter Mathwin.

    Most of you will know Peter as coach of the Brighton League team for seasons 2006 and 2007. We are very excited to have secured Peter's services with his strong focus on developing future talent and a big desire to secure this year's premiership. Peter has a calm and organised style that will suit our current squad perfectly. He plans to introduce a stronger focus on physical well-being, ensuring we have a trainer on the side on game days and available to support us with both prevention and treatment of injury during the week.

    I am sure most of you will not know too much about Peter's background given he disappeared from SA Lacrosse at his playing prime of 22 to pursue career aspirations. He has coached league in Melbourne and obviously here, but I am sure you want to know a a little bit more about him:

    • Age 46 - married to Traci with children; Hannah and Hamish.
    • Lacrosse history:
      • State Under 16s twice, Under 19s and Senior State three times. SA Box Lacrosse from '78 to '82. Australian Box Lacrosse World Championships 1980. I come from a lacrosse family with both brothers (Steve and John) having played, both sisters, a number of nieces and nephews and now my own children.
      • Premierships: Numerous Junior and Senior and Box Lacrosse over the years... but not League... until 2008!!!
      • Other: Represented Northern Territory in Indoor Cricket at Australian Championships. Played a lot of cricket, volleyball and golf. Keen motorsport participant in Classic Adelaide tarmac rally, hillclimbs and sprints.
      • League Coach: Chadstone '91 and '92 (I think !!).
      • League Coach: Brighton '06 and '07.
    • For the past 25 years Peter has held senior positions within a number of renowned financial organisations. Peter grew up in Adelaide and after working in the Northern Territory and Melbourne for several years with ANZ/Esanda moved to Queensland as Esanda Regional Manager Dealer Finance. He later joined Centrepoint Finance as the Queensland State Manager and then National Manager of Operations. He returned home after nine years in Brisbane to set up in South Australia for family reasons. Peter now leads his own business and is committed to the Adelaide market and is determined to make a difference.
    • Hobbies - Family, renovating a '50s "classic" home (a never ending job!!), watching my children playing sport, classic motor cars, car racing in general.

    Please make Peter feel welcome and go ahead and introduce yourself.

    League training commences Monday night, same lax place, same lax channel!!

    Charles Manning
    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    Mobile 041 787 3042

    4 February 2008

    Chairman's Message

    Welcome to season 2008!

    Get ready for an exciting and rewarding season of lacrosse. We are looking to build the club's position with the addition of women's reserves, men's B's, U/15 boys, additional U/11 teams and more players in existing grades, all part of our target to double our 2007 membership numbers by 2009. We are also looking at a possible women's B team too.

    I am pleased to announce that the women's and men's-on-field committee positions have been filled. Giulia Marion has taken the women's spot and Michael Elliss the men's, thanks and welcome to you both, we are so pleased that both these key roles are in good hands. Full details of this years committee, including the inclusion of Luke Oswald as Secretary, can be seen on the club website. You can also see our strategic plan, this year we intend to provide club financial details and minutes of meetings on the web site to improve visibility of the management of the club.

    Sadly we have already had two resignations of key positions. The first was Peter Burdett, men's league coach. Peter sadly had to step down due to personal reasons, we wish Pete all the best and again thank him for his wonderful work in season 2007. A sub-committee led by new mens-on-field rep, Mike Elliss with James Inge, Craig Schicker and Pete Witcomb are seeking a new coach. They will communicate with players to get pre-season training under way very soon.

    The second resignation was Karen Markham, Social Convener. Karen's changed working arrangements have restricted her ability to lead in this role, she is keen to still be involved and support who ever picks up this role. Anyone interested in supporting us by picking up this important role should contact myself or Luke Oswald.

    As you may well know, Craig Schicker has joined Cathy Conaghty as co-coach of our league women. They are working with Giulia to get the women under way.

    Andrew (Barney) Dinnison has taken on the Junior Convener role and has begun working to organise coaches and managers for all junior teams in season 2008. If you can help out in any way with juniors please yell out. As a key priority the committee is clear it must have a boys U/15 this season, this is in addition to strengthening all other grades. If you know any boys under 15 years of age as at 1 January who we should talk with please let Barney know.

    Stay tuned for more updates.

    Yours in lacrosse

    Charles Manning
    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    Mobile 041 787 3042

    Warriors Season 2007 - Sponsorship Opportunities

    The Woodville Lacrosse Club cannot be the force it is today without the support of its Sponsors. We welcome sponsorship at all levels with packages from $75 for Community Sponsorship through to $2500 for Gold Sponsorship. For more information, please download the Sponsorship Opportunities brochure (Adobe Reader required).

    29 October 2007

    WLC Junior Development Squad

    G'day all

    We are starting a Woodville Junior Development Squad this Sunday at Grange Primary School. All the details are contained on the flyer. Please pass onto any interested lacrosse players. This squad is mainly aimed at Juniors but we will take on any developing player that wants to improve their skills and game play.

    Coaches are Cathy Conaghty, Mark Southwell and myself.

    Andrew Young
    Junior Convenor
    Mobile 0422 005 281

    21 October 2007

    Notice of Annual General Meeting

    7.00pm, Monday 19 November 2007
    At Grange Surf Life Saving Club

    We have a vision to grow and improve our club; we want to look at improving our facilities or find a better home. We want to double our club's numbers within two years and fill teams in every grade whilst continuing to get on-field success. To do all this we need help and we need to make money.

    The current committee has put a lot of good foundations in place to further these ambitions. We have incumbents for the majority of committee positions, leaving only the two "on-field" positions without nomination. We will be pleased to make some exciting announcements about next season and about coming years too.

    It is crucial that we get support. Do this by attending this year's Annual General Meeting in a special place - The Grange Surf Life Saving Club.

    2007 is the year of the Life Saver and we want to grow ties with this successful club. Enjoy a fantastic sunset drink at the beach whilst hearing about our future plans and considering how you would like to support and be part of our objectives.

    We want to have an AGM with force; please bring all the crowd and do not stay away from this one. It is not just a place for those who are on the committee or intend to be, it is the one time of the year when we should all gather to consider our future. Please ring your club mates and arrange to come to this one.

    The Grange Surf Life Saving Club - 497 Esplanade, Grange - We will do the normal mail out but this email was to give everyone the chance to get an early heads up and get this in the diary.

    Warm regards

    Charles Manning

    Woodville Warriors Lacrosse Club
    0417 873 042

    26 September 2007

    Brian and Kyle honoured as part of Delaware's successful campaign in 2007

    Warriors Brian Calabrese and Kyle Rotelli's 2007 University of Delaware lacrosse team were honoured prior to a Delaware American football game recently, to recognise the team's remarkable run into the NCAA Final Four. More details...

    24 September 2007

    Woodville Lacrosse Club Awards Presentation Night

    The Club held its annual Awards Presentation Dinner on Friday night, 21 September. Congratulations to Peter Witcomb and Giulia Marion for winning their respective League Best and Fairest awards, and to Mick Elliss for winning the Men's Reserves Best and Fairest. Warriors Bar Managers Jarrad Pangrazio and James Smith were jointly presented with the Club Person of the Year award for their innovative sales strategies, entertaining service and voluminous bar takings. For a full list of awards, please follow the Season 2007 link above or click this link.

    17 September 2007

    Warriors sweep awards

    At the Lacrosse SA night of Champions Woodville brought home a bag of awards. Leading the charge was James Inge, with the MVP, joint Best & Fairest and Leading Goal Scorer, this multi time recipient is arguably the greatest player this club has seen. Great work James, you are a champion and leader in our sport. James was also selected along with club captain and legend Craig Schicker in the all-stars. Peter Burdett, rookie coach, was names Lacrosse SA Men's Coach of the Year - well done Pete.

    Mark "Nugget" Noble may have to play another season, after bringing home the association's Best & Fairest Reserves player. A runaway winner in the votes, he led the team from the middle all year. Congratulations to a deserving recipient. Michael Elliss won the Leading Goal Scorer for Reserves, we were so pleased to have him back at his home club this year and look forward to seeing him lead the young players next year.

    Dalton Osborne has stood out in the umpiring ranks this year as a fresh and objective official; this was rewarded with a Rookie of the Year for Dalton. Great work, we cannot have enough quality officials and Dalton has certainly raised the bar for his peers, congratulations!

    Premiers 2007
    Warrior award winners: Dalton Osborne, Peter Burdett, Mark Noble (also holding Michael Elliss's leading goal scorer award) and James Inge.

    10 September 2007

    Woodville Lacrosse Club Strategic Planning Seminar

    A Strategic Planning Seminar will be held on Sunday 23 September from 2pm sharp until 5pm sharp, at the Manning household, to the define the path for the future that the Warriors will take as a Club. If you would like to attend, please contact Mark Southwell at president@warriorslax.com by Saturday 15 September.

    10 September 2007

    Warriors U15 and U17 Girls' Teams both defeated in the Grand Final

    Our Under 15 girls' team came heartbreakingly close to winning this year's premiership, but ended up losing by two goals to Brighton in overtime. Our Under 17 girls' team were convincingly beaten by Brighton in their final, however despite the mismatch they gave their all for the whole game. Commiserations to both teams, but you have done us proud and if you all stick around we could have an exciting future for women's lacrosse at the Woodville Lacrosse Club!

    3 September 2007

    Warriors U15 and U17 Girls' Teams in the Grand Final

    For the first time in a long time, the Woodville Lacrosse Club have two junior girls' teams participating in grand finals this weekend at the North Adelaide Lacrosse Club grounds. The Under 15 girls booked their berth a week ago by defeating Burnside in the second semi final but face Brighton at 10am on Saturday after they also defeated Burnside on the weekend. The Under 17 girls will also face Brighton, at 11.30am on Saturday after defeating Burnside in the preliminary final. Best of luck girls!!!

    27 August 2007

    Unstoppable Warriors win Men's State League Grand Final

    The Woodville Lacrosse Club are celebrating a remarkable undefeated season after a 14-8 victory over arch nemesis Glenelg under lights at the Port Adelaide Hockey Club grounds on Saturday 25 August.

    After a tight tussle in the first half, with scores locked at 4 apiece, the Warriors broke the Seahawks' shackles in the premiership quarter to take a commanding 9-5 lead. Woodville continued their dominance in the final quarter to take a deserved victory in what no one would have predicted at the beginning of the year to become an undefeated season, emulating the feat of 1999.

    Club Chairman, elder statesman, and long overdue first time league premiership winner Charles Manning fulfilled a lifelong ambition, playing a superb match in the cage and was deservedly awarded the President's Medal for the Best and Fairest player on the ground.

    Premiers 2007
    photo courtesy of SA Sports Images

    27 August 2007

    Warriors Junior teams in the finals

    As well as having a successful season in the men's league, the Warriors have four junior teams competing in the finals this season. Unfortunately for the Under 13 boys and girls, both teams were knocked out by North Adelaide in their respective semi finals. The Under 17 girls were defeated by Brighton but after finishing second in the minor round are still in contention and play in the preliminary final this coming weekend. The Under 15 girls team won their major semi final with a one-goal nailbiter over Burnside and go straight through to the Grand Final at the North Adelaide Lacrosse Club grounds on 8 September.

    27 August 2007

    Farewell Brian Calabrese

    Brian Calabrese, Warriors premiership player and Tom Hanks lookalike, leaves Adelaide on Wednesday to return to the USA. We hope that you will always have fond memories of our club and cherish the success of being part of a premiership team. Thanks to the Guerin family for hosting Brian. Have a safe journey home Brian!

    16 August 2007

    Warriors advance to Men's State League Grand Final

    The Woodville Lacrosse Club defeated arch-rivals Glenelg 12-11 in overtime in a thrilling second semi final match at St Marys on Saturday. Down 5-8 at three quarter time, the Warriors pegged back the deficit to take the game into overtime. The Seahawks never gave up but the Warriors withstood the pressure to take the game by the narrowest of margins. Woodville now face the winner of this weekend's preliminary final match between Glenelg and Brighton. The Grand Final will be held at the Port Adelaide Hockey Club grounds, at the corner of Hart Street and Swan Terrace, Ethelton on Saturday 25 August, starting at 6pm.

    16 August 2007

    Woodville says goodbye to three more Americans

    Last week saw the finals matches played for the Warriors by Erin O'Boyle, Katie Mazer and Kyle Rotelli. We thank Erin, Katie and Kyle for your time and efforts at the club - as players, as coaches and as clubmates. We hope that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you never forget your time here. Many thanks also to the Dinnison and Matheson families and to Peter and Courtney for hosting our Americans.

    30 July 2007

    Shawn Darrell's Farewell

    The Quiz Night on Saturday 28 July also served as the Club's farewell to American recruit Shawn Darrell, who flew back home on Sunday morning. As well as being a great asset to the team and socially around the club she did great work with coaching the Under 11 girls, assisting with the Under 13s and running clinics at Seaton Park Primary. Will be missed by host families the Mannings, and Cathy Brooks & her daughters the Parker girls. Thank you Shawn!

    Shawn's farewell speech

    More photos from Saturday's Quiz Night can be viewed on the Photo Gallery pages here.

    Warriors first gay couple with child

    Warriors first gay couple with child

    16 July 2007 (updated)

    Bargain Price Desktop Computers

    Thank you to all that bid for the two PCs. They have been sold for $300 and $280, with all proceeds going to the club. Thank you again to our anonymous donor.

    10 July 2007

    Luke Oswald's 100th League Game

    Luke "Ozzy" Oswald played his 100th State League game in Saturday's hard-fought win against Burnside. Incidentally the website editor, the Oz lit up the game with a string of improbable intercepts that helped the Warriors break Burnside's shackles and score the last seven goals of the game for a 12-7 victory. Well done Oz, you legend.

    10 July 2007

    Past Players Function on 7 July a Huge Success!

    Approximately 70 past players along with our sponsors and life members braved the weather to see our League men's team down Burnside 12-7, giving their expert opinions along the way whilst enjoying some nibbles and drinks. Those who could stay and others who came for the evening enjoyed a Gourmet BBQ dinner in the clubrooms (to everyone's relief that it was indoors) chatting over old times, photos, and downing a few more ales.

    One of the memorable moments of the evening was a past player from the Port Adelaide days Lyne Skinner (aged approx 87) gave a speech and offered some words of wisdom.

    Comment from past player:
    "Congratulations and thanks by the way for Saturday night - it was great to see all the oldies, most of whom don't seem to look any different to how I remember them!"

    Thanks must go to the organising committee in Sue Hogan, Jo Dinnison, Ignazio Marchesan, Cliff Savage, Kelvin Gaskin and Geoff Forrest in what was seen as a fantastic event that should be held every year.

    click here for the day's photos

    10 July 2007

    Under 13 boys summit Mount Lofty - Sunday 24 June

    The boys, some parents and some under 11s took the hike from Waterfall Gully to the summit and back. Picnic lunches and water in the backpacks and the boys headed off, just under a 3 hour turn around after lunch at the summit. A great team building and exercise session - thanks to all involved!!

    U13 boys at Mt Lofty

    10 July 2007

    USA Players update - 4th of July Freeze

    Last week the girls played in a gale force storm, winter at its fullest in Adelaide. 90 km/h winds! But now head into the mid season break and have a chance to travel and have some well earned adventures. The guys won their game Saturday in a tough encounter with Burnside and then have their break too, Kyle and Brian have some plans for trips too, so all should have some fun.
    Sadly for Kyle he flies home two days before our big championship game in August. He will miss out on the chance to play for a championship medal. He might have to do some negotiating with his Delaware coaches???
    All the players are involved with coaching juniors and are making a great contribution to our future. Shawn organised a lacrosse clinic at a local primary school "Seaton Park" that all the US players helped in at different times too. The crew have been a big hit at the club this year and have fitted in nicely.
    Hope they all had a great 4th of July and that it starts to get a bit warmer than in Adelaide soon.

    12 June 2007

    American Recruits Given a Taste of Australia

    Club chairman Charles Manning took our 5 Americans with Kristy & Stef to the Adelaide Crows game against Geelong at AAMI Stadium on Sunday 10 June.
    Next on their list of things to do is to eat a Vegemite sandwich.

    Americans at Footy Park

    Back row: Kyle Rotelli, Brian Calabrese, Kristy McLean & Erin O'Boyle.
    Front row: Shawn Darrell, Katie Mazer and Stefan Guerin

    8 June 2007

    The rest of our recruits arrive this week

    The two other US girls, Katie Mazer and Erin O'Boyle, arrived last Sunday and made a big impact in their first game on Wednesday. They helped the girls jump Glenelg and be leading at the first and second break, being up by 5 goals at one point before being over-run in the second half. The game was marred by a shocking injury to one of our best young talents, Danni Hunter. She was hit in the face by a Glenelg shot and was taken to hospital. All our thoughts are with Danni and we ask people to support her right now. Danni we are thinking about you, please make a speedy recovery. The club will be writing to the association about the need for considering making face protection compulsory for the League teams and to make our feelings known about the aggressive nature of the incident. This sort of play cannot be condoned.
    Brian Calabrese and Kyle Rotelli arrive this morning, Friday 8 June. They will both debut for the league in tomorrow's match against Sturt up at St Mary's and continue Woodville's strong tradition of fielding players with Italian surnames.

    29 May 2007

    Woodville Lacrosse Club Gala Day - 2 June

    The Woodville Lacrosse Club will be holding its Gala Day this Saturday, 2 June. All teams, junior and senior, men and women, will be playing at home on Saturday. Parents, friends, past players and all supporters are encouraged to come and support your club on this big day.

    29 May 2007

    End of a Dream Run for our Recruits

    The University of Delaware's dream run into the NCAA Final Four ended with an 8-3 defeat to Johns Hopkins University on Saturday. Bad luck Brian and Kyle, but congratulations for being part of the most successful team in your school's history. We can't wait to meet you both on your arrival!
    The University of Pennsylvania were also knocked out in the semi finals by Northwestern University, 2-12 on Saturday. We look forward to welcoming Penn's Katie Mazer as well as Erin O'Boyle from Hopkins to join our other US recruit Shawn Darrell to the Warriors' women's league team.

    21 May 2007

    Anthony Feleppa at World Indoor Championships

    Australia have finished 6th at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Anthony contributed an assist in the 11-15 loss to England for a spot in the semi finals, followed by a goal and an assist in the 8-14 loss to Scotland for the 5th place final. We hope you had an amazing time in Canada and wish you a safe journey on your holidays and look forward to seeing you and Tracey on your return!

    Anthony Feleppa
    Anthony defends against Canada's Dan Dawson

    21 May 2007

    Three of Woodville's US Recruits make the NCAA Final Four

    Brian Calabrese and Kyle Rotelli's University of Delaware team continue their remarkable run in the NCAA Division I Lacrosse season with a 10-6 victory over UMBC yesterday. Delaware will participate in their first ever Final Four weekend, and face perennial powerhouse Johns Hopkins University in the semi final. Best of luck boys!!
    Meanwhile, Katie Mazer of the University of Pennsylvania will also be heading to the Final Four after they defeated Maryland 9-7 on the weekend. Penn now take on top-ranked Northwestern University, for whom Brighton Lacrosse Club's Hannah Nielsen plays, in the semi final. Unfortunately Erin O'Boyle's Johns Hopkins lost to Duke University 7-12, which has ended their season.

    17 May 2007

    Anthony Feleppa at World Indoor Championships

    Anthony Feleppa is representing Australia who are currently participating in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Australia went down in the first two games 9-19 to the USA and 4-24 to Canada, but bounced back yesterday to defeat Ireland 14-8, with Anthony contributing four valuable assists.

    15 May 2007

    Jarrad Pangrazio's 100th Game

    Jarrad "Iron Rod" Pangrazio will celebrate his 100th State League appearance in this weekend's game at Burnside. Well done Jarrad!

    14 May 2007

    Woodville's US Recruits

    Woodville's recruits from the USA are having successful postseasons with their college teams. The two men's recruits, Brian Calabrese and Kyle Rotelli, were in the University of Delaware team who scored a major upset over the defending champions the University of Virginia 14-8 over the weekend, with Brian contributing a goal (and he's a defenceman!). They face UMBC in next weekend's quarter-final.
    Woodville women's recruit's, Erin O'Boyle and Katie Mazer are also heading to the NCAA quarter-finals. Erin will be playing with Johns Hopkins University matching up against Duke and Katie Mazer will be with the University of Pennsylvania against Maryland. We wish them all luck.
    This is all exciting news to go with the arrival of our first US player, Shawn Darrell. Shawn landed in Adelaide on Saturday morning, 12 May. Welcome Shawn!!

    11 May 2007

    Charles Manning's 200th Game

    Charles Manning, veteran league player and Club Chairman, will tomorrow celebrate his 200th State League game for Woodville. A great milestone to reach after initially retiring from league almost 10 years ago. Congratulations Charles and we hope to celebrate the achievement with a big win!

    2 May 2007

    Kate Threadgold

    I am pleased to announce that after finalising Kate's release to Wilderness for 1-2 seasons that Kate has agreed to take on a new role with our junior girls.
    Kate was originally going to coach our U/17s, this is now going to be headed by Katie Mazer, one of our USA players and co-coached by Mark Southwell. Kristie McLean has also indicated a desire to assist with coaching and may too take a role growing our U/17s, thanks Kristie for this and all the work you are doing for the club behind the scenes.
    The new role taken by Kate is "Junior Skills Coach" for the girls teams. She will look to assist coaches of each of the teams with developing the skills of selected individuals and do group work as needed. This allows Kate to attend when work permits and add value to those groups most in need. Kate sees that she will be playing with many of these girls when she returns to our side in 2008 or 2009.
    Kate will also play an important role of ambassador between our clubs, helping the Wilderness players join us in using the kitchen and bar facilities and feeling welcome to join our social functions.
    Thanks Kate for agreeing to take on this role and good luck with making the Aussie team and at Wilderness.
    Charles Manning

    28 April 2007

    Good news and bad news

    The good news is we are about to kick off the season and have our league and men's reserves teams sorted. We have U/11s and plenty of U/13s, the 15s girls and 17s boys and girls look good too. The sad news is we do not have a women's reserves this year due to pregnancies, players travelling and key 17s not continuing after finishing juniors. We also do not have a B grade men's because of an apparent lack of personnel and no one stepping up to organise it. Of big concern too is the fact that we do not have an U/15 boys team.
    Sue Hogan is about to kick off the Warrior Kitchen, with kids/family meals at 6pm on Thurs starting 10 May.
    Charles Manning

    21 March 2007

    Former Warrior is WomensLax.com's player of the week

    Bridget Looney, who played for the Warriors in the STX Women's League last season, has this week been named WomensLax.com's Player of the Week for her four-goal match-winning performance against Notre Dame on the 18th of March. Well done Bridget!!

    USA Invades Warrior Land!!

    The Woodville Lacrosse Club will welcome three women's and two men's players from the USA to play in our league teams this season. Coming into our women's team are Katie Mazer from the University of Pennsylvania, Erin O'Boyle from Johns Hopkins University, and Shawn Darrell from Longwood University in Virginia.
    Our men's team will welcome the inclusion of Brian Calabrese and Kyle Rotelli, both from the University of Delaware. We look forward to the arrival of our new players, who will be helping out with coaching this season as well.

    Women's League Coach Welcomed

    Woodville is pleased to announce the appointment of our new womens league coach Cathy Conaghty (previously Flett). A multiple rep at Australian and State level and recent Australian U/19 Team Coach, Cathy will bring much to our club.
    She is already looking to develop our great junior talent and build on the strength in our unit by recruiting 3-4 top players from within Australia and bring in 2 USA players. She will most likely suit up to play in our Reserves, so with this injection of talent in both teams our womens program looks very exciting. Welcome Cathy!
    Also on the women's program Peter Witcomb and Jason Vorrasi have been appointed as co-coaches of the Womens Reserves; they will be assisted by managers Steve Hodder and Barney Dinnison. So with the announcements of Mark Southwell and Kate Threadgold into the under 17s, Susan Barnes and Neil Parker into the under 15s and Tara Parker and Hannah Dinnison into the under 13s the women's program should get an early kickstart.

    5 February 2007

    Congratulations to our Australian Representatives

    Congratulations to Stefan Guerin and Peter Witcomb on being selected for the Australian Under 21 Men's team for the Asia Pacific tournament in New Zealand in April. Congratulations also to Anthony Feleppa who has been selected in the Senior Men's Australian Indoor Lacrosse team, who are competing in the World Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in May.

    3 February 2007

    Mark Cappelluti named as Men's Reserves Coach for 2007

    Season 2007 will see an influx of junior talent into our senior ranks including Jesse Whinnen, Shane Abbott, Dom Bailo and the two Toms - Dwyer and Philp added with the existing young talent of Brendan James, Ben Underwood and Dylan Welford and the return of David Pascoe means we have a great pool to develop. We should also start to see appearances from our U/17s like Adam Young and Josh Harvey too.
    With an aging league squad the Warriors needed a coach who would build these players into league regulars within 18 months, this is why the club has turned to Mark Cappelluti to take the reins. It was a big decision for Mark, as he and Ally have a young family and work demands too, but given the success Mark achieved with taking a womens reserves to the flag a couple of years back and his focus and commitment to discipline and systems he is the right choice. We will need commitment and support from players to his approach and some good mature heads in the team to assist with developing these guys. Thanks Mark for taking on such and important role for the club. We will need a team manager, scorers and other helpers to let Mark focus on his role as coach, so please put your hand up if you would like to help out.

    3 February 2007

    Interview with Peter Inge

    A great interview with Peter Inge on his retirement can be read at on the San Francisco Dragons website.

    Woodville's New Leadership Unit

    The Woodville Lacrosse Club's leadership team has begun work on the 2007 season. The new management committee to lead us into season 2007 has had its first meeting and is head down working on the behind scenes items to set us up for next season.
    Led by new Chair, Charles Manning and President, Mark Southwell, they will build on the solid foundations established by the recent teams lead by Sue Hogan. Please see the link below for full details of our new management/leadership team.

    Warriors Lacrosse clips posted on YouTube

    Clip 1 - Clip 2

    a little history about the interstate exchanges Woodville has had with the Coburg and Eltham Lacrosse Clubs in Victoria