Lacrosse is one of the two key sports for girls in the Lent Term for girls.  

There are opportunities to play and compete at every ability. Drawing from a wide range of high-level coaching experience paired with a beautiful setting on the South Front, pupils are a part of the family of Stowe Lacrosse players from the first time they set foot on the field.  

There is a strong fixture list for two terms, playing regularly against Marlborough College, Cheltenham Ladies College, Uppingham, HABS, Bedford and even the boys’ team at Radley College. 

Stowe Lacrosse has enjoyed many successes over the past decade, with Liv Thomas (Nugent 18) recently being awarded her first Senior England cap on the January 2022 tour to the USA.  

Stowe Lacrosse players are regularly accepted to take undergraduate degrees at top universities and continue to play at a high standard at Durham, Exeter, Nottingham, Bristol and Newcastle, amongst others.  

With three pitches and two street-ball courts on the South Front, digital analysis and a strong sense of community, Stowe School is truly a destination for aspiring top flight lacrosse players.  

Three Senior teams and a Senior Development Team play, as well as five Junior teams, with all sides finishing comfortably into Division One at the annual National Schools’ competition. Our most recent success was our U15A team making it to the County Final against a strong Berkhamsted side, losing in golden goal.

Opportunity for Participation

  • There are 8 girls’ teams, with three Senior teams and a Senior Development squad, and two U15 and three U14 teams. 

  • Coaching is available to players of all abilities. 

  • All A&B teams train 3 times a week, while C&D teams train twice a week. 

  • Junior teams train once per week in the Michaelmas Term to hone their skills in preparation for the Spring campaign. 

  • For Senior squads there are fixtures every weekend from September to March, as well as occasional midweek matches. 

  • Inter-House Lacrosse competitions are an opportunity for every pupil to be involved in sport. 

  • Summer Term participation Lacrosse for boys and girls, including men’s rules contact lacrosse.  

High Performance

  • All A teams have 2 coaches assigned to them. 

  • Majority of coaches have international playing and/or coaching experience 

  • Girls who choose to focus on Lacrosse have the opportunity to play during Michaelmas and Lent.  

  • One-to-one sessions as standard for Senior players looking to take their game to the next level. 

  • Video analysis is regularly studied by coaches and players for all A teams. 

  • We compete in National Schools’ Division One. 

  • Stowe Lacrosse is the number one ranked Third Form (Year 9) entry program in the country across all year groups. 

  • Sixth Form performance players have exclusive Strength and Conditioning sessions once per week. 

  • Pre-season for A team players as standard in Michaelmas and Lent Terms. 

  • Lacrosse players holding Sports Awards are invited to be part of the Stowe Performance Programme where they receive extra strength & conditioning, mentoring, sports psychology and nutritional advice. 

  • Goalkeeper specific training 

Facilities

  • Three stunning pitches on the iconic South Front, with the 1st X pitch renowned as the most beautiful setting in the country 

  • Two street-ball courts as warmup areas 

  • Video analysis as standard for 1st X pitch games, and a high definition video mast 

  • Variety of cutting-edge goalie training facilities including VR & ball machine. 

Links with the Community 

  • Strong connections with Winchester House School & Swanbourne House School providing training for young players and coaches. 

  • Developing Lacrosse in the local community at Royal Latin School 

  • Annual Old Stoics games & Family Day Match (Dadford Lacrosse Club).

Coaches

Rob Ingham Clark – Head of Lacrosse 

  • Home Nations Lions Player 2020-Present 

  • South England Box Development 2021-Present  

  • England Senior Men’s Box Lacrosse National Team Domestic Assistant Coach 

  • The Fly Senior Men’s Assistant Coach 2022 

  • Belgium Senior Women’s National Team Sixes Head Coach 2021-Present 

  • English Universities Head Coach & GM 2015-Present,  

  • Wales U20 Head Coach 2018-2021 

  • South West Senior Women’s Coach 2019-2020 

  • Luxembourg Senior Men’s National Team Assistant Coach 2017-2019 

Jayne Duckett – Lead Coach  

  • 2x Scotland Captain & World Championship Bronze medal winner 1986 

  • Great Britain Player 1985 

Giles Cuddy – Goalie Coach 

  • Wales Dragons Captain 2010 

  • England Indoor National Development Team 

  • 2x South England Premiership Cup Winner 

Peter Shepherd – Assistant Head of Lacrosse  

  • Scotland Indoor National Team World Indoor Championships 2019  

  • Scottish Students 

Rebecca Ailles – Coach  

  • England U23s 

  • England U19 Squad 

Several other coaches drawing from the academic body