Lacrosse is one of the two key sports for girls in the Lent Term for girls. There are opportunities to play and compete catering to every ability.

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 in the Michaelmas Term to hone their skills in preparation for the spring campaign.
  • For senior squads there are fixtures every weekend as well as occasional midweek matches.
  • Inter-House lacrosse competitions are an opportunity for every student to be involved in sport.

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 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 1.
  • Stowe Lacrosse is the number 1 ranked Y9 entry program in the country across all year groups.
  • 6th form performance players have exclusive S&C 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.

Coaches

  • Rob Ingham Clark – Head of Lacrosse (Home Nations Lions Player 2020, Wales U20 & English Universities Head Coach, South West Senior Women’s Coach, former Luxembourg Senior Men’s National Team Assistant Coach)
  • 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 – Graduate Lacrosse Coach (Scotland Indoor National Team World Indoor Championships 2019, Scottish Students)
  • Several other coaches drawing from the academic body including the Harvard Fellow