The Inaugural Girls’ Schools Alumni Teams Summer Tournament 2015

“Old-School” fun is ready to descend on South London.  Welcome The Inaugural Girls’ Schools Alumni 8-a-side tournament this summer - an idea inspired by sideline chatter reminiscing the good old days.   
 
On Sunday 28th June Mitcham and Tooting Sports Centre, home of Hilcroft Lacrosse Club, will host The Inaugural Girls’ Schools Alumni Teams Summer Tournament 2015.  Alumni teams will be battling it out for silverware and bragging rights of being crowned Alumni Schools Team Champions.
 
“Every year for as long as I can remember since leaving school, particularly around the time of National Schools, side line chatter diverts to reminiscing  the good old days and reliving old school team successes” said Charlotte Williams, who is coordinating the tournament.  “Most people have fond memories of their old school lacrosse days and the friends they made there”  “An Alumni Tournament is a great opportunity not only to catch up with old friends, but for those who may not have picked up a stick for years to get back on the pitch and remember how much they love lacrosse!” 
 
Securing a suitable venue was key.  “The social element of the tournament is hugely important” added Williams. “Not only do we want a competitive competition, but we want everyone to have fun”.  Finding two summer pitches  is hard enough, but with a bar as well that is near enough impossible.  Nevertheless, Hilcroft were able to deliver. “With the support of Hilcroft, in particular Henning Schmidt, the tournament may not have been possible.”
 
Hilcroft Lacrosse Club, a Performance Club, is looking to establish their first ever women's team. They currently have a core of about ten players and looking to compete in next year’s Rose Bowl competition. “A competitive tournament on our ground will give the fastest game on two feet more exposure” said Hilcroft’s Schmidt.  “The club is very keen on keeping players in the game for longer, so supporting this great tournament was a very easy decision”
 
Hilcroft practices throughout the summer on Clapham Common on Tuesday and Thursday night from 1900h to 2000h. Players of all levels from all clubs and in particular those looking to get into/stay in shape are very welcome to join. So plenty of opportunity to get a bit of extra practice in before the tournament!  All coaches have 5 years or more experience and offer practices with a focus on fitness, stick skills and individual skills. Sessions are free until October and interested players can email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
So what are you waiting for gather together some old school mates and enter a team. 
 
 
The Inaugural Girls’ Schools Alumni Teams Summer Tournament 2015 details:
 
Where: Hilcorft Lacrosse Club Home Ground, The Tooting & Mitcham Community Sports Club (3G Pitches).
When: Sunday 28th June (approx. timings 10am - 2.30pm TBC)
What: 8 aside tournament. Alumni Teams - players could have just left this summers, left 5 years ago, 10 years ago or 20+ if does not matter!
Dress: "Old School Kit?!" (optional) - bibs will be available to borrow.
Social and refreshments: There is a bar on site and we fully intend to make the most of it afterwards! There could be a lots of gossip to catch up on! The bar also serves food and soft drinks too.
 
Any queries please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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