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Melbourne University celebrates 140 years of lacrosse

Saturday 13 May was a milestone evening for the Melbourne University Lacrosse Club, as around 100 club members, alumni and supporters gathered to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Lacrosse Club at the Ernie Cropley Pavilion on Campus.

Established in 1883, the Club has been continuously operating ever since, making it the oldest Lacrosse club in the country and among the oldest in the world.

Lacrosse has a storied connection to the University, encompassing intervarsity competitions, state leagues and high-performance support.

The celebration was attended by different generations of Lacrosse members and the guest of honour was Ian Marshman AM, who is currently the Chair of the MU Sport Advisory Board. Ian was a member of the Lacrosse Club while he was a student at the University, and received a Blue and captained the Men's Lacrosse team from 1970-1972.

The Club has also unveiled plans to establish a Lacrosse Club Foundation Chapter to help foster future generations of Lacrosse players at the University.

To read more about the plans for the Lacrosse Club Foundation Chapter continue here.

Source: Melbourne University Sport

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