Welcome to Women’s Lacrosse!
Lacrosse is one of NTU Sport designated performance programmes. As a performance programme, a selected squad of talented student athletes receive access to the following benefits:
- A programme lead by either a Full or Part Time Head of Sport/Head Coach
- Access to coach lead Strength & Conditioning programmes – both face to face in the High Performance Centre at Clifton Campus and via remote programming
- Free access to physiotherapy/sports therapy both via online consultation, face to face treatment and on pitch/on court support when returning to activity
- Free NTU Sport Performance kit
- Free off – peak membership to NTU Sport facilities
- Access to group interventions in sports psychology and sports lifestyle
We currently have two BUCS teams who play on Wednesday’s at differing levels. Our performance team finished third in Tier 1 Midlands 1A last season. The second team currently play in Midlands 2A in Tier 2.
We train and play at the 3G pitch based at Clifton Campus and run a number of social events during the year. Our Men’s, Women’s programmes work together on charity fundraisers and community projects throughout the year.
We have multiple teams on both the Men’s and Women’s side of the club, including Development squads for complete beginners looking to get into the sport during their time at university.
We focus on both high performance and participation, so whether you are looking to play sport to a high standard or be a part of one of the biggest social societies at Trent, NTU Lacrosse has something for everyone.
Sam Patterson is in charge of both the men’s and women’s lacrosse programmes. Sam led NTU to a Men’s BUCS National Championship in 2018. He is currently an assistant coach for the England Senior Men’s National Team and development coach for England Lacrosse’s National Talent Pathway. As a player Sam represented England in four senior World Championships and three European Championships.
The Performance BUCS squad train twice a week, on a Sunday’s and Tuesday’s they also have two strength and conditioning sessions run by Sport981 twice weekly. The 2nd team and development team also practice Sunday’s and Tuesday’s.
How to join
We run taster sessions for both men and women during Welcome Week at the start of the academic year. Sign up is not required, so please feel free to come along.
Fees to join are £170 for the year. Memberships purchased at any point during the academic year are only valid until the end of term 3.
Please keep an eye on our social media accounts for more details closer to the time, or feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions!
All players who represent the club in BUCS will need to buy playing shirt, shorts when they join (the cost of the shirt is subsidised by the department), which will then be theirs to keep. Lacrosse equipment will be loaned from the club for a period of a season. These items are all purchasable from Lee Westwood Sports Centre on Clifton Campus.
We offer bursaries for talented lacrosse players. We welcome applications from all players, which will then be assessed for suitability for a scholarship award.
Further details on scholarships, including the application form, are available here.