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Here’s the New committee in full..

So after much waiting we are proud to announce the New committee for season 2016.

They are as follows:

President: Michael Bown

Secretary:Adam Barnes

Treasurer:Gary Campbell with Karen Meredith

General Committee:

Tarryn Suffolk
Sarah Bown
Billy Exton

*Jnr Co-ordinator:Stephen Bown

*Life Members on Board:

David Gerrard
Rod Ansell
Rod Finnigan
Kon Mitsopolous
Stephen Bown
Brad Currie

Any one of these people are available to help you with questions you many have concerning the club so please don’t hesitate to ask.

We look forward to a promising year!

Words from our ‘President’

President 2016

MickWelcome everyone to the 2016 season.

As the incoming president, I’d like to start by saying thank you to the outgoing committee for all of their hard work over the past 12 months.  With a new year comes a new committee and I would like to welcome all of the new members and thank those who are again assisting with running of the club. There are still committee positions available and we encourage all those who are willing to help out across all areas of the club to please let us know. No matter how big or small, any assistance is greatly appreciated…

This year is going to be a massive learning curve for myself but with the many experienced people around me this will be a challenge I really look forward to & hopefully 2016 will be as smooth and successful as 2015. I’m happy to hear about any feedback, ideas and issues that anyone has, to ensure this is a great season for all members and our Malvern family.

This year the club will be seeing the rewards of our hard working junior program, with three of our young member being selected into the U/19 Australian team to tour Canada.   This is a wonderful sign that our program is working and the club is heading in the right direction for the future.

I am very excited about the coming season.  Our club is looking very healthy in numbers in all grades across both men’s and women’s lacrosse and fingers crossed we will go deep into September in all grades.

As always please make welcome our American imports who will be joining us for this season.

Mick Bown
Malvern Lacrosse Club 2016


State League Coach 2016

gusIt is great to see that All of the committee positions have now been filled for 2016.

With the admin side under control it is now business time for the mechanical side.

Back into the ring as Head Coach, I reflect on previous success years and how they were achieved.

This time in will be a bit different for me as I have had time to prepare to take on this challenge.

Previously as most are aware I have taken the role of S/L coach on the basis that “We can’t get anyone else” and picked up the reins on the Thursday night before game 1.

Reinvention is the key word in this challenge, drawing on all possible resources to win games.

For those still young enough to remember the hard work involved in our Premiership years, you will know where I am coming from.

The club witnessed a good year from our Senior men in 2015 as we noticed some of our youth push up.

We have heaps of great juniors filtering through again in 2016 and the rookies from last year are a year older and very much wiser. Combined with our current seniors provides for a fantastic mix.

Numbers are looking good right now so it is important that I set a Pre- season and Season General Training

Program that suits all players and ensure that each individual has the opportunity to excel.

Combine these factors with a New level of fitness and lots of mentoring, we WILL do some damage.

Fitness will be an Uncompromising agenda with me. We WILL be fit and that’s that!!

The season ahead has its challenges and we need all of the support we can get as we strive for success.

This ride will go as far as we all as a club want to take it, but the strategy and knowhow is already in place.

Training will start Weds 3rd Feb at Percy Treyvard Chaddy oval at 6.00pm

(Gary Campbell)


Australian Under 19 Team Representatives 2016

unnamed (5)Three of our finest young men have worked hard for 2 years and have been successful in making the Australian U19 Team 2016.

Darcy Campbell, Tim Graham and Jordan Campbell are looking forward to ‘showcasing’ their skills along with the rest of the team heading to Canada this year.

Darcy & Jordy (cousins) are born and bred at Malvern, coming up through the junior ranks from the age of 6 and entered the senior ranks at an early age!

Tim has only been at the club for a few years but has made many friends and now calls Malvern home.

*Darcy plays defense and is suited in either keeping the opposition on their toes down deep, or running off the wings.

*Tim is one of the best face off players and always gives a great battle to fight for possession of the ball.

*Jordy will play attack and play it well. With having great skills in both left and right hand, he will be a defenders nightmare!

We wish these boys all the best on this achievement as it’s not every day that you represent your country! So when you see them around, make sure to congratulate them on a fine effort!


Masters BBQ:

Sat 30th Jan, Hawthorn East store in Toorak Rd.

Still needing a few people to assist in the fundraising bbq this Sat for the 11:30 -1:30 and 2:30 – 4:30 time slots!

If you can help, can you give Tarryn a call please.



As in the last mail out, we have a ground and we have a time!

Wed 3rd Feb – Chadstone – Percy Treyvaud Oval – 6pm

So you have a week to brush the cobwebs off your gear! ; )



National Conference 2016:

2016 ALA National Conference, Adelaide Sat 21 & Sun 22 February

This year’s Conference in Adelaide, has an impressive list of speakers and coaches.

ALA looks forward to welcoming the lacrosse community to Adelaide; following successful conferences in Perth 2014/2015 and 2013 in Melbourne.

If it is at all possible, it would be great to have at least one person from every club in Australia and we hope Malvern can support this.

This is a great opportunity for learning, development and networking.

Remember: Register by Monday 1 Feb, for only $70pp, for the 2 day event – 22% discount.

Any willing member available, could please contact the committee on that would be much appreciated!


Committee Meeting

Our first official meeting with the new crew is at Malvern Vale Hotel (upstairs)  – 28/1/16 @ 7pm.

Members interested in coming are more than welcome!


Junior Summer Clinic 31st Jan 9.30am

Once again the junior clinics will be starting again. If your itching to get back into Lax make sure you get down to Menzies this Sunday. If you have a friend that’s interested in having a go, bring them along and have some fun


Working with Children:

Working with Children Checks can now be renewed on line which means you will no longer need to go to Australia Post to lodge a paper form and present your current card. 

If your card is out of date, log onto the WWCC site and keep your card updated. When you have details updated, can you send your number through to Adam Barnes (secretary) for his records.


Looking forward to catching up with you all as we start another season with the “Red & Black!’