Origins of Lacrosse

Lacrosse began among North American Indian tribes such as the Iroquois, Huron, Algonquinas as early as the 1400s. It started as a game that was part religious ritual and part military training. The game was later taken up by European settlers and its popularity spread through to modern times. Today lacrosse is a popular sport in colleges in North America.

Lacrosse is being brought to Pelkhil by Tom Claytor, Bush pilot and adventurer who has flown solo to all 7 continents. He will arrive 5 June with all the equipment and conduct some basic training followed by matches on the Pelkhil grounds. He assures us that we will play the safer ‘box’ non-contact version of lacrosse that needs neither helmets or gloves!


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