Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a fast, free flowing, high scoring non-contact game played by 12 players: each team can have a maximum of 18 players on a squad.

At St James, all pupils learn lacrosse as part of their PE lessons throughout Key Stage 3. Pupils in every year group also have the opportunity to represent the school in extra-curricular fixtures which take place on Saturday mornings throughout the Autumn and Spring terms against rival independent schools, both locally and further afield.

To prepare for these fixtures, pupils attend regular training sessions once a week after school. This complements the skills and tactics they learn in their PE lessons and is essential for developing a successful team. A number of pupils also choose to play for local club teams, allowing them even more opportunity to improve and compete.

The season finishes in March, culminating in National tournaments at Senior and Under 15 level, and County tournaments for the Under 14, Under 13 and Under 12 age groups. A number of pupils also go on to compete at higher levels: we currently have pupils who have been selected for Greater London County squads, for the Regional Development squad and national teams.