Lacrosse has always understood that the development of the sport relies on creating
partnerships with a wide range of people and agencies.
Lacrosse at local level has specialised in developing partnerships with schools, sport clubs,
local authorities and local sponsors.
Lacrosse has also enjoyed successful partnerships with major companies such as Warrior,
Gait, Reebok and Nike
By 2011 Lacrosse will
Identify 100 clubs to work in partnership with the ayll and its development programme,
involving 700 schools and sports colleges, to
Identify and work in partnership with colleges and universities, in targeted areas, to develop
County Sports Partnerships
Identify and work in partnership with 22 identifi ed County Sports Partnerships from 2005 to
Local and community agencies
Identify and work in partnership with local authorities to deliver the local and regional
Identify and work in partnership with deliverers of services to priority groups. The ELA will
extend its work in socially deprived areas using
the examples of good practice from the development programmes work with local agencies.
Amongst the areas lacrosse is currently
working in are Oldham MBC, Manchester City Council, Luton MBC, Rochdale MBC, Salford
City Council and Sheffi eld City Council.
Identify organisations with sporting programmes (youth workers, prison service, Guides and
Scouts associations), especially local
authority-approved provision, to extend access to lacrosse participation.
Identify National Governing Bodies of sport to work with to create new pathways into
lacrosse, such as the English and Wales Cricket
Board on the use of facilities and development, and the Football Association’s Community
Programme use of lacrosse as an alternative
Identify and work in partnership with local agencies and lacrosse clubs on re-engagement
strategies aimed at individuals who have ceased playing sport or who have never played sport
to become involved in lacrosse.
The ELA needs to enhance its staffing structure, in order to achieve the Key Performance
Indicators outlined in the WSP.
Lacrosse has a small and dedicated professional staff supported by a highly competent
Lacrosse, via its use of professional instigation and quality voluntary support, has organised
and managed a large, localised delivery
programme for the development of the sport.
From 2000 – 2004 the number of professional ELA development offi cers managed by the ELA
increased, as seen in Table 1, with further
increases identifi ed.