Lacrosse players playing in a league. (Black Press Media)

Okanagan lacrosse teams can soon play Princeton

Drop-in lacrosse game program deemed a success, organizer pushes for local league

A drop-in program for a lacrosse team in Princeton proved to be a success and now, come next year, the town will have its own lacrosse league.

With about 30 children participating in the weekly drop-in games, league organizer James Graham says the next steps will be forming a Princeton Lacrosse Association.

“In order for a municipality to have its own league the B.C. Lacrosse Association says it needs to form a lacrosse association,” Graham said.

READ MORE: South Okanagan group wants to break new ground for female lacrosse

He says a general meeting is set up with board members on July 10 and parents will be able to register their children in the league this January and February. The coaches will be trained in April and May.

Children between five and 16 years of age will be able to register in their division and play against leagues in the Thompson-Okanagan Minor Box Lacrosse Commission.

READ MORE: Vernon, North Okanagan lacrosse left without a permanent home

This includes leagues in Kamloops, Kelowna, Nicola Valley, North Okanagan, Penticton and the Shuswap regions.

“I’ve been playing lacrosse for 26 years and when I found out the Princeton Arena was concrete, I thought why not have a lacrosse league here and the process got rolling from there,” Graham said.

If the league is given the green light, teams would be in play by June 2020.


@LarynGilmour
laryn.gilmour@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna hockey seasons return in 6 weeks

The Kelowna Chiefs are the latest to release their upcoming schedule

WWII hero draws huge crowd in Kelowna

Around 1,000 people came out to hear the story of Marthe Cohn, the heroic Jewish French spy

$1.4 million Rowcliffe Park development in Kelowna complete

The first phase of the park was completed in 2017

Two Kelowna robbers have been court charged

Paul Davis Houle and Tyler Brice Rathbone face break and enter charges

Fire destroys storage unit business in Kelowna

The fire was reported at Hawkeye Holdings just after 2 p.m. Thursday

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

Arrest made in vandalism of the former home of man charged with South Okanagan murders

RCMP confirmed one person has been arrested in relation to the alleged vandalism

Respected wildlife artist in the Okanagan dies

According to a post by his family, Terry Isaac died on July 16

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

Auto theft numbers decline in Princeton; thefts from vehicles on the increase

Policing statistics show changing trends in rural community

Most Read