Te Awamutu Sports Lions won their opening match of the Waikato Lacrosse Women’s Summer Club League at Tamahere Park, beating Kaipaki Phoenix Yellow 16-4.
Defending champions Suburbs Falcons also had a win against Kaipaki Phoenix 15-8, and Cambridge TVP Titans won against the Suburbs Eagles by 28 goals to 5. The league looks set for some top-level lacrosse as these top teams battle it out in the round-robin games.
This year for the first time the Women’s Club League is running for a total of 8 weeks with the finals scheduled on Saturday 19th December. In previous years, the League before and after Christmas, with the finals in February. The benefits of the new shorter season are already apparent, as university students and other senior top players who would otherwise be unable to commit to post-Christmas games, are now signing up to play.
The highly successful Waikato Intermediate School League, now in its sixth year, also sprang into life at Tamahere Park at the weekend with a total of 22 teams registered to play. Te Awamutu Intermediate has teams entered in all divisions. In the Girls A Division, Cambridge Middle School, Saints United, and Morrinsville Gold all had wins. And in the Boys Division, Cambridge Middle School and Morrinsville again had a win each.
The Waikato Lacrosse Men’s Club League opens next week and will run until mid-February 2021.