Lacrosse success for former students representing Wales

April 11, 2024

Three former students from Haberdashers’ Monmouth School, Florrie T, Zoë C, and Freya T, recently represented Wales at the Lacrosse Home Internationals in Cardiff. As the sport gears up for its return to the Olympics in Los Angeles in 2028, these talented athletes have their eyes set on involvement in the event.

Florrie T, serving as captain, along with Zoë C as vice-captain and Freya T played for Wales U20s. Their performance saw them secure a commendable second place, with notable victories against Germany (16-5) and Scotland (13-7), albeit a loss to England (11-2). Additionally, the senior team clinched third place in the tournament.

Looking ahead, the U20 Welsh team is setting its sights on the World Championships scheduled for August in Hong Kong. This year holds significant importance for lacrosse, with the World Championships gathering 20 teams from around the globe. Wales finds itself grouped with formidable opponents such as Canada, the Haudenosaunee Native American team, China, Taipei, and Korea.

With women’s lacrosse actively engaging 45 countries worldwide, the upcoming world championships, alongside prestigious events like the Home Internationals, serve as crucial milestones in the journey towards the Olympics. Welsh athletes aspire to secure spots in the British Lacrosse squad for this historic event, marking the return of lacrosse to the Olympics after 76 years since its demonstration in London 1948.

To support the Wales U20s in their quest to compete at the world championships, fundraising efforts are underway. Those interested in contributing can visit the team’s GoFundMe page and online auction here. Your support will greatly aid these talented athletes as they strive for excellence on the international stage.