Reading University Lacrosse run three different lacrosse teams; mens, womens and mixed. The mens and womens teams compete on Wednesdays with BUCS and the mixed team competes regularly on Sundays.
There are two training sessions a week for mens and womens squads: Tuesday 7pm-9pm at AcademySport in nearby Whitley, and Friday 6-7.30pm on the Astroturf at SportsPark. The mixed team also trains on the Astroturf at 2-3.30pm on Saturdays. Membership to Reading University Lacrosse Club also grants membership to the town club: Reading Wildcats. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your game with some of the top players in the country. Their website can be found here: http://www.readinglacrosse.co.uk/
It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned player, or you have no experience at all; we will be keen to take you on and there will be plenty of opportunities within the club to learn and compete! It is the perfect sport for those wanting to try something new at university. We have many members who join in 2nd and 3rd year of university so come and give it a go! We welcome new members throughout the year, just turn up to one of our training sessions!
Men's 1st Team
2010/11 - The Reading University Knights Mens Lacrosse 1st team entered the BUCS league to finish 2nd in their section and be promoted for the 2011/12 season.
2011/12 - The mens 1st team furthered their success once again achieving 2nd place in the higher league.
2012/13 - The mens 1st team won overall in the South Eastern 1A League.
2013/14 - The mens 1st team again won their league, allowing them to compete in the following season as the best team in the South Eastern 1A League.
2014/15 - The mens 1st team experienced greater challenge and unfortunately their winning streak was halted. The team maintains every hope that they will rise to the challenge and succeed in the South Eastern 2A League next season.
2015/16 - The mens 1st team steamed their way through the South Eastern Conference Cup but after much battling they finished runners up. They also came a respectable third overall in the South Eastern 2B league.
2016/17 - The mens 1st team continued their fierce performance and managed to finish 2nd in the South Eastern 2B league. They hope to maintain their strength for the 2017/18 season.
Finishing the 2014/15 season on a high by winning at Varsity
Women's 1st Team
2011/12 - The Reading University Womens Lacrosse 1st Team entered the BUCS league finishing top in their section and winning the cup final to be awarded BUCS gold medals and promoted for the 2012/13 season.
2012/2013 - The womens 1st team saw some tough competition in a strong league and despite a great effort they were demoted to the South Eastern 2A League.
2013/2014 - The Womens 1st team improved significantly and finished in a respectable position within their league.
2014/15 - The womens 1st team won overall, and gained promotion to the South Eastern 1A League. The team expects a challenging season ahead, competing against only the best.
2015/16 - The womens 1st team faced tough opposition but through consistent performances managed to hold on to their position in the South Eastern 1A League.
2016/17 - The womens 1st team again faced hugely challenging teams. Unfortunately this time they moved leagues to South Eastern 2B, where they hope to dominate this coming season.
Reading University Women's Lacrosse 1st team with their shiny gold BUCS medals after winning the cup final against Kent 1st
Celebrating winning their league and being promoted to South Eastern 1A for 2015/16
Of course playing lacrosse is only part of being a member of the Lacrosse club. We have regular team and club socials, and go on tour every Easter to lovely Croatia. Reading University Lacrosse Club prides itself on being welcoming, fun, and everyone knowing eachother. Both the men and women usually conclude their training sessions at Park Bar, and get together for nights out as often as possible. You're bound to make new friends and have a good time if you come along. Join our facebook group so you never miss out!
If you'd like to have another look at what lacrosse is like on the field, check out the links below.
Men - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qszgSdCca9Y
Women - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHa1S6WWVxk