Editor’s Note: Thanks to Shendelle Oliver of LACROSSE WA (Western Australia’s State Lacrosse Organization) for passing this article over to us! It looks like the game is growing again, and this time it’s happening in Indonesia, on an island called Lombok.
The people on Lombok who are putting this together are looking for teams to come and play, so that the game can be spread through direct exposure, and so that the players themselves can go an enjoy themselves to the fullest. It’s an interesting approach, and we’re curious if any of our GTG friends are already signed up to play.
In November 2013, the inaugural Lombok Lax Series will be held on the beautiful island of Lombok, Indonesia.
We are calling all Lacrosse and Non-Lacrosse families/friends to pull together teams of 6-8 players, and please note this is a social fun series so all skill levels are welcome (and if you don’t have enough people for a team don’t worry we will do our best to match you with one)!
It will be 3 days of fun, frivolity & Lacrosse. We envision that you will be competing against teams from all over Australia, as well as local teams in Indonesia. The minimum age to compete is 12 years old but don’t fret, as we will accomodate younger members in their own mini version.
If you would like to attend but just want to be a spectator, ask us about our spectator packs. You will be required to organise your own airfares to Bali where we can assist you with flight/ferry options to get you to Lombok.
The specific dates in November of 2013 will be advised ASAP.
We have access to all levels of accomodation in Lombok and can assist where needed. Island Lax Limo’s (Indo Style) will be available to do regular pickup and drop offs to the grounds.
Cocktail/Bintang Bungalows, Massage Maids, and of course Lacrosse will be free flowing.
It is not your regular Lacrosse event but it will be the most fun one you have participated in.
Team Entry fee is $520 Australian, which will include a Lombok Welcome Pack, pickup on arrival in Lombok to your accomodation and lots of great memories (8 Members @ $65 head).
We also have fundraising packs of Lombok Lax merchandise for you to purchase and to resell to cover your team entry fee if you require. We will have child minding options available at an additional cost for parents who need a little time off.
Final night farewell will be on Gili Trawangan which is Lombok’s premier tourist attraction located just off the northwest coast of Lombok, The Party Island… Tickets will be available for sale during the Lombok series.
It certainly sounds interesting! Bali is a big time party island for Australian tourists and Lombok is nearby, but don’t go thinking it’s all beaches and tourism. Lombok is a good sized island and there are over 3 million people living on it. Seems like a GREAT place to get lacrosse going, and we hope this event happens, and does just that!
If you are interested in playing in Lombok, we can put you in touch with Shendelle Oliver of Lacrosse WA. Just reach out to us and we’ll make it happen!