Big news on the global lacrosse scene today as the Australian Men’s National Lacrosse Team announced a partnership with Maverik and Cascade Lacrosse to be their official supplier for team gear.
Team Australia is already preparing for Denver in 2014 with a several big events leading up to the tournament. This June, tryouts will be held in Melbourne, Australia to decide who will make the Team Australia roster, followed by a match against the Japan Men’s National Team later that month.
In 2014, the team will compete in the ALA Southern Crosse Tournament in January, visit Japan to play their national team once again in March, and head to Vail, Colorado for a final tune-up before playing in the FIL World Championship in Denver in July.
Team Australia will be sporting white Cascade CPX-R helmets and Maverik Deuce gloves in green and yellow, emblazoned with their team mascot, the shark and Australia 2014.
Check out the full press release on the partnership below.
Australian Men’s National Lacrosse Team Signs Deal with Maverik/Cascade Lacrosse
NEW YORK — March 26, 2013 — Maverik Lacrosse and Cascade Lacrosse are proud to announce its partnership with the Australian Men’s National Lacrosse Team for the 2014 World Championship in Denver. Australia will be receiving custom designed Maverik equipment while Cascade will be outfitting the team with custom helmets. Australia is currently ranked third in the world, behind the United States and Canada, and is hard at work preparing for Denver. For the latest gear, news and updates on the Australian Men’s National Lacrosse Team and their preparation for the World Championship check out the team web site here.
“I am really excited about our newly formed partnership between Maverik Lacrosse, Cascade Sports and the 2014 Australian Men’s Lacrosse team,” said Glenn Meredith, Head Coach of the Australian Men’s National Team. “All Australian Men’s players competing at the elite level of the FIL 2014 Men’s Lacrosse World Championship in Denver will now be using the best lacrosse equipment in the World. It will be fantastic journey working with such a dedicated and professional group as the Maverik family.
The Denver World Championship will be an amazing experience for all involved.”
Key Australian Men’s National Lacrosse Team Events:
- Australian Players returning from US Colleges, for the ALA Nationals, June 5 – 8 and Tryout camp June 9 & 10, Melbourne
- Japan Men’s National Team will play Australia in June 2013, Melbourne
- Australian Team competing in the ALA Southern Crosse Tournament, January 2 – 6, Melbourne
- Australian Team will visit Japan in Feb/March 2014 to play Japan Men’s National Team, Tokyo Japan
- Australian Team competing in elite division of the Vale tournament in July 2014, Vail, Colorado USA
- 2014 FIL World Championship Denver U.S.A July 10 to 19
“Australia has a rich history of lacrosse and continues to develop players who are making a name for themselves at the highest levels of our sport,” said John Gagliardi, founder of Maverik Lacrosse. “We are very proud to be partnering with such a high calibre team as Australia.”
ABOUT MAVERIK LACROSSE
Founded in 2005 by John Gagliardi, Team USA Player and All-World Defenseman, and Jay Jalbert, All-World Midfielder, Maverik Lacrosse is a lacrosse equipment manufacturer whose products are designed and developed by the world’s top lacrosse players for lacrosse players. Team Maverik creates, tests and develops innovative products that perform and exceed the professional demands of its founders. Headquartered in New York, NY, Maverik is a subsidiary of Bauer Performance Sports Ltd., a publically traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BAU), its brands include Bauer Hockey, Maverik Lacrosse, Cascade Sports and Mission Roller Hockey.
ABOUT CASCADE LACROSSE
Based in Liverpool, NY, Cascade Sports has a celebrated and rich history of delivering revolutionary technology, unrivaled player experiences and 360 degree innovation to the lacrosse community and beyond. Cascade was founded in 1986 and acquired by Bauer Performance Sports in June 2012. As a leader in sports equipment, the company has pioneered advances in head protection beginning with its very first sport helmet for lacrosse. Today, Cascade continues this tradition by routinely adding to its long list of game-changing transformations in safety, comfort and performance. Proud partnerships include 16 NCAA Champions since 1995, Major League Lacrosse and dozens of NHL players who choose Cascade Sports technology. The company delivers innovative high performance headgear to lacrosse, ice hockey, field hockey, Swift Water Rescue and White Water Sport markets. Learn more at www.cascadelacrosse.com. Bauer Performance Sports is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BAU), and its brands include Bauer Hockey, Maverik Lacrosse, Cascade Sports and Mission Roller Hockey.