Miss Armstrong To Tour Australia With Team England

Tuesday 15th March 2016

Congratulations to Queen Anne’s Elite Sports Coach, Miss Katie Armstrong, who has recently been selected to represent the England Lacrosse team on tour to Australia in preparations for the 2017 World Lacrosse Championships.

Katie, who joined Queen Anne’s as part of the teaching staff in September 2015, will be spending two and a half weeks in Australia in May and June this year and is thrilled to have the opportunity to represent her country alongside helping support her fellow Team England players both on and off the pitch.

To take up her place on this fantastic opportunity to tour Australia and to play some world class lacrosse, Katie needs to raise £3,000 to help her reach her goal. Below, Katie shares her story and provides details on her fundraising campaign that she has recently launched:

“I have been playing lacrosse since I was 11 years old and made it into England’s U19 set up when I was 15 years old.  For 3 years, I played on the U19 circuit and competed in the annual Home Internationals between England, Scotland and Wales.  At the age of 18, I was selected to represent England’s U19 team at the 2011 World Championships in Hannover, Germany. I then went onto the Senior England Development Squad where I was co-captain for 2 years. In 2014, I moved up into the Senior England Performance Squad where I obtained my first Senior Cap at the annual Senior Home Internationals. I am currently part of the Performance squad working towards the 2017 Rathbones World Championships, held at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford.

Excitingly I have recently been selected as one of 8 defenders from a total of 29 players to represent Team England on tour to Australia in preparations for the World Championships. We will be spending a total of two and a half weeks from 29th May participating in the Australian State Championships in Melbourne before playing New Zealand and then the Australian National Team in a three-match series. This tour is going to be a significant team learning opportunity as we continue to prepare for the 2017 World Championship and will be pivotal in helping our team’s development, both on and off the field.

Although it is an absolute privilege to represent my country, Lacrosse is an amateur sport and therefore all self-funded, even at International level. This tour will cost £3,000 and I am hoping to raise £2,000 of that through this campaign. The link to my “go fund me” page is gofund.me/ejqpt56s where any form of contributions, large or small would be greatly appreciated. This tour is a fantastic opportunity for me to play some world class lacrosse and to show my coaches that I should be one of the defenders they take to the 2017 World Championship.”

 

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