The Lambton Mount Lacrosse Club, an incorporated association, was established in September 2015 as a nationally based lacrosse club for men and women who formerly or currently play, officiate or support lacrosse in Australia.
The club was preceded by the Victorian Lacrosse Past Players & Supporters Association, which consisted solely of former Victorian male lacrosse players. The PPA resolved in 2015 to transfer all assets to the new club.
The Lambton Mount Lacrosse Club, as a demonstration of our national focus and desire for female and male members, is affiliated with the Australian Lacrosse Association.
At this time the club has over 260 members with a target of 1,000 members, which would make us the largest lacrosse club in terms of numbers in the world!
We believe we offer something to complement existing club memberships and trust that existing club members will retain their current affiliations along with membership of our Club.
We currently have members in most states of Australia as well as several overseas members, Bill Stahmer in Thailand and Luke Moore in Hong Kong. We need more members from all states and in particular those who have moved overseas and want to stay in touch with lacrosse in Australia and to do their bit to help develop lacrosse in Australia.
Our annual membership subscription is only $25 and the funds raised are used to support lacrosse in Australia, and all services provided by the committee are provided on a pro bono basis, thus our expenditure on administration is minimal.
Why The Name?
Lambton Le Breton Mount arrived in Australia with his family in 1853 and lived in the Ballarat goldfields until the family moved to Melbourne in 1873.
Lambton Mount was a great athlete and one of the great runners of his time in Victoria, along with H. C. Harrison, one of the founders of Aussie Rules football.
He started the game of lacrosse in Australia by putting an advertisement in the “Australasian”, calling for a meeting of interested persons in playing lacrosse in 1876.
From these humble beginnings the great game in Australia started and by 1907 the game was played at the MCG in front of over 16,000 spectators, when there were only 1 million people living in Victoria.
By the time of federation lacrosse was being played in every state in Australia.
He was a successful business person, associate of the poet Adam Lindsay Gordon, relocating to W.A. in the 1930s to start up a business, and then on to England.
Lambton Mount was the spark that made lacrosse a national game before federation, with numbers at the turn of the 19th century significantly higher than now, and played in all states of Australia.