History of Timperley Lacrosse Club

Timperley Lacrosse Club was founded in 1970 when Chorlton-cum-Hardy relocated to Timperley Cricket Club and became a section of the Timperley Cricket, Hockey, Lawn Tennis and Lacrosse Club. The club was made up from former Chorlton members and boys from William Hulme's Grammar school.

The club started with one team in the 3rd division but it was soon promoted to the 2nd division. Following a period of active recruitment, the club grew and has spent most of the past 20 or so years at the top along with nearby Stockport, Cheadle, Mellor and Heaton Mersey.

1979 saw the start of the club development via coaching in the local schools (Bowdon C of E and Bollin). This moved on and in 1983, the club hosted the first full time US coaches from the US as Lacrosse Development Officers (LDO). Every year since then, Timperley has hosted a full time LDO, sometimes two. Then in 1983, Timperley started running junior boys teams with U13 and U15 teams.

With leadership from the Lacrosse section, Timperley Club installed the first all weather pitches in 1982. This facility gave a boost to junior lacrosse at Timperley because of the access to floodlit, midweek training and the fact that games could be played despite the weather.

Successes were plentiful for the club in the late eighties with the Centurion cup and Junior and Schools Cup and in 1989 the club achieved a junior "Grand Slam" by winning all the junior cups and six a side events in the same season. For the past few years Timperley has been one of the top three junior programmes in the country with regular successes.

The club started running girls teams in the mid 1980's and produced top players at junior county and territorial level. The club now has a very active girls programme and a senior team. Over the past few years both the mens and ladies sections have achieved international success with Timperley players in international teams.

Timperley Club has grown into a very large and active club - one of the largest in the country - through the work of a small core of dedicated coaches and volunteers. Within a well established lacrosse development program, a number of local primary schools have now played lacrosse for many years. The opening of a brand new purpose built club house in 2002 heralded a golden opportunity for the club to grow even more and along with new astro turf pitches in 2006, establish itself as the leading club in the country.

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