Lacrosse Australia Foundation

The LAF is thrilled to be a part of the launch & sales of


This is a book that tells the story of an ambitious and adventurous young man who changed the sporting landscape in Australia by introducing the sport of lacrosse into Melbourne in 1876. Lambton Mount is heralded as the undisputed initiator and ‘father’ of lacrosse in Australia.

His story and that of the birth and early development of Australia’s great lacrosse clubs are documented in this book against the backdrop of the expansion of the sport across colonial borders, the coming of Australian Federation, the beginnings of women’s lacrosse and the interruption by war.

This is a ‘must have’ book for everyone who has come under the enduring spell of this unique sport.


The LAF is very happy to have been approached by the author, Doug  Fox, to work with him in the process of distributing the books ordered, and to receive profits from the sale of this book as a donation to the LAF to assist our mission of supporting the growth and development of lacrosse across Australia.

This gesture is generous and greatly appreciated.

Thank you Doug for your book and for supporting the LAF and lacrosse.’

Together we can Grow the Game.

With your support, Lambton Mount will continue to grow the game.

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News & Updates

  • A new book on lacrosse in Australia has arrived. The story of the beginnings of lacrosse and how it spread to every Australian State has never before been told.  The author is the ALA Historian, Doug Fox, a former Australian Team Captain and long-time administrator and promoter of our sport. The book will interest anyone with lacrosse connections and it makes a great gift or prize for club presentations. Orders can be placed through this website.

  • The LAF is currently a seeking person interested in working with the LAF Board. Appointments will be to the next AGM to be held in November 2022, with options for re-appointment. Please contact the LAFChair (chair@lacrosseaustraliafoundation.com.au)  to register your interest in nominating.

  • It is with pleasure that we have welcomed Erin Gregory to the Board to fill the Independent Board position. A lifelong lacrosse enthusiast, we are excited to have this young lady join us, bringing a fresh perspective, enthusiasm and a willingness to help us spead the message of ‘growing lacrosse in Australia’.

  • We are pleased to welcome Vivienne Parker-White to a new term on the Board of the Lacrosse Australia Foundation as an ALA representative. Her vast experience in all areas of lacrosse are, and will continue to be a valuable addition to the LAF .

  • The LAF’s support for Canberra Lacrosse Club is sincerely appreciated … they have a good bunch of ambitious people there, setting a great example for others in new areas to follow in terms of building up an “isolated” program.          Luke Oswald.

  • It is with pleasure that we welcome Jesse Bowland to the Board of the LAF to take up the Finance role. Jesse has played lacrosse for many years and brings his love of the game as well as vast experience in the finance world to the position. Welcome  Jesse. We look forward to working with you.

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