Lacrosse Australia Foundation

The LAF is thrilled to be a part of the launch 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.


Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Lacrosse Australia Foundation.

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 is coming. 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 seeking persons interested in working with the LAF Board. Appointments will be to the next AGM to be held in November 2021, 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 welcome to the LAF Board, Erin Gregory. 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’.

  • It is with great pleasure that we welcome Vivienne Parker-White to the Board of the Lacrosse Australia Foundation as an ALA representative. We are certain that her vast experience in all areas of lacrosse will be a valuable addition to the LAF and look forward to working together to make a difference for Lacrosse in Australia.

  • 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.

  • Karen Mau, ALA representative 2018-19 has completed her term as Secretary of the LAF. We extend our sincere thanks to Karen for her contribution while she worked with the Board to further the aims of the Foundation, and wish her all the best in her retirement.

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