Thursday, February 17, 2011

Intermediate B growing in BC interior

It may only be February, and the ice may still be in at area arenas, but that hasn’t stopped more than a few local people’s thoughts from turning to lacrosse, Canada’s national summer sport.
Following up on the incredible success of the Nicola Valley Thunder minor lacrosse program over the past few seasons, a move is underway to bring the Intermediate B level of the fast-paced sport to Merritt.
Intermediate lacrosse is specifically for youth aged 16-18. Not only does it provide an opportunity for graduating midget players to continue playing the game, but it also acts as a bridge between minor and junior lacrosse.
Kelly Bartch, one of the main supporters of bringing Intermediate lacrosse into the Nicola Valley, states that he has been in extensive contact with the British Columbia Lacrosse Association, the provincial governing body of the sport, and they have been incredibly supportive.
“They’re very excited for us,” says Bartch, “and highly recommend the Intermediate B level.”
To read the rest of the story by Ian Webster of the Merritt Herald, please click here

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