Raiders Women's Lacrosse
This program focuses on skill development and understanding of the game. It is designed for players of all skill levels who have a passion for lacrosse or want to try something new. Women's field lacrosse offers opportunities for athletic university scholarships. Nanaimo Raiders are working hard to grow women's field lacrosse on the Island.
Women's Field Lacrosse is a quick, free-flowing game which is easy to understand and watch. The game is played on a 100m x 55m field with 12 players aside on the field. The full roster of a Women's Field team is 16-20 players.
Women's Field is a non-contact sport. There is no aggressive checking with either the stick or the body. This results in a game which has added emphasis on a fast-paced, polished game centred on ball movement The International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations sanctions international championships at the junior and senior level on a four year cycle.
Canada consistently places in the top two positions and performances at the last few championships and have clearly shown the promise of great things to come. The Women's Field program is the youngest of our competitive programs. The future of the growth has been clearly demonstrated to lie in the secondary and university clubs. The scholastic development program sets the ground work for the success to come.
World Lacrosse Women's Field Lacrosse 2020-2022 Rules - click here