List of the oldest lacrosse teams


List of the oldest lacrosse teams

This is a chronological list of lacrosse clubs since their formation.

Contents

Nineteenth century

Year Team Town/City State/Province/County Country League Notes
1842[1] Montreal Olympic Athletic Club Montreal Quebec Canada - defunct
1852[2] or 1862[3] Ottawa Lacrosse Club Ottawa Ontario Canada Canadian Lacrosse Association defunct, reformed in 1980s
1856[4] Montreal Lacrosse Club Montreal Quebec Canada Canadian Lacrosse Association defunct, new club formed in 2006
1867 Upper Canada College Toronto Ontario Canada Canadian Lacrosse Association
1868 Mohawk Lacrosse Club Troy New York United States United States National Amateur Lacrosse Association oldest lacrosse team in the United States[5]
1871[6] Prince Rupert Lacrosse Club Winnipeg Manitoba Canada - defunct
1876 Melbourne Lacrosse Club Melbourne Victoria Australia Victorian Lacrosse Association defunct
1876[7] Stockport Lacrosse Club Stockport Cheshire England North of England Men's Lacrosse Association oldest lacrosse club in the United Kingdom
1877[8] New York University New York City New York United States National College Lacrosse League
1877 Manhattan College New York City New York United States NCAA Division I
1878 Baltimore Athletic Club Baltimore Maryland United States United States National Amateur Lacrosse Association
1879[9] Cheadle Lacrosse Club Cheadle Cheshire England North of England Men's Lacrosse Association
1879 Heaton Mersey Lacrosse Club Heaton Moor Cheshire England North of England Men's Lacrosse Association
1882[10] Cambridge University Lacrosse Club Cambridge Cambridgeshire England South of England Men's Lacrosse Association Oldest college lacrosse team in the United Kingdom
1882[11] Hampstead Lacrosse Club London Greater London England South of England Men's Lacrosse Association
1883 Adelaide Lacrosse Club Adelaide South Australia Australia South Australian Lacrosse Association defunct
1883[12] Edmonton Lacrosse Club Edmonton Alberta Canada - defunct
1883[13] Melbourne University Lacrosse Club Melbourne Victoria Australia Lacrosse Victoria oldest extant lacrosse club in Australia
oldest continually existing lacrosse club in the world[14]
1883 Oldham & Werneth Lacrosse Club Oldham Lancashire England North of England Men's Lacrosse Association
1883[15] Sydney Lacrosse Club Sydney New South Wales Australia New South Wales Lacrosse Association defunct
1884[16] Calgary Lacrosse Club Calgary Alberta Canada - defunct
1884[17] New Town Lacrosse Club Hobart Tasmania Australia - defunct
1885[18] Noarlunga Lacrosse Club Noarlunga South Australia Australia South Australian Lacrosse Association defunct
1887[19] Brisbane Lacrosse Club Brisbane Queensland Australia Queensland Lacrosse Union defunct
1887[20] North Adelaide Lacrosse Club Adelaide South Australia Australia Lacrosse South Australia
1888[21] Jamestown Lacrosse Club Jamestown South Australia Australia South Australian Lacrosse Association defunct
1888 New Westminster Salmonbellies New Westminster British Columbia Canada Western Lacrosse Association
1888[22] Rochdale Lacrosse Club Rochdale Lancashire England North of England Men's Lacrosse Association
1889 Adelaide University Lacrosse Club Adelaide South Australia Australia Lacrosse South Australia
1889[23] Poynton Lacrosse Club Poynton Cheshire England North of England Men's Lacrosse Association name changed from Offerton Lacrosse Club in 1972
1891[24] New York Athletic Club New York City New York United States American Lacrosse League recognised by US Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame as oldest active lacrosse team in the United States[25]
1893[26] Cheadle Hulme Lacrosse Club Cheadle Hulme Cheshire England North of England Men's Lacrosse Association
1894[27] Crescent Athletic Club Brooklyn New York United States United States National Amateur Lacrosse Association defunct, reformed in 2006
1895 Holdfast Bay Lacrosse Club Adelaide South Australia Australia South Australian Lacrosse Association defunct
1896 Fremantle Lacrosse Club Fremantle Western Australia Australia Western Australian Lacrosse Association existing Phoenix Lacrosse Club can trace its history to Fremantle Lacrosse Club
1896[28] Melbourne Cricket Club Lacrosse Section Melbourne Victoria Australia Lacrosse Victoria
1896 Perth Lacrosse Club Perth Western Australia Australia Western Australian Lacrosse Association defunct
1896 Ashton Lacrosse Club Ashton-under-Lyne Lancashire England North of England Men's Lacrosse Association
1898[29] Williamstown Lacrosse Club Melbourne Victoria Australia Lacrosse Victoria
1899 Brooklands Hulmeians Lacrosse Club Sale Cheshire England North of England Men's Lacrosse Association founded as Old Hulmeians LC and continues nominally as Lancashire club
1899[30] East Fremantle Lacrosse Club Fremantle Western Australia Australia Lacrosse Western Australia
1899[31] East Torrens Payneham Lacrosse Club Adelaide South Australia Australia Lacrosse South Australia founded as East Torrens Lacrosse Club
1899[32] Sturt Lacrosse Club Adelaide South Australia Australia Lacrosse South Australia
1899[33] Woodville Lacrosse Club Adelaide South Australia Australia Lacrosse South Australia

First teams from other countries

Country Year Team City League Notes
 Czech Republic 1980[34] Lacrosse Club Custodes Sokol Radotín Prague Czech Lacrosse Union
 Germany 1993[35] Berliner Lacrosse Verein Berlin Deutscher Lacrosse Verband Bundesliga Ost
 Italy 2005[36] Roma Leones Rome Federazione Italiana Giuco Lacrosse
 Japan 1987[37] Keio University Lacrosse Club Tokyo Japan Lacrosse College League
 Netherlands 2003[38] Amsterdam Lions Amsterdam Dutch National Lacrosse League

See also

References

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  2. ^ http://www.ottawalacrosseclub.com/about
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  7. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/stockportlacrosseclub/?primary=theclub&secondary=history
  8. ^ http://www.e-lacrosse.com/laxhist5.htm
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  10. ^ http://culacrosse.org/mens
  11. ^ http://www.londonlax.com
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  15. ^ http://www.trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/13539581
  16. ^ http://bcla.centraldesktop.com/spirit2/doc/1942279/w-HistoryOfLacrosse
  17. ^ http://www.trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/9027710
  18. ^ "LACROSSE.". South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839-1900) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia): p. 7. 18 July 1885. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44947244. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  19. ^ http://www.trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/19924620
  20. ^ http://www.nalc.com.au/index.php?page=history
  21. ^ "LACROSSE.". South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839-1900) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia): p. 6. 17 April 1888. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47268577. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  22. ^ http://www.rochdalelacrosse.co.uk
  23. ^ http://www.poyntonlacrosse.co.uk/poynton-lacrosse-history.php
  24. ^ http://www.nyac.org/default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=236075&ssid=89487&vnf=1
  25. ^ http://www.nyac.org/default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=244544&ssid=100236&vnf=1
  26. ^ http://www.cheadlehulmelax.co.uk
  27. ^ http://www.e-lacrosse.com/laxhist5.htm
  28. ^ http://www.mcc.org.au/Club%20Sport/Lacrosse.aspx
  29. ^ http://williamstown.lax.org.au/history
  30. ^ http://www.redwingslax.com/index.php?page=history
  31. ^ http://www.eastfremantlelacrosse.com/home/history
  32. ^ http://www.sturtlacrosse.org.au
  33. ^ http://www.warriorslax.com/history.php
  34. ^ http://www.laxmap.org/list_clubs.asp
  35. ^ http://www.blax.de/v3/lacrosse/blax/history_club.php
  36. ^ http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roma_Leones_Lacrosse
  37. ^ http://www.lacrosse.gr.jp/international/history/history.html
  38. ^ http://www.alax.nl/about-lions/history

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