ET2 Lacrosse clinic for Eddie a huge success

Posted: January 15, 2012 in Lacrosse News
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ET2 draws in huge crowd (pic, ELA)

Didsbury Cricket Club, Manchester played host to a special memorial event for the late Eddie Thornber last Sunday, as over 100 boys took to the field for a unique coaching clinic with some of the most experienced players in the UK.

The success of the event came as no shock as people came from all over the country to play in memory of Thornber, who played for local side Manchester Waconians LC, before being taken from the world far too early.

Players gather to remember Eddie (pic, ELA)

The day, which was backed by UK Lacrosse and Northern Soul – the latter of whom donated prizes for the raffle – was played in great spirits, with all of the boys attending getting some great tips from the England players, a long with many other experienced coaches, to develop back at their clubs.

The event organizer, Mike Armstrong, made the event free for all participants but asked for donations to be given to the charity, S.O.B.S (Survivor of Bereavement by Suicide). All in all the day raised over £2500, news which was met with delight from English Lacrosse‘s Sam Patterson via the organisations Facebook page.

“Well done to ET2 lacrosse for organising a great event with over a 100 kids taking part and just over £2000 raised. Great tribute to Eddie.”

ET2 Lacrosse later added themselves, “ET2 Camp great day, thanks to all parents, players, coaches & Helpers! RIP ET2 its all for you! over £1700 raised today. Big thanks to Wacs Lacrosse club!”

ET2 Lacrosse was formed out of remembrance of Eddie Thornber, who was a young talented goalkeeper known for his on field ability, but equally as a caring, fun and approachable guy off the pitch too. (ET2 website)

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