Lacrosse players at Bedford Girls’ School were able to learn from one of the best and brightest talents in the sport when elite England international Alana Livesey visited Cardington Road.
Having spent the afternoon offering hints, tips, advice and guidance to girls in Year 8 and Year 9, Livesey rounded off the day training with the first team.
Over recent years, lacrosse has gained enormous popularity and to further promote the development of the sport, the English Lacrosse Association has brought together some of the country’s best coaches and players who are assigned to support the game in specific schools.
Bedford Girls’ School was fortunate enough to be assigned Livesey whose successes in international lacrosse include a pivotal role in the England squad who finished runners-up in the 2008 European Championship in Finland.
Livesey said: “It’s brilliant to have been assigned a school where everyone is so welcoming and there’s such a tremendous enthusiasm for the sport.
“The standard of play I’ve witnessed in all the groups I’ve worked with has been really high which is great for the girls and the English game as well as ensuring Bedford Girls’ School lacrosse players are a pleasure for me to work with.”