February 8th 2015 Hillary's Boat Harbour Breakfast

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KULJAK BREAKFAST - February 8th 2015 Hillary's Boat Harbour Breakfast - Take a Sunday stroll after breakfast around this world class marina.

The Kuljak breakfasts are traditionally a fabulous morning not to be missed!!!

• $30 Full Buffet breakfast.
• Members are encouraged to bring their partner.

Please email cam@kingsize.com.au with your RSVP

Enter theses date into your diary:

15th April: Kuljak Lacrosse Club Annual General meeting.

To be held at the newly renovated Subiaco Lacrosse Club rooms 7pm.

Kuljak will have a presence at this year’s Lacrosse events. We want to see you there!

Tents and chairs will be provided at

25th April ANZAC day game

Senior Nationals

Senior LWA finals


Alan Weaver

Alan was a Wembley player in its premiership teams of the 1950s.

He then went to South Perth in 1960 and led the club to its first A Grade premiership as Captain / Coach in 1962.

Alan retired and gave many years service as a referee. Alan was one of the Kuljak Clubs longest standing members –joined in 1964 over 50 years

Alan had passed away on 23rd Dec and funeral was on the 2nd of January 2015.

Jim Tailor attended along with Bill Brown & Bob Ramsay of Wembley Club.

Alan was 86 years of age.


It is very important that if you hear news of a club member passing or struggling with their health to alert someone within the club. Many Kuljak members would have liked to have paid their respects at this recent funeral however they were blissfully unaware. You can avoid this situation occurring by contacting the Club secretary at cam@kingsize.com.au or ph 0419047926.

History of Lacrosse within WA

Can you help. Ian Toy has been labouring away almost singlehanded on this project. He requires any further last minute photos or contributions. He also requires assistance in applying for grants to help in the publishing of this unique piece of WA history.

Sadly and almost inexplicably we do not have any State team photos from 1990 onwards!!!

Do you have one?


Over 200 Mega bites

250 pages plus

40,000 words plus

400 plus photos -some never published before

400 plus hrs of preparation

40 plus Western Australian Lacrosse Club stories told

All Kuljak members to get a copy discounted rate/free

Edited by published author Ken Spillman

1000 plus of WA lacrosse community mentioned and or featured

Lacrosse stories you have never heard

WA lacrosse clubs you never knew existed

History discovered for the first time

Who owns the book? Kuljak

Copies for State Library

We can all learn from knowing our history

Provides Lacrosse WA  insight into what has been done in the past so a better  future of WA lacrosse can be planned

Lacrosse Club history from the beginning to the end (in some cases)

Valuable family history document

Club Ties.

A fresh supply of Club ties has been purchased. These will be available at the next breakfast should your wardrobe be" missing something". New members who have paid for but are yet to be presented with their ties will receive them at the breakfast.


What does it mean to be tough?

Here are some positive ways toughness is exhibited in lacrosse:


Tough lacrosse players are smart. They hustle. They are constantly thinking ahead of the play. Tough players work hard to concentrate on every play. Nowhere is this more evident than in the clearing game.

The tough player communicates who has onside responsibility. The lazy player uses dead ball situations to catch his breath, jogs, and his team gets burned by the quick whistle. The tough player understands the importance of being pre-whistle ready, sprints to his spot, even if it's from the box to the far corner...especially if it's to the far corner.


Tough attackmen ride hard. If defense wins championships, the toughest attackman realizes he becomes a defender the second the ball is turned over. Riding creates extra opportunities, often times easy transition goals. Riding disrupts substitutions and adds a dimension of pressure that wears down an opponent.

The lazy attackmen trails the ball carrier, throws a one handed hack, and hurts his team with penalties for slashing. Tough attackman do the work, take good pursuit angles, turn the ball carrier back toward pressure, and force them to make an extra pass. Tough players go as hard as they can for as long as they can.  A tough player is not deterred by a missed shot. A tough player values his performance first by how well he defended.


Toughest players rarely make skip passes. They communicate and carry the ball with confidence until a safe pass can be made. They seldom put their teammates in a bad spot to receive the ball. On the flipside, the toughest players never stand and watch. They keep their defender engaged at all times, making it difficult for their defender to talk and identify slides. They never wait on the pass; they always run to the ball. They understand how to use their own momentum to gain a step, even though it usually means absorbing a check.


The toughest defenders are in and out on a string. They understand team defense. They fill on the weak side no matter how quickly the opposition moves the ball, and they communicate what they're seeing.

When on defense, the tough defenders move as the ball moves. The toughest players move on the flight of the ball, not when it gets to its destination. In lacrosse, like basketball, defenders cannot see the ball and hug their man, because they are afraid to get beat. A tough defender plays the ball and sees his man. There is a difference.


Whether it's at the X or right in front of the cage, the toughest players aren't afraid to get hit. They're usually in the middle of a GB scrum or catching and finishing in traffic. Tough players get hit, hard, a lot, and they pop right back up.


Whether it's just getting the ball around or after a shot attempt, the toughest defensemen are in position to finish with a hard check: legal, annoying, often painful, reminders that they are gonna be there all day.


They don't give up on a play or assume that a teammate will do it. A tough player plays through to the whistle. Tough players study the opponent. They understand the match ups, they work to exploit the mismatch, and they execute whether or not it means points in their stat column. Hockey assists aren't a stat in lacrosse; however, the toughest players regularly draw the slide and unselfishly move the ball setting up his teammate two passes away.


Tough players can take criticism without feeling the need to answer back or give excuses. They are open to getting better and expect to be challenged and hear tough things. You will never again in your life have the opportunity you have now at the college level: a coaching staff that is totally and completely dedicated to making you and your team better.

Tough players listen and are not afraid to say what other teammates may not want to hear, but need to hear.


Tough players take nothing for granted. They keep their foot on the accelerator. Tough players don't waste time celebrating a good play or lamenting a bad one. They don't care about the weather. They don't whine to officials, coaches, or teammates. They never react negatively to a mistake of a teammate.

They make the extra pass. They chase shots to the end line like their lives depend on the next possession. They move the ball immediately after getting it off the ground. They always look coaches and teammates in the eye, because if they are talking, it is important to them and to you. They treat the locker room better than they treat their pocket.

Tough players never cheat the game.


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