The Spencer Lacrosse Club was formed in 2000 through the merger of the Kenton and Beckenham Lacrosse Clubs. Spencer brings together the best of the old Kenton and Beckenham clubs – a tradition of playing hard on the pitch, with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the clubhouse.
Where is Spencer?
Spencer is located in Earlsfield, South London, England. See our contact page for how to find the club, including an on-line map.
Kenton had been a force in the south for many years and during the 1990’s had won all the major honours. Beckenham have been instrumental in the development of youth Lacrosse in London and Spencer has one of the most developed junior programmes in London.
The Spencer Club facilities include excellent grass pitches, a floodlit astroturf pitch for hockey, numerous tennis courts and indoor squash courts. The clubhouse was refurbished during 2011 with new changing facilities for men and women and an outside patio area for when the sun is shining. The general purpose main hall area and of course, the bar, is where we spend most time post games.
When do we train or play lacrosse?
Lacrosse is a winter sport in the UK. The season runs from October to April. League and cup games are on Saturday’s normally starting at 2pm. Most games are played on grass fields. A few clubs play on astroturf fields.
In-season club training, on the Spencer astroturf is Monday evenings 7:30 – 9:00pm for the seniors and Friday evenings 6.30 – 8.00pm for the juniors.
How to Join the Club
Step 1 – Come down, join in and meet us
Joining the club is easy. We recognise lacrosse may be a new sport to some so we always welcome new faces to join us for practice sessions, social events and non-competitive games. Then, if you like what you see, you just need to complete the relevant membership form.
Step 2 – Club Membership Form
A Senior Membership Form needs to be completed and given to the Club Secretary or another club officer (see contacts page). Those aged under 18 need to complete the relevant Junior Membership Form. Forms are available to download, print and complete from our Membership Forms download page.
Once accepted by the club, an annual membership subscription must be paid. This covers the majority of running costs for the club, e.g. league fees and coaching.
Step 3 – Membership Fees (2016/17)
|Membership Category||Annual Fee||Membership Category Criteria|
|Social (non-playing) Membership||£ 25||Non-playing means no competitive league/flags games and no midweek training sessions.|
|Pop Lacrosse Membership||£ 30||Juniors playing pop lacrosse only|
|Discounted Membership||£ 180||Juniors
Students or full-time education
|Part-Season Membership||£ Pro-Rata||Players who are around for only part of a season.
For example, leaving London at the end of the year, or those joining us midway through the season, you can pay a pro-rata membership.
Speak to the Treasurer or Peter Compton so we can agree a suitable membership cost.
|Senior Membership||£ 300||Everyone else. This membership fee covers all ‘in-season’ training sessions, match fees and after-game food when playing home games.|
Payment of membership fees must be before you play your first league game. Payment can be via;
- Cheque – payable to “Spencer Lacrosse Club”
- Electronic transfer – we’ll give you the sort code & account number
- 6 x monthly standing order electronic payments
Step 4 – ELA Registration
Before you play your first league game, you must register yourself as a Spencer player with the English Lacrosse Associatation (ELA). If you are already registered with a previous ELA club YOU MUST change your registration to Spencer.
Registration is quick and simple via the English Lacrosse Registration website. Use the “Register” link in the top-right corner.
Then you are a member of Spencer Lacrosse Club!