We recently spoke to Storm Trentham – founded of DBA Sports and coach to the Kenya Lacrosse team:
Having spent 16 years on a lacrosse pitch with the Wales National Team, as player, coach and manager, I have been working with the Kenyan charity, Sporting Chance International, which helps the young and needy through sport, health and education.
I introduced lacrosse in various Kenyan schools back in 2007 and now we have more than 600 athletes playing the game in some shape or form.
After coaching Wales u/19 at last year’s World Championships, I decided to take on a new challenge: to get the first African team to a Women’s Lacrosse World Championships.
A bonus upside from this is that the sport would be eligible for future Olympic Games as all continents would now be playing the sport.
In Dec 2015, the Kenya Lacrosse Association (KLA) was officially recognised by the International Lacrosse Federation and so this gave us the green light to start this journey and to create tomorrow’s history.
To get a team in shape for the next U19 World Championships in 2019 is going to be an interesting challenge and as always, support is needed to achieve this.
If you would be interested in supporting the KLA programme in any shape or form, no matter how small, then please do get in touch.