Mission & Vision (Shelburne Vets Lacrosse)

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RESPECT,HONOUR AND PRIDE ..... Shelburne Vets Lacrosse!

Welcome to the Shelburne Veterans website.  The Vets were founded in the winter of 1998 with our first game being played in the summer of 1999. Two of the original founders  Barry Trood and  Mark Early are still with Shelburne Lacrosse which is now heading into its 15th year on the floor in 2013. The "Veterans" nickname was chosen to honour all of our Canadian War Vets who have served our country so well over the past 100 years. Thanks to them our country is free and continues to be so. 

 Thank a Vet they are truly our real heroes!

 Our first player ever signed was "Cody Jamieson" who was a PeeWee player at the time and  continued playing until 2007 with our Intermediate team until he went overage in 2008. Cody was a member of our Ontario Champion Intermediate "C" team that won in 2005 and was also a member of our Bantam "D" team which also won the Vets first Ontario title back in 2000.  Pete Bannon Jr. scored the Veterans first goal ever with Luke Burke having our first assist on that goal.  Both were members of our Tyke team back in 1999 in what was a 13-2 loss to Arthur that opening game. Peter is still playing lacrosse for our Jr "C" Vets. Both would also play big parts in leading their team to a Ontario Tyke championship the following year 2000.

Our club has won 8 provincial championships as follows:  2000 Bantam "D", 2000 Tyke "D", 2001 Novice "D", 2004 Midget "C" , 2005 Intermediate "C", 2010 Tyke "C", 2010 Novice "C", 2012 Tyke "E".  We have also been provincial finalists 10 times as well including 3 in our first year of operation in 1999 and including last year 2012 when our Novices got all the way to the "B" final. 

Our PeeWee team toured Saint John , New Brunswick in 2004 winning the Fundy Riptide tournament while also playing 2 games against the N.B. provincial team.  It was a great great trip for all the players and staff. 

In 2006 Daniel Craig of our PeeWee Vets team became our first player to make the Ontario Provincial team.  This was quite an honour for Daniel as well as for our club. Daniel was the only player from a "C" rated center to make the team that year and has been the only Vets player to do so.  In 2011 Daniel continued to shine as he was Shelburne's first ever player to be drafted into Jr "A" league going 3rd overall by the Barrie Lakeshores.  He didn't disappoint as he was second in team scoring in 2011 and was top scorer in 2012! Well done Daniel the sky is the limit for you! 

  Our club won the OLA award in 2000 for the club that best promotes the game of lacrosse in the province.

The year 2008 marked our clubs 10th year anniversary and what better way to mark the development of our club then see our club be awarded a Jr."C" lacrosse team in the newly formed OLA Jr."C" lacrosse league. In 2008 there were 5 teams and now in 2012 the Jr "C" Vets are now one of 16 teams in the league with the other teams being Caledon, Center Wellington, Innisfil, West Durham, Peterboro, Kingston ,Clarington,  Gloucester,  Cornwall,Brockville, Halton Hills, Mimico, Wilmot and Huntsville.  These are our local players so give them your support. Its a great place for your child to watch and learn the game!  Make a point of taking in the action this summer!

In other news former Vets female player. "Hanna Early" daughter of our former VP Mark Early and Iris Bannon daughter of former President Bobbi Jo Bannon both who showed there talents while playing Vets box lacrosse with the boys over the years have moved on to play female university lacrosse in the USA.  Both are great players and got it all started by playing with the Vets! Playing lacrosse against the boys made the change into girls lacrosse that much easier!  Kudos to both Hanna and Iris you done yourself proud! 

 Barry Trood our Club founder was nominated by the Tri-Towns Lacrosse Club (Haileybury/New Liskard )and was awarded the "Mr Lacrosse Award" from the OLA for the person who best promotes the game of lacrosse in Ontario for 2009.  This is the OLA 's highest honour Award and was much appreciated by Barry.

 In 2011 Mark Early was awarded the top coach in Zone 4 at the OLA AGM. Mark has been coaching in our system since our first season in 1999 and has coached numerous championship teams...congrats to Mark!

The 2013 Vets executive will see "Sondra Doolittle" taking on her 2nd term as President after taking over from Bobbi Jo Bannon in 2011. The club has only had 3 presidents since its first season with Barry Trood serving from 1999 to 2007 and Bobbi Jo Bannon from 2008 to 2011.  Sondra looks to keep the Vets great track record in place in the 2013 season and she will continue  working towards excellence in lacrosse in an enjoyable enviroment for all our players and their families.

  If you can help out by sponsoring or any other way please let Sondra know......we're always looking for help!.....remember they are your kids and you can make the difference.  Good Luck in 2013! 

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