The Lady Blue Knights Field Lacrosse organization started in the Year 2000, with 60 girls playing Under 15 House League, and has continued to grow at a rapid pace ever since. The league has attracted girls from all over Durham Region and now has over 500 girls playing House League and Rep. The House League now consists of Baby Blue Knights (4, 5, and 6 years old), Mini Blue Knights (7 and 8 years old), Jr. Blue Knights ( 9 and 10 years old), U13 (11 and 12 years old), U15 (13 and 14 years old), Open age (15 years and up), and Womens Recreational (25 years and up) , including a few over 50 enjoying the recreation the league offers). House League is a great way to learn the game, play recreationally and get some fitness. It is also a tremendous feeder system for our Rep program, providing necessary skill development.
The Lady Blue Knights have Rep teams in each of the age Divisions offered by the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse Provincial League - the OWFL - U11, U13, U15, U19 and Senior. The development at the grass roots level in our House League program has been the driving force behind the rapid progression of the Lady Blue Knights becoming one of the strongest Rep programs in the Province.
Lady Blue Knights boast the highest registration of all organizations in the Province with 500 plus members. Our Rep teams have won 50 Provincial Championships, including the 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2012 Ontario Summer Games Championships.
Our programs have taken pure beginners and developed them into athletes who now compete at higher levels - Provincial and National teams, and NCCA College lacrosse.
In 2015, the U19 Canadian team made history beating the Americans and being the first Canadian women's field lacrosse team to win a World Championship. Blue Knights are very proud of our one Blue Knight player, Tessa Chad, that was on that roster. The 2013 Senior World Championships were held in Oshawa, with 4 Blue Knights helping Canada to a bronze medal. In 2011, 6 Blue Knights played on U19 Team Canada winning Bronze at the World Championships in Hanover, Germany. In 2009, 4 Blue Knights played on the Canadian Sr. Team that won Bronze at the World Cup in Prague. These athletes all represent our Blue Knight organization with class and are great role models for our young Blue Knights to aspire to.
Not only do our athletes aspire to make Provincial and National team, but strive to earn NCAA/NAIA scholarships. Over 50 Blue Knights have gone on U.S. college scholarships. As well, many Blue Knights are impact players in the OUA. (See our featured players section for more details and follow our players progress in the various NCAA and OUA programs)
We are excited about our continued partnership with Nike that ensures a professional look every time our teams take the field. Nike continue to outfit our rep teams in the most stylish and up-to-date uniforms and athletic wear.
Many of our players are tremendous role models to our younger players as they have taken what they have learned and give back to their roots, by coaching, reffing, or volunteering in other capacities within our program.
Field lacrosse is a tremendous fitness sport, that offers a lot of fun and a positive sports environment. Our organization strives to provide a fun, family like atmosphere where athletes can develop their skills and meet new friends, while taking advantage of the endless opportunities that women's field lacrosse provides for female athletes. Creating opportunities for young female athletes is the focus of our organization.
All athletes can learn to play field lacrosse and play it well. What are you waiting for? Take advantage of these opportunities NOW, while girls field lacrosse is still a relatively small sport in comparison to others. It can help you reach your dreams! DREAM BIG!!