In 2016 the England Lacrosse Association ('the ELA') introduced a new registration system. From September 2016 onwards, those at the club who play in League matches, being U13, U15 and Firsts (Year 8 and above), will need to have registered with the ELA to be eligible to play. This does not apply to friendly matches and so does not affect those in age groups U9 to U12 (Years 4 to 7).
When does this apply from?
Registration was first required from 1 September 2016 onwards and needs renewing every year.
Do I need to register with the ELA?
Firsts (Year 11+): Yes
U15 (Years 9 & 10): Yes
U13 (Year 8): Yes
U12 (Year 7): No
U11 (Year 6): No
U10 (Year 5): No
U9 (Year 4): No
What if I am in U13, U15 or Ladies and I don't register?
You will not be able to play in any League matches for the club (most games are League matches). We can see who is registered via our club login on the ELA portal and our team administrators will be checking team lists against these records prior to matches. They will also be asking for ELA registration numbers when they send out match requests. You will still be able to attend club training and play friendly matches.
What does it cost to register?
Registration costs £15.75 for Juniors (U18), £15.75 for Students (18+ in FTE) and £30 for Seniors (18+) and you can find out more about the insurance and other benefits that come with registration by following the link below. This is an annual cost payable to the ELA that renews each September.
Where do I register or renew?
You can register or renew your membership on the ELA website here. Type 'Cobham Lacrosse' in the search bar and then follow the on screen instructions. If you are renewing your membership, then you will need to log in using the details from last year.
How do I show proof of payment?
Please ensure that you keep the payment reference you receive in your confirmation of payment email as proof of payment. You can also get an up to date copy of your registration card emailed to you by logging in to your individual ELA account here and selecting 'Email my registration card'.
What about coaches and umpires?
All qualified coaches and umpires also need to be registered to coach or officiate at league matches.
What if I have a question?
Please contact the ELA with any registration queries using the link above. They provide an email address and telephone number for queries.