South & South Dev Box Squads 2023

Squads for Game 1 of the upcoming box lacrosse North vs South series have been announced. Two squads will do battle with two Northern squads; the senior South Team and a South Development team. The latter contains some up-and-coming box talent alongside some older hands to show them the way.

As reigning champions following the 2020 North vs South series, South selectors Tom Roche and Rob Ingham Clark had over 60 players sign-up for selection with over 40 participating in the trials held in Oxford on Sunday 2nd July. Some players were unavailable for the trials, including a clutch of south-based box players who were still in the USA following the field World Championships.

South Squad - Game 1

G - Eliot Pugh, Milton Keynes
G - Ben Stowe, Welwyn Warriors
D / FO - Valts Grinsberg, Camden Capybaras
D / FO - Kieran Garvey, Camden Capybaras
D - Callum Counihan, East Grinstead
D - Tom Roche (c), Spencer
D - Peter Shepherd
D - Jacob Nichols-Cook, Hitchin
D - Albert Whitehead, Spencer
D - George Bascom, Leicester City / Hitchin
T - Kyle MacQueen, Hitchin
T - Iain Murray, Camden Capybaras
O - Jamie Powell
O - Louis Alhage, Camden Capybaras
O - Travis Payne, Camden Capybaras
O - Andy Thomas, Welwyn Warriors
O - Will Mallonee, Camden Capybaras
O - Rob Harris, Camden Capybaras

South Development Squad - Game 1

G - Ben Stowe, Welwyn Warriors
D / FO - Seb Grant, Camden Capybaras
D / FO - Pete Smith, Cheltenham
D - Ben Young, East Grinstead
D - Dale Haxton, Hitchin
D - Alex Taiano, Hitchin
D - Asyck Shildt, Bristol Bombers
D - Reece Piper, East Grinstead
D - Rob Hebden, Camden Capybaras
D - Henry Phillips, Bristol Bombers
D - Zachery Krukovsky, Leicester City
T - Tyler Rodberg, Oxford University
T - Ben King, Bath
O - Tripp Davies, Spencer
O - Bence Cserkuti, Nuneaton
O - Harry Morton-Smith, Spencer
O - Daniel Milson, Bristol Bombers
O - Russell Farrer, Hitchin
O - Adam Russell, Camden Capybaras

North vs South Game Dates

Saturday 29th July - Game 1, Macclesfield, The North
12:30 North Development v South Development (warm-up from 12:00)
14:30 North v South (warm-up from 14:00)

Saturday 26th August - Game 2, Macclesfield, The North
12:30 North v South (warm-up from 12:00)
14:30 North Development v South Development (warm-up from 14:00)

Sunday 29th October - Game 3, Oxford Academy, The South
Game times TBC

The final game day will be attended in person by England Box Head Coach, Walt Christianson, as is being run in parallel with the Team England training squad selection trials.

Why not re-watch the 2020 series and see how far we've come with box lacrosse over the past 3 years.

2020 North vs South - Midlands Arena, Lutterworth