From little things, great things grow: A history of Williamstown’s lacrosse champions

The ‘Locals’ lacrosse competition at Williamstown’s Gloucester Reserve was the start of something big in Melbourne’s west.

“It was just organised chaos,” remembers former lacrosse champion, 66-year-old Peter Morley. In 1969, aged 12, he and a group of mates fronted up for their first game of lacrosse at Williamstown’s Gloucester Reserve. They chose a racquet from a trailer crammed with equipment, joined a team and started playing. “It was just a lot of fun,” he says. 


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By Vicki Milliken


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