Lacrosse can now be played in Carlisle after the formation of the city’s first men’s team.

Border City Lacrosse has been set up by a group of ex-players based in Cumbria. Led by former England international Mike Orme and Dan Clements, the club train on Sunday mornings on Harraby’s 3G pitch.

The team has seen a steady growth in participants, despite the club only recently having been formed, and they have ambitions to develop the game in the region.

Lacrosse, the fastest growing sport in North America, is sometimes called “the fastest sport on two feet” because of how quickly the ball is able to be moved down the field. UK Lacrosse has its roots in the North West of England and Stockport Lacrosse Club is believed to be the oldest club in the world.

But, recently, the sport has exploded at university level in the UK and all four home nations have national teams.

A non-contact form of the sport called “POP Lacrosse” is played at primary school level throughout Cumbria.

Teams from Hunter Hall and Shap have made it through to the North of England Primary Lacrosse Championships in Kendal in June, though traditionally, youth players have been unable to progress into the full sport due to a lack of opportunities in the area. But it’s hoped, with the formation of the new club, this will change.

For details on how to join Border City Lacrosse, email