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Field lacrosse association honoured

Langley Thunder’s Aydan Johnson (right) defends against Maple Ridge Burrards’ Justin Woollard during tier 2 Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse League action at Willoughby Community Park on Oct. 15. The Langley Field Lacrosse Association was presented the Leon Hall Merit Award earlier this month by the B.C. Lacrosse Association. - Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times
Langley Thunder’s Aydan Johnson (right) defends against Maple Ridge Burrards’ Justin Woollard during tier 2 Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse League action at Willoughby Community Park on Oct. 15. The Langley Field Lacrosse Association was presented the Leon Hall Merit Award earlier this month by the B.C. Lacrosse Association.
— image credit: Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times

A local minor sports association has been lauded for its efforts in improving the game of lacrosse.

The Langley Field Lacrosse Association received the Leon Hall Merit Award as the field lacrosse association of the year.

They received the honour at the B.C. Lacrosse Association’s annual general meeting Oct. 14-16 in Whistler.

The award is presented to associations which strive to foster and promote the ideals of the BCLA and endeavor to improve, promote and develop all facets of the game within the community while co-operating with all governing bodies and recognizing the primary importance of the betterment of lacrosse.

In addition to that, Langley Field Lacrosse president Jason Kump and Laurie Pearson, the team manager liaison/co-ordinator for the Langley Minor Lacrosse Association each received a BCLA President’s Award.

The award promotes and celebrates the spirit of volunteerism and is given to those individuals who demonstrate outstanding dedication and commitment to lacrosse within their organizations.

And Western Lacrosse Association Langley Thunder head coach Rod Jensen, who guided the team to its first-ever Mann Cup appearance, won the John Cavallin Merit Award as top senior coach.

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