Brantford minor lacrosse concerned about declining number of participants

Lacrosse has a proud history in Brantford, but the present is becoming a concern. “The problem is our numbers have declined so badly over the last few years, it’s getting to the point now where we’re having a hard time maintaining a league,” Eric Herron, president of the Brantford Minor Lacrosse Association told The Brantford Expositor. “Now we’re struggling to have a house league and we don’t have rep teams in each division, either.” Just 11 years ago, the program had more than 300 players across the board. Last year, the Association had just 135. The Association’s annual general meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight at Brantford Glass and executives are encouraging anyone who wants to help to attend. “Our goal is to keep it running,” he said. “A lot of us on the executive have brought our kids here. We don’t want to see it go.”

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at or go to

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