Department of Sport

Performance Women's Lacrosse

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Performance Lacrosse (Women's)


Lacrosse players studying at the University of Nottingham join one of the UK's largest University lacrosse programmes, competing at the top level of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues. With the overall aim to be the #1 destination for lacrosse playing student-athletes in the UK.

The lacrosse facilities at UoN are extensive; our teams train on a purpose-built 3G pitch opened in 2015 at the Jubilee Campus sports centre and utilise performance facilities at the £40 million David Ross Sports Village including the High Performance Zone and Sports Injury Clinic. Other athlete provision includes: game-day GPS, video analysis, athlete wellbeing & other online tools to support performance, whilst balancing a student-life.

Fully supported by an international-level coaching team and professional support staff, the programme aims provide the opportunity for teams to succeed, plus enable each individual player to reach their full potential.


Lacrosse at The University of Nottingham

Mike Armstrong - UoN Lacrosse Head Coach

Performance coaching

Our Head of Lacrosse is Mike Armstrong, who has played (2008 – 2017) and coached (2015 – present) internationally for England, brings performance knowledge, culture and resources right into the University program.

Having coached within club, University, regional and national set-ups, Mike is well versed in the demands of running the UoN program and works to support student-athletes both on and off the field.

Fun Fact: Mike actually won the BUCS Championship as a player in 2008, beating the University of Nottingham in the final. He is now #GreenandGold

Contact Mike Armstrong


Performance training 

  • 4 weekly field sessions
  • 2 weekly strength & conditioning sessions
  • Athlete Wall
  • Video & Data Performance Analysis 


  • 2022 - BUCS Premier North Champions and BUCS Championship Winners
  • 2021 - BUCS Lacrosse 6's - Winners
  • 2018/19 - BUCS Premier North- runners up
  • 2018 University Challenge Cup winners
  • 2017/18 - 2nd - BUCS Premier North (Women 1) First time in which the 1st team has reached the Championship semi-finals in club history.
  • 2016/17 - 3rd - BUCS Premier North (Women 1)
  • 2012/13 - BUCS Midlands 1A champions; promotion to Premier North
  • 2012/13 - BUCS Trophy champions

Performance facilities


  • 5 teams competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues
  • Women's 1st Team: BUCS Premier North (top division)
  • Nottingham Varsity
  • Most recent success: BUCS Championship - Winners (2022), BUCS Premier North Champions (2022)



Athlete profiles

Laura Beaman

Laura Beaman 

Studying: Physiotherapy (BSc)

Lacrosse background: Benenden School, University of Birmingham and Senior England Squad

Top achievements: U23 Tour to Japan and Captain of U23 Tour to Prague, Senior England Squad 

"I chose Nottingham because of the amazing facilities, coaching staff and other support available to me whilst studying. Playing at Nottingham has given me some amazing opportunities and I’ve been lucky to train in such a high performance environment”



Fi Fletcher

Fiona Fletcher

Studying: History of Art BA (Hons)

Lacrosse background: Berkhamsted school 1st Captain, U19 England World Cup 2019

Top achievements: U19 World Cup 2019

"I chose Nottingham to play lacrosse because of it high reputation for overall sport, facilities and coaching, so I feel very grateful to be part of this lacrosse community."


University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000