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. 

Our lacrosse facilities for students are extensive; our teams train on a purpose-built 3G pitch opened in 2015 at our Jubilee Campus sports centre and performance facilities at the new £40 million David Ross Sports Village include a High Performance Zone and Sports Injury Clinic. Combined with an international-level coaching team and professional support staff, the programme aims to support each player to reach their full potential. 


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Performance coaching

Our women's lacrosse programme is led by Stockport/North of England representative team lacrosse player, Cora Delfini.

Previously a women’s lacrosse standout player for Montclair State University (New Jersey, USA), Cora was awarded multiple All-Region and All-Skyline selections over her four years of competitive NCAA Lacrosse.

Cora is supported by an assistant coach, Molly Deykin, a University of Birmingham graduate who also represented the university in BUCS, in which they achieved BUCS Silver in the 2015 Cup. Molly is also Head Coach of Metro Girls Lacrosse, based in Manchester, which travels to Maryland in America to play teams over there every year.

Contact our Club Development Coordinator


Performance training 

  • 3 weekly field sessions (120 min each)
  • weekly strength & conditioning sessions (60 min each)
  • Options for individual sessions
  • Regular performance analysis 


  • 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




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