Wales Mens Lacrosse

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Chris Turner

M Chris TurnerI began playing lacrosse at the University of Bath, after failing to make their rugby, football, tennis, squash, hockey and skiing squads. Their loss was lacrosse’s loss for the first few years as I came to grips with this new, difficult sport. However, after excellent coaching from the LDOs who worked with the University, and playing every week for the University side and Bath City in SEMLA, I came to bear the resemblance of a passable player.
I spent the placement year of my course playing for Reading in the South Premiership, which was a steep learning curve but extremely rewarding and I finished the year far less green. Following this I vice-captained and captained the University squad in my final two years, before deciding to spend a year skiing. Returning to the UK I pitched up in London and joined Hillcroft, where many other Bath Alumni already played. I’m now in my third season with the club.
Growing up on a working sheep farm has given me a strong work ethic and determination to succeed, as well as making me the target of many jokes. The Euros present a real opportunity to test myself against some of the best teams in Europe and will represent the pinnacle of my playing career so far. I’m excited to join this Welsh squad and look forward to contributing on and off the pitch.