Australia Adds Peter Mathwin As Assistant Coach

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MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA - Australia is pleased to announce and welcome Peter Mathwin as an Assistant Coach for the U20 Australian box lacrosse team competing at the 2019 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship. 

Peter started his playing career in Brighton, SA at the age of five. As a player, Mathwin represented Australia in Nations in 1980 and represented South Australia throughout the 1980’s winning five (5) National Box titles with South Australia. Progressing through the ranks, Peter has coached men and women's field lacrosse teams in Victoria and South Australia since 1993, having won numerous State and National titles. Peter will bring his experience working with young Australian athletes to support the coaching staff lead by Head Coach Andy Ogilvie and fellow Assistant Jim Milligan

"Mathwin has extensive experience developing youth players, seeing them through to the senior, he focuses on individual skill development and how that fits into team development." Said Australia General Manager Ric Benedierks. "We are bringing Mathwin on board and looking for him to expand on and gain a greater knowledge of box lacrosse empowering him to accelerate the development of box lacrosse in Australia when he returns." Benedierks added. 

The 2019 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship will make the first time in history that an Australian team will compete in an international indoor (box) championship at the twenty-and-under (junior) level. 

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