Australia Announces First Fourteen Players Selected for 2022 WJLC

MELBOURNE, VIC — Returning for their second World Juniors, Australian Box Lacrosse is proud to announce the first fourteen (14) players selected to represent Australia at the 2022 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship taking place August 8-14, 2022 at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

“We are extremely excited to announce the first round of players that will represent Australia at the 2022 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship in Canada” said Ric Benedierks Australia General Manager. “These players have made a commitment to each other to compete in a world-class event and gain valuable box lacrosse and international experience.” Benedierks added. "Similar to our process in 2019, now that we have announced the first round of players select our efforts now shifts to securing our remaining spots to round out our roster."

Jacob SpilkinCaulfield
James SuffolkMalvern
Gus RatjeChadstone
Aaron LewerAltona
Michael GreenBrighton
Dylan WoodEast Torrens
Braedon O’BrienBrighton
Adam HarperAltona
Zander ElkinsCaulfield
Zac ClothierWoodville
Adam SmedleyAlkimos
Joel KukuckaAltona
Lucas DeshonBayswater
Connor MageeBrighton

The remaining nine (9) spots of Australia's available 23 Man Final Roster will be announced in July in preparation for the 2022 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship which will take place August 8-14 in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. Any eligible players who are interested in being evaluated for the nine (9) final sports can contact Australia General Manager Ric Benedierks using the button/link below.

Interest to Participate

Tickets for the 2022 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship will be available July 4, 2022. For updates on the Championship and ticket information continue to follow WJLC social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and by visiting the Canada Life Centre website,

Founded by Ric Benedierks, Australian Box Lacrosse was established to provide junior age Australian lacrosse players the opportunity to gain valuable experience competing against international teams from Canada, Iroquois, United States, and around the world. More information about Australian Box Lacrosse can be found on their website and on social media; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram