Player Profile Aaron Currie Australia
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA - Aaron Currie began playing lacrosse at the age of eight. Fast forward twelve years later, he has already made five State appearances for Victoria and will now represent his country of Australia at the 2019 World Junior Lacrosse Championship in August.
Aaron, a 6'0" 165lbs (75kg) Right-Handed Forward, was first introduced to lacrosse by his father. "After trying every other sport and not enjoying anything my Dad introduced me to lacrosse." Aaron explained. "I've been in love since playing box lacrosse for the first time around four (4) years ago." He added in regards to now preferring box lacrosse to field lacrosse. "I like box because the there's a constant up-and-back flow to the game. You don’t just sit around waiting for the ball to come down if you are winning or losing like you do in field."
While the World Junior Lacrosse Championship serves as an opportunity to develop and advance the careers of players, coaches, and officials, it also provides valuable cultural and educational experiences. "I've only been to the United States, so this will be my first time in Canada." said Aaron of the coming journey to Hamilton, Ontario in August.
While experiencing a new part of the world is exciting, it's hard to deny that the World Junior Lacrosse Championship is the main attraction for the players. "Im most excited about the competition side of things being; fast paced, very competitive, and learning more about box." Aaron added while thinking of competing against Canada and Iroquois. "I hope to learn more from this experience and to become a better player."
As Australia continues to build its roster leading up to the 2019 World Junior Lacrosse Championship the opportunity is not lost on Aaron Currie. "It’s an honour to be representing my country, and something to be proud of" The soon to be twenty-year old Malvern Lacrosse Club product also realizes he's had help along the way. "I'd link to thank my parents for always pushing me forward and supporting me and my passion for lacrosse and to all of my coaches over the years who have made me the player I am today."
Eligible players ages eighteen (18) to twenty (20) who are interested in trying out for Australia and competing at the World Junior Lacrosse Championships are encouraged to contact Richard Benedierks by completing the form linked here.
Interested players must be an Australian citizen with a valid passport or any player wishing to qualify for one (1) of the four (4) “Non-Passport” Holder position must meet at least one (1) of the eligibility requirement conditions below:
- Parents - One or both birth parents, adoptive parents, or step-parents born in the country of Australia;
- Grandparents - One or more birth or adoptive grandparents born in the country of Australia, note that Step-Grand Parents are not acceptable;
- Residence - Minimum of a two-year residency period in the playing country of Australia within the last five (5) years. This does not necessarily have to be a continuous period but a cumulative total period of two (2) years over the previous five (5) years.