The decision to come to Perth from the USA was easy for Rob Logan. Two good friends had been part of the Subiaco Lacrosse Club’s Graduate Exchange Program before him, and their recommendation was resounding.
“They told me the path, and I jumped on it,” says the 24 year-old from Philadelphia. Rob, an Economics and Finance graduate of Lynchburg University, embarked on the second year of his program in July 2019. As well as playing for Subiaco’s Division 1 team, he’s now coaching the U17 team.
Rob has also been recently appointed head coach of the U15 Northern Thunder, a boys team playing regional tournaments at state level.
A key difference between Australian and US lacrosse, he says, is the age at which players start the game.
“Many players start in Grade 2 in the States, so by the time they get to U/17s they’re very experienced. Here they might not pick up a stick until they’re 13 or older, so they only have a year or two to build up to the higher levels.”
Rob is keen to teach some different skills and introduce discipline to the young players. “A lot of the kids have a lot of potential. They just need to be pushed in the right direction,” he says.