Josh Fairey is a simple guy. You ask him why he plays lacrosse, “it’s a lot of fun,” and if there’s one thing you should know about him it’s that he’s “easy-going and likes to have a good time.”
You’d never know it on the field, though. Fairey, the LSM, is dialed in all-game, every game. Born in Sudbury, he grew up in Guelph, Ont. and started playing lacrosse at eight. After attending the Hill Academy, he was recruited to Loyola University Maryland, and plays Junior A for the Toronto Beaches.
“It’s a dream come true to have the honour of representing my country at a World championship,” Fairey said. “I’ll bring a lot of energy to this team, do anything and play any role needed to help us win.”
He’s looking forward to playing with old teammates, and connecting with new ones, and playing against some of the best in the world in the pursuit of gold.
“I’ve looked up to a lot of my teammates throughout my lacrosse career, and it’s exciting to play on the same team with them.”
After years of practicing and fine tuning his skills, Fairey is excited to get going and play lacrosse at the highest level he’s ever participated in.
For now, he’s taking in every experience, and not wishing for it to go by quickly but also excited for his return to Canada. His Jr. A team will compete for the Minto Cup, against his Canadian and Loyola teammate Adam Poitras, who will be competing with the Whitby Warriors.
Josh Fairey will make his dreams a reality, as he competes with Canada in the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship from August 10 - 20, 2022 at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland.
About Lacrosse Canada
Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - NormaTec Recovery Systems, RockTape, OPRO, Canadian Red Cross, Westjet, and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.
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