Lacrosse Legends- Gary Bottomley

Gary Bottomley was introduced to the game in 1968 and began to play in 1969. He has continued to play, coach, coordinate leagues and run skill development programs for Tyke to Senior players over the past fifty years. Bottomley retired from playing in 1996 at the age of 43. He played in 13 Canadian Championships and in some years he was a player-coach. In addition, Bottomley was the coach of the 1999 Nova Scotia Field lacrosse team that played in the Canadian Championship that were held in Halifax of that year.


Other highlights include being a member of the 1973 Nova Scotia Canada Games Lacrosse Team that received the Silver Medal. In 1975 he was drafted to the Quebec Caribou’s of the National Lacrosse League Later that summer he played in in the Canadian Senior B championship and won a Silver Medal. In 1977 he was selected to coach the Nova Scotia Canada Summer Games Junior Lacrosse Team. In 1978 he was asked to play with the Crossbow Inn Capitals in Edmonton. They won the the Alberta championship and went to the Canadian championships in B.C. He won Outstanding Player Awards in two of the games. He was also selected as a First Team All Star.


While playing and coaching in Nova Scotia, Bottomley was a member of teams that won various league and provincial championships at both the junior and senior levels.


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About the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation

The Canadian Lacrosse Foundation (CLF) is a charitable organization established in 1996 to administer and grow an endowment fund that is used to develop and execute charitable activities within the lacrosse community. The primary purpose of the Foundation can be summarized as follows- (a) To advance the public understanding of the role of lacrosse in the history and cultural development of Canada;(b) To educate and instruct lacrosse coaches and officials on the rules of the game and player development;(c) To provide lacrosse programs in order to support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and troubled youth; and(d) To receive or maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal and income therefrom, from time to time, to qualified donees under the Income Tax Act (Canada).

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