Class List 2020 – Keith Robertson
Keith has been inducted as a developer of domestic lacrosse, a galvaniser, a motivator, and a promoter of the National team. He recognised the need to expand men’s lacrosse within Scotland in 2005 and worked tirelessly to achieve this aim.
Keith played lacrosse between 2004 and 2008 with Glasgow University, between 2008 and 2010 with Edinburgh City and was a player and founding member of the Glasgow City Club from 2010 – 2015. He gained a Level 2 officiating qualification so he could referee Scottish Men’s League Games.
Keith represented Scotland between 2005 – 2008 at the British National Championships, the Celtic Cup in 2005, which he also organised and, at the European Championship, in 2008.
In 2009 Keith became Lacrosse Scotland’s Assistant Coach and General Manager. He was involved with the organisation of the Scottish men’s tours to the US in 2010 and in 2013. He held this post at the F.I.L. World Championships in Manchester in 2010 and at the F.I.L. World Championship in Denver in 2014, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Keith played a crucial part in preparing the teams for these World Championships. He talked about the need for a carrot and stick approach with the squad, an approach which worked very well and he was also a successful fund raiser for the National programme.
In particular, the importance of his work as the Lacrosse Scotland Men’s Director between 2008 and 2014 is recognised. Keith was an extremely valuable member of the Lacrosse Scotland Board in 2013/2014 in the run up to the World Championships in Denver.