(Photo taken by Rob Eyton-Jones)
Class List 2015 – Emily Salvesen
Emily played for the Scottish Schoolgirl between 1986-88 and has been a member of Edinburgh Thistle Lacrosse Club since 1988. She has been both treasurer and club captain during this time.
Emily played for the Home Scots between 1989 and 2003 and Scotland U21 in both 1990 and 1991. She played for Scotland B between 1990 and 1992.
In 1993 Emily was selected to play for the Scotland Senior Squad and she was in goal at the IFWLA Women’s World Cup at Heriot Watt. She played in 2 further World Cups one in goal and one as an attack player. She represented Scotland in the European Championships in Prague, in 1998, when the Squad won a Gold Medal and she also played in the Europeans in Glasgow, when the Squad gained a Bronze Medal. Emily’s coaching responsibilities included being a player/co- coach for Scotland’s U21 at the European Championships in Germany and Sweden.
Emily spent a season observing the USA Coach, Sue Stahl, at Old Dominion, Virginia in order to further her abilities as a Coach. She was Scotland Assistant Coach between 2004-2006 which included the IFWLA Women’s World Cup in Annapolis, MD, USA in 2005.
As an umpire Emily qualified as a P umpire in about 1992 and as a B umpire in 2004/2005. She went on to qualify as an A umpire in 2010. She has umpired at school, club, regional, and international, level. Emily was selected as Scotland’s umpire at the FIL Rathbones Women’s U19 World Championships in 2015, held at Peffermill, Edinburgh. Emily has been an umpire tutor and tester for P umpires since 2005 and an umpire co-tester for B umpires since 2012.
In addition to these responsibilities Emily was also the Development Chair for Lacrosse Scotland for 4 years and has volunteered as a coach and umpire at numerous events over the decades for varying age ranges and abilities.
Emily has worked as a self employed sports coach and administrator, initially for the Scottish Lacrosse Association and then, for the newly formed Lacrosse Scotland for about 5 years. She introduced at least 10,000 children to pop lacrosse and was the Development Officer for the Association. She helped new clubs to become established, including Capital and Stirling University.