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Lacrosse stick making

The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts


Lacrosse stick making


The making of wooden lacrosse sticks.

Note: We are mindful of the cultural issues around lacrosse and the fact that it originated with First Nations people of aboriginal Canada, and was thereafter appropriated by European colonisers.


Status Extinct
Craft category Wood; Sporting equipment
Historic area of significance
Area currently practised
Origin in the UK
Current no. of professionals (main income) 0
Current no. of professionals (sideline to main income)
Current no. of trainees 0
Current total no. serious amateur makers
Current total no. of leisure makers
Minimum no. of craftspeople required






Local forms




Issues affecting the viability of the craft


Support organisations


Craftspeople currently known

Former craftspeople:

  • The last lacrosse stick maker, Tom Beckett of Hattersleys, retired in December 2014.


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