Noah Beckett had the chance to spend the day with the Victoria Shamrocks for take your kid to work day. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)

West Shore lacrosse player learns operations of WLA team

Noah Beckett spends day with Victoria Shamrocks as part of take your kid to work day

13-year-old Noah Beckett loves lacrosse so naturally he chose to spend ‘take your kid to work day’ with the Victoria Shamrocks.

The grade 9 student is the son of retired Langford Fire Chief Bob Beckett and will be attending the Royal Bay lacrosse academy this year. He currently plays for the Victoria Titans and Juan de Fuca Whalers.

Beckett spent the day with Victoria Shamrocks Operations Manager, Jason Sperling.

“He’s been teaching me about restringing the sticks and how he does that,” Sperling said at the teams merchandise store. “It’s pretty cool.”

Beckett said the opportunity to learn more about team operations and the business components to the team was exciting.

“It was cool,” he said. “I think I learned a lot from the business side of it and a lot of things I didn’t know about before. If I could go into lacrosse for a job later on in life or whenever I could, I would definitely look into that. It would be something I appreciate doing and would be fun. I could enjoy what I’m doing while making money.”

His favourite Shamrocks player currently is Ben McCullough, who was voted most popular player by the fans last season.

While Beckett doesn’t know what exactly his future holds when it comes to his days as a lacrosse player, he hopes that he’ll have a chance to continue playing the sport he loves.

“If I get that option, I would definitely take it,” he said. “I would get to travel and see that next level of lacrosse. I’ve gone to try outs for Team B.C. before. I didn’t make it but it was a flash in the face with what people can do.”

Sperling had a piece of advice for the young lacrosse player.

“Your defeats are just as successful as your accomplishments,” Sperling said. “If you have a bad day or a bad year, just pick it up and keep doing it.”


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