Celia started playing lacrosse at Lady Eleanor Holles school in Hampton, Middlesex. From here, she went on to represent the Southern counties at lacrosse and gained full blues for both lacrosse and cricket during her time at Cambridge University. Celia was selected for the England lacrosse squad for the first time in 1969 and represented England for 13 years until 1982. Following her playing career, she was the national team coach from 1985 to 1986, including the Lacrosse World Cup in the USA.

Celia and the Lady Eleanor Holles lacrosse team in 1968
Celia and the Lady Eleanor Holles lacrosse team in 1968

Celia representing the Southern Counties in 1969
Celia representing the Southern Counties in 1969

1973 diary, including clipping showing Celia coaching in US schools
1973 diary, including clipping showing Celia coaching in US schools

Celia and the Lady Eleanor Holles lacrosse team in 1968
Celia and the Lady Eleanor Holles lacrosse team in 1968

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Useful links

 

Celia Brackridge Archive (managed by Brunel University London Archives)

 

England Lacrosse website

 

Levick Boyd Archive for Women's Lacrosse