Sarah Butt has represented the England Women's Lacrosse Team in 5 World Cups, winning a total of 3 silver medals and 2 bronze. She was first selected for her Country in 1987 and played in her first World Cup at the age of 21 in 1989. She represented England for over 18 years retiring after the 2005 World Cup. In total she has won over 100 caps playing for her Country. Sarah captained the England team from 1998 until 2005.
At the 2009 World Cup in Prague, Sarah was the Assistant Coach to the England team. Now she is the Head Coach to the Senior England Team and is preparing the squad to perform at the 2013 World Cup to be held in Canada.
Lacrosse has in the past been a sport included in the Olympic competition and it is a tradegy that it is not part of the modern day Games since it is one of the fastest, most skillfull, tactical games around.
Carrying the Olympic Torch would not only be an honour but would enable Lacrosse to be a part of it. For amatuer athletes who give everything for their country but receive little recognition, this would be a fantastic opportunity for them to feel included.