Over the past few years lacrosse has grown from being played in just a few countries in Europe to now having teams and leagues in 24 countries, with others looking to start. Lacrosse is no longer just "the fastest game on two feet", it is also considered one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
The European Lacrosse Federation (ELF) is the organisational body for lacrosse played in Europe including women's and men's lacrosse.
The German Lacrosse Association's promo video for its Amsterdam 2012 Campaign.
It is three months since our last news letter. Time for an update on our activities, so here goes.
The Netherlands EC12 Committee have been very active in preparing for the European Tournament but they are very concerned that several countries have not paid their entry fees in their entirety which is providing cash flow problems. If your country is one of the miscreants, please take steps to see that the missing payment(s) is/are made immediately.
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A translation of the Women's Rule Book in to Czech is now available, with thanks to Bohdan Fuka and Barbara Bazantova and Prague Sports.
While Lacrosse in the UK has been around for about 136 years, it took a little longer for the sport to spread to mainland Europe. In fact it was only in 1988 that the seeds of the sport in Europe were laid in the then Czechoslovakia. In the intervening 24 years lacrosse has spread rapidly through Europe, and in this article "Influential people in European Lacrosse history" ELF President Peter Mundy highlights some of the individuals who have contributed so much to make the sport grow.
See the article here
Sunday, 15 January 2012 00:00
The President of the European Lacrosse Association, Peter Mundy, today (15th Janury 2012) announced that the application by Israel to become a full member of the ELF had been approved by the board. Israel is the 26th full member of the ELF.
Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00
The President of the European Lacrosse Association, Peter Mundy, today (12th December) announced that the application by Turkey to become a full member of the ELF had been approved by the board. Turkey is the 25th full member of the ELF.