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.
Bauer Performance Sports Ltd., one of the leading makers of ice hockey equipment, has announced that it has agreed to buy Cascade Helmets Holdings, Inc. The deal, unveiled yesterday (13th June) is worth US$64 million, and is scheduled to be completed on or about 29th June.Read more...
The Federation of International Lacrosse has been accepted as the 106th member of SportAccord. This decision took place at the annual General Assembly of SportAccord meeting on May 25th in Quebec City, Canada.
President Stan Cockerton and Development Director, Tom Hayes were in attendance and President Stan Cockerton presented the acceptance speech on behalf of the Federation of International Lacrosse.
The first step in the pathway toward Olympic recognition
Tom Hayes, FIL Director of Development
Shelley Maher, the Women’s Director of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), announced yesterday, Wednesday, May 16, that the organization has awarded the 2015 Under-19 World Championship to Scotland.
The 2015 event will be the sixth time these games have been held.
2015 Women's U19s 23 July - 1 August 2015
The University of Edinburgh will serve as the site venue as the ancient capital will welcome teams for the Opening Ceremonies on 23 July with the gold medal game scheduled for 1 August. At the 2011 tournament in Hanover, Germany, the United States defeated Australia 14-11 in the gold medal game.
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.