England to Host 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup

By Community | July 13, 2012

The Federation of International Lacrosse announced that the English Lacrosse Association has been successful in its bid to host the tenth Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in 2017.

This will be the third time England has hosted the FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, ampoule previously welcoming the tournament in 1982 (Nottingham) and 2001 (High Wycombe).

The last World Cup took place in 2009, medical hosted by Prague, buy Czech Republic. 16 nations competed for the World title, including new entries, Austria, Denmark, Haudenosaunee, Ireland, South Korea and the Netherlands. The United States of America are the reigning World Champions, having defeated Australia 8-7 in the gold medal match.

The 2013 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup takes place in Oshawa, Canada. Team England will be looking to build on their 4th place finish in 2009.

The 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup will take place at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, which has previously hosted the Lacrosse Home Internationals last April as well as the Women’s Rugby Cup in 2010, with 30 nations expected to compete.

Sue Redfern, Chair of English Lacrosse Board, said: “We are honoured and delighted to be the 2017 Women’s World Cup hosts. English Lacrosse has worked hard to grow the sport domestically and our international squads have represented us excellently abroad.

“In addition, we know that hosting a World Cup will help lacrosse’s continued growth but will also make a valuable economic contribution, if Manchester 2010?s success is anything to go by, we can look forward to generating over £5 million for the country.”