(TORONTO, ONTARIO) Stan Cockerton, President of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is delighted to announce that the 2016 Men’s Under 19 World Championship has been awarded to Canada. The Championship, which takes place every four years, will be held in Coquitlam, British Columbia over the period July 7th – 16th 2016.
In making the announcement Stan commented: “The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is proud to announce that Coquitlam, British Columbia has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2016 FIL U19 World Lacrosse Championships, and we are extremely confident that the hosting committee under the leadership of Mr Cliff Pascas will again run an event that FIL and the International lacrosse community will be proud.”
“On behalf of the bid committee for the FIL Under 19 World Championships 2016, I would like to say ‘thank-you’ to the FIL members for granting us the opportunity to host this event again.”
—Cliff Pascas, CLA Bid Committee Chair
Canada has hosted a significant number of World Lacrosse championships in recent years and this will be the second time for the U19 Championships which are in the same location as 2008.Canada has hosted a significant number of World Lacrosse championships in recent years and this will be the second time for the U19 Championships which are in the same location as 2008.
Joey Harris President of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) added, “The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is thrilled with the decision of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) to grant Canada hosting rights for the 2016 U19 Men’s Field World Championships. We at the CLA are very fortunate to have an experienced and dedicated volunteer host committee led by Cliff Pascas in the beautiful province of British Columbia. This is the same host committee that delivered a highly successful 2008 U19 World Championships in Coquitlam, B.C., and we are excited to be given the opportunity to build on that successful event in 2016. Canada will field a very proud and talented U19 team in Finland this summer and to know that our next generation of U19 Team Canada will play on home soil is incredible. On behalf of all its member associations across Canada, I’d like to thank FIL for granting this event to Canada and we look forward to welcoming all participants to Canada, the birthplace of lacrosse, to play Canada’s national summer sport.”
Cliff Pascas commented, “On behalf of the bid committee for the FIL Under 19 World Championships 2016, I would like to say “thank-you” to the FIL members for granting us the opportunity to host this event again. The event committee as well as the City of Coquitlam and surrounding areas are excited to have the opportunity to showcase the Lower mainland of British Columbia once again. Our thanks to the Canadian Lacrosse Association, British Columbia Lacrosse Association, the Municipal, Provincial and Federal Governments for their support in assisting us with a successful bid and we look forward to hosting the world lacrosse community once again.”
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All-Time Men’s U19 Championship Results
The Under 19 World Championship tournament commenced in 1988 and the host nations for the event include Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States. Team USA has won all six events. The upcoming 2012 U19 Men’s World Lacrosse Championship will take place in Turku, Finland July 12–21.