(TORONTO, ONTARIO) Stan Cockerton, President of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is delighted to announce that the 2018 Men’s World Championship has been awarded to England.
The Championship, which takes place every four years, will be held in Manchester in July 2018.
In making the announcement Stan commented, “The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is proud to announce that the English Lacrosse Association has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championship.”
“ We are extremely confident that English Lacrosse, having successfully hosted the 2010 Championship, will again run an event that FIL and the International lacrosse community will be proud of.”
—Stan Cockerton, FIL President
England has previously hosted the men’s World Championship in 1978 and 1994 as well as 2010. England has also hosted the Women’s World Cup in 1982 and 2001 and will be doing so again in 2017.
David Marsden Co-President English Lacrosse added, “We are absolutely delighted that with the decision of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) to give England Lacrosse hosting rights for the 2018 Men’s Field World Championship and the opportunity to serve the international community. We hosted the 2010 Championship and will be using the same facilities at the Armitage Centre and accommodation at Manchester University which is within walking distance of fields where the games will be played.”
“On behalf of England I would like to thank FIL for granting this event to England and we look forward to welcoming all participants to Manchester in 2018.”
—David Marsden, Co-President English Lacrosse
Marsden concluded, “Following on from the success of the 2010 Championship we are certain that this will give a fantastic boost not only to English Lacrosse but more importantly to the international game.”
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About the FIL
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor). The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.
About English Lacrosse
Lacrosse to be recognised as a major team sport in England.
To promote and develop lacrosse, in all its forms, by working with our members, stakeholders and others to ensure that opportunities exist for individuals to participate, and achieve excellence in the sport of Lacrosse.