FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2021
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA – World Lacrosse announced today the new
dates for the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship, which now will be held
June 29-July 9, 2022 in Towson, Maryland, USA on the campus of Towson University. As
many as 30 National Teams are expected to compete in the event.
The dates were confirmed by a unanimous vote of the World Lacrosse Board of Directors
during its monthly meeting today.
The World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship was originally scheduled for July
2021, but with the safety of athletes as its overriding consideration, and given the
uncertainty caused by the global pandemic and the impact on team training and travel,
along with feedback from its member-National Governing Bodies, World Lacrosse made
the decision last month to postpone the championship by one year to 2022.
World Lacrosse expects to confirm the revised dates for the 2022 Men’s U21 World
Championship in the next 60 days.
“This is welcome good news for athletes and the wider World Lacrosse family as we begin
the new year,” said World Lacrosse President Sue Redfern. “In particular, we would like
to thank our host National Governing Body, US Lacrosse, and our host venue, Towson
University, for their continued support and partnership in making certain athletes from
around the world will have the opportunity to represent their nation at the highest level of
World Championship competition in 2022.”
The summer of 2022 will be busy for international lacrosse. In addition to the World
Lacrosse Women’s World Championship and Men’s U21 World Championship, The
World Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham, Alabama USA, July 7-17 — though the
women’s lacrosse competition will begin July 12, three days after the conclusion of the
Women’s World Championship.
Media Contact: Darryl Seibel
About World Lacrosse
World Lacrosse is the international federation for men’s and women’s lacrosse, responsible for providing effective leadership and governance of the sport internationally while supporting the continued growth of lacrosse worldwide. In November 2018, World Lacrosse was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The President of World Lacrosse is Sue Redfern of England.