FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 6, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA – The World Lacrosse (WL) Board of
Directors convened today for its July meeting via videoconference. Among key actions
and items considered by the WL Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors received a report from the Membership Working Group, chaired
by Shelley Maher of Australia, regrading proposed changes to World Lacrosse
membership categories, definitions, requirements, rights and the application process.
Among the benefits the proposed changes will produce is much closer alignment in
membership criteria and requirements between World Lacrosse and the Continental
Federation. The recommendations were unanimously endorsed by the WL Board of
Directors.

Next, the recommendations will be shared with the World Lacrosse membership during
an informational webinar on August 26 for further input and feedback, before being
presented to the General Assembly for consideration at its October meeting.

The Membership Working Group is comprised of the following:

Shelley Maher, Independent Chair
Rick Mercurio, WL Development Committee Chair
Bob DeMarco, WL Board of Directors Member / Development Director
Steph Migchelsen, Continental Federation Representative / European Lacrosse Federation
Mike Slattery, Continental Federation Representative / Asia Pacific Lacrosse Union
Calbert Hutchinson, Continental Federation Representative / Pan American Lacrosse Association
Jim Scherr, Eric Parthen, TJ Buchanan, WL Staff Liaisons

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The Board of Directors received a report from the Blue Skies Working Group – Phase
III, chaired by Steve Stenersen of the United States, regarding proposed changes to
the structure, format, qualification process and calendar for future WL World
Championship events. The overarching goals of the Blue Skies Working Group –
Phase III are to create the best possible experience for athletes participating in WL
World Championships, strengthen the Continental Championships as qualifying events
for World Championships, and maximize revenue opportunities and marketing exposure
from senior-level field and box World Championships.

Next, the recommendations will be shared with the World Lacrosse membership during
an informational webinar on July 15 for further input and feedback, before being
presented to the General Assembly for consideration at its October meeting.

The Blue Skies Working Group – Phase III is comprised of the following:

Steve Stenersen, World Lacrosse Vice President / Convener
Fiona Clark, World Lacrosse Board of Directors Member / Competition Director
Daniela Eppler, Mexican Lacrosse Federation
Jakob Grossehagenbrock, German Lacrosse Association
Jane Lee, World Lacrosse Athletes Commission
Glenn Morley, Australian Lacrosse Association
Jim Scherr, World Lacrosse CEO
Amanda Mastera, WL Staff Liaison

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The Board of Directors reviewed the revised Athlete Eligibility Criteria Policy, which
will now be presented to the General Assembly for consideration at its October
meeting. Development of the new Athlete Eligibility Criteria Policy was led by World
Lacrosse Board of Directors Member and Competition Director Fiona Clark of
Australia.

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WL Chief Executive Officer Jim Scherr reported on the rapid growth of the World
Lacrosse Sixes discipline following the introduction of the brand platform and technical
resources on May 18, with as many as four international invitational events now planned
for the second half of 2021. The schedule of World Lacrosse Sixes events for 2021 will
be announced in mid-July.

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The Board of Directors also took note of the One Year To Countdowns to the 2022
World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship in Towson, Maryland, USA (June 29)
and The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA (July 7).

“We have been inspired by the resolve and commitment of athletes who are now just
one year away from being able to return to the fields of play for World-level
competition,” said WL President Sue Redfern. “The items considered by our Board of
Directors today will enable World Lacrosse to continue strengthening the service we
provide to our members around the globe and, most importantly, the athletes who
continue to fuel the rapid growth of our game through their contributions on and off the
fields of play.”

“The Board of Directors would like to extend a special note of thanks to the Membership
Working Group, Blue Skies Working Group — Phase III and those who contributed to the
development of the Athlete Eligibility Criteria Policy,” added Redfern. “Through their
volunteer service, these individuals have made a lasting and important contribution to
the continued growth of our international federation.”

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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.