July 7, 2020,

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA — The World Lacrosse Board of Directors met today via videoconference for its regularly-scheduled, monthly meeting. Key actions from the Board of Directors Meeting included the following:

  • The Board of Directors took special note of the fact today (July 7) is the One Year Countdown to the 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship in Towson, Maryland, USA. World Lacrosse is working in partnership with US Lacrosse, the host National Governing Body for the 2021 Women’s World Championship, to promote the One Year Countdown across various digital-social media platforms today. The 2021 Women’s World Championship will be the largest women’s championship ever staged by World Lacrosse, with as many as 30 National Teams set to compete. Five of those teams — Argentina, Jamaica, Norway, Puerto Rico and Uganda — will be competing in the senior-level women’s world championship for the very first time.The 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship will be held July 7-17 at Towson University in Maryland. In addition to the World Lacrosse championship event, the World Festival Tournament will provide options for youth, high school and adult teams to experience the international flavor of the event. The World Festival Tournament will be held at Goucher College, located in close proximity to Towson University.
  • The Board of Directors approved a recommendation from the Development Committee to consider an application from Dominican Republic Lacrosse, Inc. (DR Lacrosse) to become a duly recognized National Governing Body within World Lacrosse. The World Lacrosse membership will now be asked to consider the membership application via electronic vote.
  • The Board of Directors received a detailed report from the Eligibility Working Group regarding possible changes to eligibility criteria for participation in World

World Lacrosse Board of Directors Meets On July 7, Marking The One Year Countdown To Towson 2021 Championship events. The Eligibility Working Group has been asked to review eligibility criteria in areas such as citizenship, residency and age, and bring forward possible refinements. Those recommendations will next be shared with the World Lacrosse membership for consultation and further input before being submitted for consideration at the 2020 General Assembly.

• The Board of Directors received a report from the Awards Working Group and approved, in principle, a recommendation to create a World Lacrosse Hall of Fame and appoint a working group to develop criteria related to eligibility for selection, categories for induction, timing for introduction of the Hall of Fame, etc.

The Board of Directors will reconvene later in July to continue its work with additional agenda items.

Media Contact: Darryl Seibel 

Phone: 719-374-5546


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.