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Argentina Approved as Full Member of FIL

By | 2017-06-27T16:28:00+00:00 June 27th, 2017|FIL|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has granted full membership status to Argentina. Argentina, along with Belgium (also approved for full membership status), expands FIL’s full member roster to 34 out 58 member nations. FIL Director of Development Bob DeMarco said that both organizations were approved unanimously by [...]

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Qatar is FIL’s 58th Member

By | 2017-09-05T06:49:23+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Development|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) announces that Qatar is officially its 58th member nation. Qatar was approved, as was Greece (57th member), via a postal vote of federation members in May 2017. Bob DeMarco "The Federation of International Lacrosse welcomes Qatar as [...]

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Greece Becomes FIL’s 57th Member

By | 2017-09-05T06:49:31+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Development|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ONTARIO—The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) announces that Greece has been approved to become its 57th member nation in a May 2017 postal vote of federation members. Bob DeMarco "I am pleased to welcome Greece as our 57th member. It is very special having [...]

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Jim Scherr Named First Federation of International Lacrosse CEO

By | 2017-05-24T14:00:35+00:00 May 24th, 2017|FIL|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ONTARIO—Jim Scherr, former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has been named as the first CEO of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The FIL, formed in 2008 as the result of a merger between the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations and the International Lacrosse Federation, is the [...]

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Israel to Host 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship

By | 2017-05-23T16:49:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Men, World Events|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Stan Cockerton, President of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is delighted to officially confirm that Israel is the host nation for the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship.  The event, which will feature 50 participating countries and over 2,000 athletes, will take place 12-21 July next summer in [...]

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Inaugural BCH FIL Youth Development Clinic To Be Held at World Cup

By | 2017-05-16T10:17:06+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Development, FIL, World Events|

The Federation of International Lacrosse will be hosting the inaugural Balls • Cockerton • Hayes (BCH) Youth Development Clinic during the FIL Rathbones 2017 Women's Lacrosse World Cup on 19 & 20 July in Guilford, England. The BCH FIL Youth Development Program will be hosting clinics at all upcoming world championships. Grants are also available. Find out more [...]

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Officiating Leadership Team Named for 2017 World Cup

By | 2017-05-13T11:18:34+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Officiating, Women|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has announced the appointment of four outstanding individuals to the Women’s Officiating Leadership Team ahead of the FIL Rathbones Women’s World Cup in Guildford, England this July. Joining Stephen Taylor (Women’s Officiating Committee Chair) and Jan Jackson (Women’s Rules Committee Chair) [...]

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FIL Rathbones 2017 Women’s World Cup Schedule Released

By | 2017-05-13T10:40:01+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Women, World Events|

Toronto, Ontario — The Official FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup playing schedule is now available. The 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup will take place between 12-22 July 2017 at Surrey Sports Park. PLAYING SCHEDULE The seeding structure for the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup has been calculated through use of placing [...]

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FIL Announces Two New Men’s Lacrosse Committee Chairs

By | 2017-05-12T20:10:47+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|FIL, Men, Officiating|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ONTARIO—The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has announced the appointment of two long-time organization leaders to committee chair positions. Tom Sutton of Eden, New York, has been named Chair of the FIL Men’s Officiating Committee and Brad Scibak, of Woodbury, Minnesota, has been appointed Chair of the Men’s Rules [...]

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Taiwan Awarded Full Member Status

By | 2017-09-05T06:49:53+00:00 February 9th, 2017|FIL|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Taiwan Lacrosse Association (TWLA) has been granted full membership status in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). Bob DeMarco, FIL’s new Director of Development, said that the board was unanimous in its decision. “In a very short time the Taiwan Lacrosse Association has become [...]

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