FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts, USA — The Board of Directors of World Lacrosse will convene this weekend in Boston, Massachusetts, USA for the first of its two in-person meetings in 2020. The regularly-scheduled meeting will be chaired by World Lacrosse President Sue Redfern.
Among the key items on the Board Meeting agenda are:
- A report from Chief Executive Officer Jim Scherr on the organization’s performance results for 2019 and a review of strategic priorities and operating plans for 2020 and beyond;
- A review of the organization’s International Relations strategy;
- An update on preparations for the 2020 World Lacrosse Men’s U19 World Championship in Limerick, Ireland, 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship in Towson, Maryland, USA and 2021 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, USA;
- A presentation by World Lacrosse Athletes Commission Chair Sean Gibson on the group’s strategic priorities and areas of focus for 2020;
- A review of progress being made by the World Lacrosse Governance Working Group, which is identifying ways to further modernize and improve the organization’s governance structure while improving internal communications;
- A report from the Blue Skies Working Group regarding the ongoing development of the new 6 v. 6 disciplines and progress regarding development of official playing rules, including feedback from recent trial events;
- Final reports on the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and 2019 World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor World Championship in Langley, British Columbia, Canada;
Having secured Provisional Recognition from the International Olympic Committee in November 2018, World Lacrosse experienced significant growth in 2019, introducing a new organizational name and brand identity, welcoming new member-National Governing Bodies from Ghana, Lithuania and Barbados, and staging its largest-ever Women’s U19 and Men’s Indoor World Championships, with much wider distribution of live broadcast content via linear television and digital streaming.
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.