The FIL 2014 World Lacrosse Championships in Denver are coming up, and International Lacrosse teams around the world are preparing to make the trip to Colorado for two weeks (or more in some cases) in July, and that means a lot of training camps, scrimmages, and quite a bit of fundraising!
For more on Denver 2014, check out our dedicated section, brought to you by Brine Lacrosse! Make sure you read Update #1, Update #2, Update #3, Update #4, Update #5 and Update #6! ALL of these posts are filled with lots of interesting info!
Lacrosse Is Headed To The 2017 World Games!
The announcement hasn’t been made in English yet, but we’ve seen the announcement in Polish, so we’re confident it’s true! Here is a basic translation of the announcement and the important notes on this landmark move for lacrosse:
Nearly 40 disciplines found in the official program for the 10th World Sports Games, aka The World Games , which in 2017 will be held in Wroclaw, Poland. The sports list was announced at a meeting of Sport Accord Convention, which took place in the Turkish town of Belek.
Among the selected disciplines include, among others: archery , billiards and snooker , bowling, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, sumo, powerlifting, sports dance, sport climbing, and karate. But that is not all of the sports that will be seen during the Games. There is still progress for the development of the list according to sports invitation that determines host city after consultation with the global federation. It will be announced by the Organizing Committee of Wroclaw after returning from Turkey.
Wroclaw delegation in Turkey
The Wroclaw delegation, which takes part in the conference Sport Accord Convention, includes, among others Deputy Mayor Wojciech Adamski, Chairman of the Organising Committee of Wroclaw Piotr Przygoński and COO of Hanna Domagala.
They presented the members of the International World Games Associacion ( IWGA ) the current state of the city’s preparations for the Olympics and summarized current activities and presented plans for the promotion of the event.
New chairman IWGA
New chairman IWGA was Jose Lopez Perurena of the International Federation of Canoe / International Canoe Federation . He replaced Ron Froehlich , who went to the sporting retirement , while taking the title of honorary chairman IWGA .
Jose Lopez Perurena is a participant in the Olympic Games in Mexico , which he worked the National Olympic Committee of Spain and organized competitions water during the Olympic Games in Barcelona.
List of sports in the official TWG2017 :
archery, billiards, and snooker
netball / floorball
ju- jitsu, karate
squash / raquetball
tug of war
wakeboard and waterski ( water skiing )
Latvia Lacrosse – Awesome Video
Bangkok Lacrosse League Taking Shape
It’s great to see a real lacrosse league popping up in Bangkok. The format and location is still being discussed, but a weekly league gives homegrown players a great opportunity to improve. It also makes the sport more visible in the country. A number of nations have started leagues and we applaud them all for their efforts! This league will also provide a place for Chula University players to learn the game, and will hopefully lead to more universities picking up the sport.
There is some good stuff going down in Poland with lots of national team members and hopefuls practicing and preparing. There are some more excellent photos here.
The Uganda Cranes continue to get the word out about lacrosse in Uganda. This time, two dedicated members of the team hit up “Sports Bar” on NTV to talk sport, and specifically, lacrosse! Hats off to the Cranes for truly trying to educate an entire nation (and continent) on the game we all love!
Training camp can be brutal, especially when it’s 100 degrees outside. The Aussies don’t care though, they’re used to it. Give them a good ice bath and they’re more than happy! Check out how the Aussies dealt with the heat from training camp here on their 2014 Facebook page.
Sweet Ireland Lacrosse Jacket Sighting