As a Canadian citizen, participating in the tournament as a member of the Chinese national team meant more than representing where I was from, or where I had been born and lived my entire life. It was an opportunity to get in touch with my heritage, meet new people, travel and explore parts of Asia, learn about China and Chinese culture, and lastly, the chance to Grow The Game.
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First thing’s first, we want to extend a HUGE “Welcome to the World Lacrosse Championship” to all 9 teams that competed in this year’s event for the first time including; Uganda, Thailand, Israel, Colombia, Costa Rica, Russia, China, Belgium and Turkey. Check out the iconic images from the first day!
Over the last couple of days, we found our identity. We found out that we can do anything we want if we come together as a team and fight. We grew, we bonded, we are China!
Weather has been a bit of a factor here in Denver for every team participating in the World Championships recently. After warming up twice and even playing fifteen seconds in the first quarter, our game with Italy was yet again delayed.This took us out of our mindset and we came out very flatfooted.
The past two days have been filled with lacrosse all day. On the 10th, our day was consumed with preparation for the opening ceremony. The FIL put on a great display of all 38 countries participating and made every team proud to recognize where they’re from. Following the ceremonies, the Chinese players studied the USA vs. Canada game and hoped to learn from the world’s best players.
Team China was just as busy today as we were yesterday, and I’m sure our schedule will be similar throughout the entire tournament. We were able to practice at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park before scrimmaging Argentina.
The National Lacrosse Team of China is in Denver and things are really starting to come together for the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship.
Dylan Bassham is back and this time he’s giving us the day by day for the Chinese National Team. Hearing the stories from the player’s perspective is an invaluable resource we’re glad to share.
We are inching ever closer to the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, and therefore it’s time for another Denver 2014 international lacrosse update! The games are only 11 days away! Rosters are being trimmed down to a final set of 23, numbers are being assigned, players are working harder than ever to prepare, and any fundraising effort that isn’t done already is nearing its final stages!
China lacrosse is taking another HUGE step this summer. For the first time ever, a Chinese team will be participating in the World Championship. This July, 38 countries will fly to Denver for the largest international lacrosse tournament ever held. It’s an incredible achievement for the Chinese players to join this event and be able to play on the same stage as the best lacrosse players in the world.
It’s an exciting time for International Lacrosse as we get closer and closer to the FIL World Championships in Denver! Connor Wilson provides an update.
Photos and video from the 2014 Open between Hong Kong, South Korea, and China. The tournament was hosted by the Hong Kong Lacrosse Association (HKLA).