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!
The 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship was the largest gathering of men’s national teams ever. 38 teams played in the 2014 FIL event and we got to see a glimpse of the future right now. I’m going to run down some of the nations, and regions, that really impressed this Summer!
Last Monday the Iroquois Nationals were already 2-1 in group play with their only loss so far to Canada. They were driven to secure a much needed win over the Australians to keep momentum heading in to the game with the undefeated United States.
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!
What follows are photos from a friendly matchup between two U.S. Wheelchair lacrosse squads. It was an honor and a pure joy to watch these guys play the game we all love so much.
In an intense, hard-fought match-up, the Latvia men’s national lacrosse team defeated Team Thailand 14-11 on Saturday, July 12 during group play.
An FIL member since 1972, the Australia national team has always been a force to be reckoned with. This year, the Sharks are backed by a massive defensive unit.
My dreams are coming true at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship in Denver, CO, and I couldn’t be any more grateful for the opportunity.
Thailand earned their first FIL World Championship victory Monday with a 12-3 victory over Colombia. TLA faced Colombia in their first bracket game following the pool play to start out the tournament.
The United States have officially gone undefeated in group play and remaining the #1 seed heading in to the bracket. England only won one face off in the game which resulted in the team’s only goal for the game.
After two days of competition here at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships the Austrian National Men’s Lacrosse team finds itself in a tight spot. They lost their opening game in a double-overtime heartbreaker to Hong Kong in a fast-paced high scoring game and next to Germany.
For TLA’s final day of boot camp before the FIL World Games, a couple of special local lacrosse players joined Thailand for an enjoyable practice.
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 men of Israel Lacrosse are absolutely operating at the highest of levels right now in Denver, but nonetheless keeping the weight of the turmoil in the Holy Land on their hearts. It’s hard to play lacrosse halfway across the globe when your friends, family and community are always under constant attack from senseless rocket fire.