Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The Largest World Lacrosse Championships yet...

It seems like we have been planning the FIL 2010 World Lacrosse Championships for ever.
By we, I mean the two or three people who work at the English Lacrosse Association and the 16 volunteers who sit on various committees. The event has always been far away, not close enough to really worry or add meat to any of the organisational bones. That has now changed. We are nearing the twelve month mark and although we have a logo, venue, website, event management company, additional festival and legacy programme it feels as though we have been cooling out heels with much still to be completed.

For those that don't know the 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships is the 10th men's World Lacrosse Championships, and the third Championship to be held in Manchester, UK. Due the explosion of Lacrosse in Europe the Championships will have the most nations ever competing in it - a possible 31 over 10 days!

Though we have received support, of which we are very greatful, from the North West Development Agency, Manchester City Council, Foundation of sport and arts, Harrow and Piggot and Whitfield. The luxury of UK Sport funding, additional event staff and big name sponsors have not been forthcoming. Making the task of creating a viable and memorable event more difficult- but still achievable!

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