Lacrosse | Help Charlie Go for Gold!
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Charlie Finnigan needs your help!
Along with the rest of the England’s Women’s Lacrosse Team, I am training hard for an upcoming tour to Australia. This tour is part of the team’s ongoing preparations for the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, which will take place in Guildford, Surrey next July.
We are widely regarded as a top contender at next summer’s World Cup, and will be looking to secure the Gold Medal!
As a non-Commonwealth, non-Olympic sport, elite lacrosse receives no funding and therefore the players cover all expenses; Travel, accommodation, equipment, uniforms, tournament fees and field rental costs are all covered by the players and coaching staff.
As a player who is balancing a full-time job, along with being an elite level athlete, I appreciate any support you can offer!
Charlie’s Lacrosse Experience
After winning a bronze medal in Toronto for Team England in the 2007 U19 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, I managed to get recruited by a top Division 1 Lacrosse School in the States, the University of Virginia.
Prior to transferring to Virginia, I played for a year at Loughborough University, where we won the BUCS Championships, followed by gaining 4th place in the 2009 Senior Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Prague.
In 2009, I transferred to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where I led the team in goals in 2011 and was named to the Terwaarton Watch List for 2012. After graduating with a B.A. in Music, I moved to New York, where I now live and work in the music publishing and licensing industry.
About Women’s Lacrosse
Women’s lacrosse is a limited contact sport, similar to basketball, soccer and field hockey, and is more about coordination and agility than brawn. It is one of the fastest growing team sports in the US with 500% growth in the last ten years, and active participation in England has increased by nearly 400% in the last 10 years.
Europe is showing the biggest growth in World Lacrosse overall. It has grown by 120% over the last 10 years and hosts the most FIL member nations globally with 26 members.
England is one of oldest Lacrosse nations in the world. The sport has been played in the country since the 1890’s. England has competed in every World and European Lacrosse Championships since and is currently ranked 4th in the World and 1st in Europe.