Help Team England Go For Gold
England Women's Lacrosse Team
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The 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup will take place at Surrey Sports Park 12-22 July 2017.
England’s Women’s Lacrosse Team is currently training hard for the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, they are widely regarded as one of the top contenders.
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.
We are hoping to assist the players who are balancing full-time jobs with being an elite level athlete. We appreciate any support you can give this hard-working team.
About Women’s Lacrosse
Women’s lacrosse is a limited contact sport, similar to basketball, football and 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.
European Lacrosse Champions
England's Women's Lacrosse Team has won the European Lacrosse Championships 6 times.
Women's Lacrosse World Cup
England's Women's Lacrosse Team has medalled at 6 senior Women's Lacrosse World Cups, landing 2 silver medals (1989 & 1993) and three bronze medals (1997, 2001 and 2005). They are favourites to medal again at the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, Surrey next July.