Hugh Robertson Helps Celebrate England’s 2017 World Cup Bid Win
Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and the Olympics, helped English Lacrosse mark the announcement of it successful bid to host the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.
The tournament was awarded to England thanks to cross-parliamentary backing from nearly 100 MPs, including David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman, and will take place at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
Sue Redfern, Chair of the English Lacrosse Board, said ‘We are honoured and delighted to be the 2017 Women’s World Cup hosts and would like to thank the MPs for their invaluable support. English Lacrosse has worked hard to grow the sport domestically and our international squads have represented us excellently abroad. In addition, we know that hosting a World Cup will help lacrosse’s continued growth but will also make a valuable economic contribution, if Manchester 2010’s success is anything to go by, we can look forward to generating over £5 million for the country.’
Women’s FIL World Cup 2013
Team England will compete in the 2013 FIL Women’s World Cup in July 20 – 30 2013, Canada. They are currently ranked as fourth in the World, having lost to Canada in the Bronze medal game in Prague 2009 (9-14). The World Champions are Team USA, who beat Australia in the 2009 final (8-7).