Mascot selected for 2017 Women’s World Cup

Hannah Townend with her winning design

Hannah Townend Competition Winner

FIL Rathbones 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup Mascot Winner

English Lacrosse are delighted to announce that Hannah Townend from Chalkhouse Green, South Oxfordshire has been selected as the winner of our 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Design the Mascot Competition. Hannah who attends Queen Anne’s Caversham School with her two sisters, she is one of a triplet, was chosen from over 60 entries.

“I am very excited to attend the World Cup in 2017; walking out alongside the England team will be a dream come true and I would love to see England win!”

Hannah said, “I was thrilled to hear that my design had won the 2017 World Cup Mascot Competition; the design process was really fun and I did quite a lot of research before putting pen to paper. I chose to use a lion as my mascot as this represents the national animal of England and then I used the England Lacrosse kit to tie in the theme of lacrosse. Seeing my design come to life will be amazing and I am looking forward to attending the World Cup in 2017.”

Hannah first started playing lacrosse when she joined Queen Anne’s School in Year 7 in September 2013. Talking about her first experiences of lacrosse, Hannah said, “Playing lacrosse for the first time was scary but once I had played a few matches, I really started to enjoy playing.

Can you help us name the mascot?

Vote for your favourite name in our online poll which includes Hannah’s choice, ‘Regina the Lion’. The mascot will be ‘born’ on February 14th, just in time to attend Rathbones National Schools Lacrosse Championships but she must have a name, so get voting!





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