Statement regarding withdrawal from hosting 2018 Men’s World Championships

It is with regret that English Lacrosse (EL) announce our official withdrawal from hosting the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championships.

This has been a very difficult decision for the sport to make and has been taken with the utmost consideration for the successful hosting of the event and the financial sustainability of lacrosse in England. The EL board after great consideration and consultation, found the event, in the form EL would wish to deliver, placed the governing body and sport at unacceptable financial risk.

The Federation of International Lacrosse have subsequently announced that Israel has been agreed as the new host nation for the 2018 event. English Lacrosse have offered any support we can give to both the FIL and the new host.

All related enquiries should be directed to m.coups@englishlacrosse.co.uk