There’s now just two days to go until the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup and the teams have already been arriving in England at pre-tournament bases, getting themselves settled in.
We’ve compiled the best social media posts over the last few days as the teams fine tune their preparations for later this week!
The seats have all gone in on the Rathbones Pitch and the and the pitches are looking in top condition
Reigning champions USA and Japan took on each other in a warm-up scrimmage on Sunday afternoon
However, Team USA also used their down time to do some sightseeing and took a day-trip out to Harry Potter studios!
— US Lacrosse (@USLacrosse) July 8, 2017
Spain have been using yoga to relax and prepare the minds at their pre-tournament base at Epsom College after playing a warm-up match against local side Clapham.
Netherlands have been getting hands on, marking out the practice pitches for their first day of training in England
Australia meanwhile, have been full focus taking on England’s Development side, who will compete in the World Cup Festival, in a friendly scrimmage at their warm-up base at Wycombe Abbey.
Four days out from the @rwlc17, our girls took on the England Development Squad, with the Aussies coming away with a convincing 18-2 win. @ashtynhiron led the offensive charge with five goals, @jonniewong9 nabbed a hat trick and @abbiemabelburgess, @stella.justice & @hannahnielsen7 had two goals apiece. A strong and versatile team defence stonewalled England with @veritylillian dominating on clearances and @bree.hussey & @ehinkes stepping up for a solid half each in goals. The Aussies will return to the field tomorrow in another friendly against Japan. #AUSWLAX2017
Two of the home nations, Ireland and Wales, met up just down the road in Bramley for a warm up game to get the legs going.
@irelandwlax is on the ground in Surrey! After an early AM flight from Dublin to Gatwick, a bus transfer to the University of Surrey, the girls in green then took on Wales in a pre-tournament friendly! A long day with great results on the field (a close 9-6 loss). T-minus 2 days until opening ceremonies of @rwlc17 !!
And the hosts England are also on the move to join us at Surrey Sports Park with England captain Laura Merrifield all packed and ready to go!
The count down is done!! Off to the Rathbones World Cup 2017!! All the training is done. I am so proud of My teammates and now it's time to play. This will be my last post over the WC but please follow Team England and our progress. Games will be shown on 247.TV and on the BBC. Thank you so much for everyone's support. @stxwlax @teamenglandlacrosse #togetherweroar #teammatesforlife #itstime #familyandfiancerock
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