July 12, 2012

England to Host 2017 FIL Women's World Cup

from staff reports

England will host its third Women's World Cup in 2017 when the event moves to Guildford, Surrey, the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) announced Thursday. Previous World Cups in England were in 1982 and 2001.

"We are extremely pleased to accept England's bid to host the 2017 Women's World Cup," FIL women's director Shelley Maher said. "What a fantastic opportunity to stage the 10th World Cup in the country that hosted the inaugural event. The ELA has put together an excellent plan to host this milestone tournament."

"It is an honor to host the World Cup again," said Sue Redfern, who will serve as the primary contact for the 2017 World Cup. Redfern, a former officer in the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA), led the organizing committee for the 2001 World Cup the ELA hosted at Wycombe Abbey in High Wycombe.

Canada will host the 2013 Women's World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario, site of this weekend's North American Challenge Cup featuring Team USA, Canada and the Haudenosaunee.

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