(EDINBURGH) FIL’s next world championship event is the FIL Rathbones Women’s 2015 U19 World Lacrosse Championship, which will take place 23 July – 1 August 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The University of Edinburgh will serve as the site venue as the ancient capital will welcome teams for the Opening Ceremonies on 23 July with the gold medal game scheduled for 1 August. At the 2011 tournament in Hanover, Germany, the United States defeated Australia 14-11 in the gold medal game.
In addition to the tournament will be a U18 Festival. Below is the announcement as it appears on the official FIL Rathbones Women’s 2015 U19 World Lacrosse Championship website: www.u19wc2015.co.uk:
U18 International Festival of Lacrosse
28th – 31st July 2015
University of Edinburgh, Peffermill Playing Fields
We are delighted to be working with Sweet Chariot, the Official Tour Operator for the U18 International Festival of Lacrosse. All entries to The Festival must be booked with Sweet Chariot. UK teams can arrange their own travel, however Sweet Chariot are kindly doing the admin for all U18 team entries, hence the need to book through Sweet Chariot.
They will work with you on your entry and amongst other things, can also arrange the following for your team/s:
- Additional matches
- Pre and post event packages
- Transport (before, during and after the event)
- Sightseeing options to suit your requirements
- Complete playing & travel packages around Europe & the UK to include The Festival
Sweet Chariot can also look after any spectator groups that travel.
U18 Event Information: http://www.u19wc2015.co.uk/u18-festival/event-information/
The FIL Rathbones Women’s 2015 U19 World Lacrosse Championship and U18 International Festival of Lacrosse events will be staged at the historic University of Edinburgh, where the Peffermill Sports Complex is recognized as one of the finest lacrosse facilities in the continent. The 27-acre spread will feature eight playing pitches, facilitating the needs of a 16-team tournament. The complex has hosted a number of prominent international tournaments, including the 2011 Golden Oldies World Hockey tournament, the Touch Rugby World Cup of 2011, and the 2009 Archery EuroNations competition. Peffermill is an accredited pre-Olympic facility.
The University of Edinburgh was a founding member of Lacrosse Scotland and is recognized as one of the United Kingdom’s leading sports universities. The complex recently enjoyed a £4.8 million extension plan, including a 6,000 sq. meter state-of-the-art sport and fitness space.
About the FIL
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 51 member nations and sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.