18 Nov 2013

Estonia and Jamaica Newest FIL Members

http://filacrosse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/estonia_feature_image.jpghttp://filacrosse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/estonia_feature_image.jpgEstonia and Jamaica Newest FIL Members

(FIL) The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is excited to announce the addition of two new members as approved by FIL membership. With the October 26th 2013 vote, Estonia became the forty-eighth member of the FIL and Jamaica the forty-ninth member.

Frame Right

“I am very pleased to welcome both Jamaica and Estonia to our Caribbean and European regions’ membership.”
—Tom Hayes, FIL Director of Development
 

In May 2013, after two years of planning and development, LAX Estonia was formed as the national governing body of lacrosse in the country and is led by their President, Martin Kuustik.

Frame Left

Martin Kuustik

“This will be the first lacrosse organization in Estonia and we have a core group that is going to see this through,” stated Mr Kuustik.

You can follow LAX Estonia through its Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/LAXEstonia.

Estonia joins 26 current FIL member nations in the European region. Neighboring FIL members include Latvia, Russia and Finland.

 

Frame Right

The Jamaica Lacrosse Association (JLA) was formed in April 2013 after years of development work and clinic assistance from Kevin Dugan and The Fields of Growth initiative. “Fields of Growth has been instrumental in introducing lacrosse to school-aged students in Jamaica,” noted Calbert Hutchinson, President of the JLA. Mr Hutchinson states, “The FIL’s recognition will help us go a long way to meet the Jamaican Athletics Administration Association criteria for full government support.”

The JLA has targeted the 2016 Under 19 Men’s World Championships as their first international FIL event. Jamaica joins Mexico, Guatemala, Bermuda and Costa Rica as an FIL Central America and Caribbean regional member. JLA has established a web site – http://jamaicalacrosse.org.

 

Tom Hayes, FIL Director of Development, commented about the newest FIL member nations, “I am very pleased to welcome both Jamaica and Estonia to our Caribbean and European regions’ membership. I would like to recognize the work that the Fields of Growth organization has done in the development of lacrosse within the schools in Jamaica.”

—Feffie Barnhill | FIL Vice President
 

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 49 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.

Share "Estonia and Jamaica Newest FIL Members" via

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

More in DEVELOPMENT
27 Feb 2014

Philippines Becomes FIL’s 50th Member

Philippines Becomes FIL’s 50th MemberThe Philippines Lacrosse Association (PLA) has become the 50th member of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) as voted on by the FIL membership on February 17, 2014. The PLA was originally formed in September 2012 and is led by their ...

24 Nov 2013

Thailand Lacrosse Association Development Clinic

Thailand Lacrosse Association Development Clinic(Bangkok, Thailand) Below are development photos from the first ever lacrosse clinic at the college level in Thailand, conducted by Thailand Lacrosse Association (TLA). TLA partnered up with Chulalongkorn (Chula) University in Bangkok and conducted a lacrosse clinic for its ...

18 Aug 2013

Singapore Newest FIL Member

Singapore Newest FIL Member(From Press Release) The Singapore Lacrosse Association (SLA) has become the 47th member of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) as voted on by the FIL membership on July 30, 2013. The SLA was formed in October 2012 and ...