(TORONTO, ONTARIO) Stan Cockerton, President of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), announced today, Tuesday, 22 May, that the Asia Pacific Lacrosse Union (APLU) joins Fédération Internationale d’Inter-Crosse (FIIC) to become the 2nd Allied Member of FIL.
—Stan Cockerton, FIL President
Led by President Mike Slattery, the APLU is continuing to expand its membership and visibility, having held the largest ever Asia Pacific Tournament (ASPACs) in Auckland, New Zealand in 2011, with 6 men’s and women’s teams participating.
The first ASPAC Tournament was held in Adelaide, Australia in 2003: This event has continued every two years since, and has visited Japan (2005), Auckland (2007 & 2011) and Korea (2009).
The membership of APLU currently comprises Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and most recently China with other countries including Thailand and India also considering membership.
Although the APLU does not currently have a website, each of its members can be found at www.filacrosee.com.
Australia: Australian Lacrosse Association
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Lacrosse Association
Japan: Japan Lacrosse Association
Korea: Korea Lacrosse Association
New Zealand: New Zealand Lacrosse
Thailand: Thailand Lacrosse Association
About the FIL
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently 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.