31 Jul 2014

Malaysia is FIL’s 51st Member

http://filacrosse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/malaysia_member51.jpgMalaysia is FIL’s 51st Member

(TORONTO) During the Federation of International Lacrosse General Assembly meetings held before the 2014 World Championship in Denver Colorado, Malaysia was granted membership as the 51st country to join the Federation of International Lacrosse. The Malaysia Lacrosse Association (MLA) focuses on the growth of lacrosse and joins nine other Pacific rim countries; Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Philippines and Thailand in this region.

MLA Logo

MLA Logo

“We welcome Malaysia as our newest member,” says Tom Hayes, the Director of Development for the FIL, “and we congratulate our member countries in Southeast Asia for assisting in their development to allow them to progress toward FIL associate membership.”

Jessie Kemp, the Director of Operations for Malaysia lacrosse reports, “In October of 2013, Prantarit Nerngchamnong and the Thailand team held a tournament in Bangkok which Malaysia was invited to participate for the very first time. This started the general interest and helped introduce the world’s fastest growing sport to the region. Since that tournament two organizations started, one in Kuala Lumpur and one in Penang. Both teams have been organizing practices for both expat and local players and the response has been overwhelming! People of all ages and backgrounds have joined in. The two clubs are planning on not only playing each other but have also entered in Tournaments in Bangkok and Singapore later this year. “

—FIL Press release

For more information about Malaysia Lacrosse Visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MalaysiaLacrosse/


MLA Contacts:

Jake Marr, President: marr.jake@gmail.com
Jesse Kemp, Director of Operations: kempjesse@hotmail.com
Haruka Takahashi, Director of Women’s Lacrosse: haruka1112@gmail.com


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.

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