(Coquitlam) Canada is currently preparing for the FIL Men’s U19 World Lacrosse Championships to take place 7-16 July 2016 in Coquitlam (just outside of Vancouver), British Columbia.
As of this publish date, ten teams have committed to attend. They include seven-time defending champion USA, six-time runner-up Canada, one-time silver medalist Australia, along with U19 world championship tournament regulars England, Finland and Germany and newcomers Ireland, Israel, Hong Kong and Colombia. The CLA expects that more teams will be announced in the coming weeks.
The venue for the championship will be the Coquitlam Town Centre Park, which features four artificial turf fields and two natural grass fields. Main games will be played at Percy Perry Stadium with Ted Fridge Field, Dominic Mobilio Field and Cunnings Field also being utilized.
Use these links to find out more at the FIL Men’s U19 World Lacrosse Championships official website:
2016FILU19Lax Facebook https://www.facebook.com/2016FILU19Lax
@U19Lax2016 Twitter https://twitter.com/U19Lax2016
In conjunction with the U19 worlds, Coquitlam will also be hosting a 2016 World Youth Tournament for U19 Girls – July 9-11, 2016 and U15 Boys – July 13-15, 2016. For more info go to http://www.2016worldlax.com/youth-tournament.html or contact Youth Tournament Director Dirk Rachfall firstname.lastname@example.org. The CLA is accepting team registrations through January 31, 2016.
Current World Rankings entering the tournament are:
1 – United States
2 – Canada
3 – Iroquois Nationals
4 – England
5 – Australia
6 – Germany
7 – Czech Republic
8 – Scotland
9 – Wales
10 – Bermuda
11 – Republic of Korea
12 – Finland
FIL Men’s U19 World Lacrosse Championships contacts:
For more information about the tournament and event sponsorships, please contact:
Cliff Pascas, Event Chair
For Media inquiries, please contact
Andy Watson, Marketing and Communications
Youth Tournament Director
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 52 member nations and holds 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.