The English Lacrosse Association launched their bid to host the 2017 Women’s World Cup at Westminster on 25 April. Mike was among those present who helped demonstrate their support by signing the Back the Bid England flag.
This bid gets my support as I know the economic value it will bring. England will do an excellent job hosting this tournament and I wish the English Lacrosse Association every success in this venture.
Sue Redfern, Chair of the English Lacrosse Board said
We were delighted with the response and support that we received from Members of Parliament yesterday and with over 10% of the House behind us, we believe that this puts English Lacrosse in good position in the bidding process.
The final decision will be made by the Federation of International Lacrosse in June this year. The proposed venue for the event is Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, having welcomed the Lacrosse Home Internationals in April this year and the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2010. 30 nations are expected to compete in the FIL Women’s World Lacrosse Cup in 2017 in comparison to the 16 countries that competed in Prague in 2009.