Canada’s other national sport lacrosse officially comes to China

Or rather, China has officially come to Lacrosse.

The Federation of International Lacrosse is excited to announce the addition of two new members. The forty-fourth member of the FIL is the China Lacrosse Association.

China has been playing lacrosse in Beijing since the 1990′s and in Shanghai since the 2000′s. The Japanese Lacrosse Association has conducted numerous clinics and tournaments in assisting with the growth of lacrosse in China. They have invested hundreds of hours in developing lacrosse in this region and are to be congratulated on their efforts. The China Lacrosse Association (CLA) submitted a joint FIL associate membership application in 2011 and was approved for membership at the 2012 FIL Board annual meeting on January 15, 2012. The CLA participation level is over 300 members with plans to reach 3000 within five years. The CLA development plan also includes expansion to 15 Chinese provinces in the future.

The FIL welcomes one of our newest members from Asia and looks forward to their participation in FIL events in the coming years. We plan to conduct clinics and assist their programs with equipment grants and coaching seminars.

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