2017 Women's Lacrosse World Cup
Surrey Sports Park - Host Venue
Surrey Sports Park will proudly host the 2017 Women's Lacrosse World Cup following a comprehensive bidding process in conjunction with the sport’s national governing body English Lacrosse.
The host venue was announced in March 2013 at a VIP reception featuring Guildford MP Anne Milton, 2017 World Cup chair Jan Kiddle, English Lacrosse CEO David Shuttleworth and HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP, all of whom are extremely supportive of the event and the sport itself.
The 2017 World Cup will see athletes from over 25 nations training, competing and staying at Surrey Sports Park and the University of Surrey for the duration of the event, marking a steady increase from 16 nations in 2009.
As well as hosting the World Cup event, Surrey Sports Park will see an increase in lacrosse activity over the next four years, as English Lacrosse look to hold a number of major events at the venue while also placing a full time development officer in the area to increase community engagement and participation.
The 2013 World Cup event in Oshawa, Canada saw USA retain their title as after beating the host nation in the final. Australia took the bronze medal while England finished 4th.
Visit the official 2013 Women's Lacrosse World Cup website for more information, or follow them on Twitter for regular tournament updates. You can also stay in the loop with future developments ahead of the 2017 World Cup at Surrey Sports Park by signing up to the World Lacrosse bulletin on the English Lacrosse website.