It's rather embaressing for the English Lacrosse Community, if we are in money troubles we certainly didnt know! I know that the venu used in 2010 could not host again and the second choice needed construction work and they haven't broke ground as yet. It's shame that our sport does not have its own dedicated venu and or anywhere worthy enough of hosting this amazing event! Serves us right for not letting the Iroquois nation in in 2010!
I was at a large tournament this weekend in the U.K. And not much was said but everyone seems very disappointed, we love the world games as it inspires youngsters and exposes the games to others, the feedback from everyone in 2010 was very good.
Without causing an international incident I don't think we should be hosting the event in Israel for an awful lot of reasons, political or otherwise. I was thinking of creating a Palestinian team!
Sad news as I had big plans for my team at the club tournamnet running alongside the games.
Being in the Blue Division for England at World Games and U19 is a tough prospect, you get beaten by USA, Canada etc and it really comes down to Scotland and beating our enemy in all sports - Australia, then how close can you get to the Iroquois who have become a huge force who produce some of the best players in the world. This hasn’t always been the case in field Lacrosse.
You have an ever improving Japan team and also Israel waiting in the wings!
For England and I have experienced this as a coach during a World Games, it is very hard to build momentum and keep moral high it’s a roller coaster ride for players but I think the lads relish playing against the best but have to take everyday at a time.
After league play the format provides an opportunity to play in the quarters and finals
So is there a case for being in a lower division winning games, building momentum and confidence and then playing yourself into the final stages?
Regardless i’m proud of England being in the top division! We are also the European champions.