19 juillet 2017
Lacrosse celebrates the girl’s game in Nova Scotia
Lacrosse Nova Scotia – (Halifax, NS) Lacrosse Nova Scotia welcomes the best female lacrosse players from across Canada, in not one, but two national championships this week.
The 2017 Female Box Lacrosse Championships (website: http://bit.ly/2s9XI4p) are hosted at the historic Halifax Forum complex, with teams from BC, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia competing in Bantam (aged 13/14) and Midget (aged 15/16) divisions. The first championship wraps up on Friday, followed by a Women’s Field Lacrosse Invitational National Tournament (website: http://wfinl.ca/), across town at Dalhousie’s Wickwire Field. There, teams from New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and BC will join host Nova Scotia in a different game of lacrosse played on the open field.
Donna Goguen, President of Lacrosse Nova Scotia, explains that building the game of lacrosse through female only divisions has contributed to continual growth of the game. “Halifax hosted the Female Nationals Box Lacrosse Championships in 2013 and it brought tremendous excitement, interest and new players to our game. Four years later, we are pleased to be hosting again, and extending our renowned Maritime hospitality to two separate tournaments. Our Nova Scotia girls are excited to be competing in their home arena, and on home turf. Many of the girls will be competing in the two disciplines of lacrosse”.
The box lacrosse tournament runs from Monday to Friday, July 17th – 21st at the Halifax Forum, and the field lacrosse tournament runs on Saturday to Monday at Wickwire Field. In the year of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the tournaments represent a chance to see a showcase of the best female lacrosse players in the world, at their respective age groups.
About Lacrosse Nova Scotia
LNS is a non-profit organization that is the governing body of lacrosse throughout the province of Nova Scotia. LNS is a member of the Canadian Lacrosse Association and are a member in good standing with Sport Nova Scotia. LNS is committed to providing not only a safe and fun filled playing environment, but also a sport environment that promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practises. The Organization has grown over the past several years through the hard work and dedication of many individuals and groups across our province. Our current and future players owe a great deal to the many volunteers who have been coaches, managers, referees, parents or, board members over the years. For more information on Lacrosse in NS, please visit Lacrosse NS’ website (www.lacrossens.ca).
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For more information, Contact:
Greg Knight – Executive Director, LNS
Phone: 902-425-5450 ext. 310