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Canadian Lacrosse Association – OTTAWA, ON (April 13, 2016) – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is pleased to announce that Jane Clapham has been appointed the new Executive Director of the CLA.

A familiar face within the lacrosse community, Jane has held a variety of positions at the CLA office over the past 10 years. She was first hired on as an Executive Assistant in 2006 and has been with the organization ever since. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, Jane held the position of Finance and Administrative Coordinator.

“We are very happy to have Jane on board as the CLA’s new Executive Director,” said Joey Harris, CLA President. “She has been a valuable asset to the organization for close to a decade and during that time has built great working relationships with many people in the Canadian lacrosse community.”

During her time with the CLA, Jane has worked in many different program areas and on numerous projects, which gives her a very good understanding of how the CLA operates and an unmatched amount of institutional knowledge. Over the past few months, Jane was responsible for taking on a leadership role in the office while the search for a replacement Executive Director was ongoing, something she did during several other transitional periods at the CLA.

“We are confident that Jane has the knowledge and leadership skills required to lead the CLA,” added Tom Engel, CLA Director of Administration. “She has always gone above and beyond what was asked of her and we have no doubt that she is the ideal candidate to fill this role.”

A humble Clapham was happy with her new appointment and eager for the challenge, commenting “I am excited for the opportunity to take on a leadership role with the CLA and to guide our team in setting the groundwork for future success. I look forward to continuing to work alongside the passionate staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to grow the game and make the CLA what it is today.”

Please join us in congratulating Jane on her new position with the CLA.

About the Canadian Lacrosse Association              

Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 80,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. The CLA’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. We strive to accomplish this while adhering to our core values of health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. The CLA oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The CLA is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners – Warrior Sports, New Balance Athletics, Westjet, and Baron Rings – as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation. For more information on Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit our website at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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For more information, please contact:
Alain Brouillette

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Canadian Lacrosse Association
Phone: 613-260-2028 ext. 302