Australia to Compete in WJLC 2019

Photo Courtesy of  Lacrosse Victoria

The 2019 World Junior Lacrosse Championship (WJLC) will be August 6th-11th in Hamilton, Ontario and the FirstOntario Centre. The 2019 WJLC will be the 4th edition of the tournament. It is also set to have the biggest number of "true" national teams at the event, with six.

Australia has been announced as one of the three nations that will join the Iroquois, Canada, and USA in the Hamilton, ON for the 2019 WJLC. 

Box lacrosse in Australia has been growing over the past decade through leagues, clinics, and more. With the recent lacrosse specific indoor facility being built in Australia the box game has started to grow more than it ever has. Australia aims to assemble an all-star cast of player to head to Hamilton, ON next August and compete against some of the best junior teams in the world. 
According to the WJLC press release former Australian National Team Player, Coach, and General Manager Richard Benedierks said, "Providing our young Australian players with the opportunity to compete in an elite international indoor event furthers the development of junior talent and prepares players for our senior teams."

Austrailia is just one of three teams that are set to join the Iroquois, Canada, and USA in the Hamilton, ON for the 2019 WJLC. The other two teams will be announced at a later date. 

For more information regarding the Australia team competing at the 2019 World Junior Lacrosse Championship please contact Richard Benedierks by email here



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