European Lacrosse Federation

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European Lacrosse Federation
European Lacrosse Federation.png
Sport Lacrosse
Jurisdiction International
Membership 31
Abbreviation ELF
Founded 1995
Affiliation Federation of International Lacrosse
President Steph Migchelsen [1]
Official website
europeanlacrosse.org

European Lacrosse Federation (ELF) is the sport governing body of men and women's lacrosse in Europe. It was founded in 1995 by the Czech Republic, Scotland, England, Sweden, Germany and Wales.[2] There are currently 31 member nations.[3]

The ELF sponsors the European Lacrosse Championships for national teams in both men’s and women's lacrosse.[4] The annual Aleš Hřebeský Memorial tournament in Prague is the largest European box lacrosse tournament.[5] The main club field lacrosse competition is the Ken Galluccio Cup, where the winner of each country’s league competes to decide the European club champion.

The ELF is an affiliate member of the lacrosse world governing body, the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). 21 ELF members are full members of the FIL, which is the majority of all full members.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contacts". European Lacrosse Federation. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "A short history of lacrosse in Europe". European Lacrosse Federation. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "ELF adds member nations 30 and 31". European Lacrosse Federation. September 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "European Championships". European Lacrosse Federation. Archived from the original on 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  5. ^ "European Lacrosse Federation - Men's Box Lacrosse". European Lacrosse Federation. Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 

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