Federation of International Lacrosse
|Headquarters||New York City, United States|
|Chief Exec||Jim Scherr|
|Vice president||Steve Stenersen|
|(founded)||IFWLA 1972, ILF 1974|
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body of lacrosse, responsible for the men's, women's, and indoor versions of the sport. It was established in 2008 by the merger of the previously separate men's and women's international lacrosse associations. Its headquarters are located in New York City, New York.
The Federation currently has 60 members, 34 of which are full members. FIL is the only international sport organization to recognize First Nations bands and Native American tribes as sovereign nations. The Iroquois Nationals (men) and the Haudenosaunee Nationals (women) of the First Nations Lacrosse Association represent the Haudenosaunee people of New York and Ontario.
|Bulgaria||Bulgarian Lacrosse Federation|
|Costa Rica||Costa Rica Lacrosse Sporting Federation|
|Croatia||Croatian Lacrosse Association|
|Haiti||Fédération Haïtienne de Lacrosse|
|Hungary||Hungarian Lacrosse Federation|
|Jamaica||Jamaica Lacrosse Association|
|Kenya||Kenya Lacrosse Association|
|Luxembourg||Luxembourg Lacrosse Federation|
|Malaysia||Malaysia Lacrosse Association|
|Mexico||Mexican Lacrosse Federation|
|Peru||Peruvian Lacrosse Association|
|Philippines||Philippines Lacrosse Association|
|Poland||Polish Lacrosse Federation|
|Portugal||Portuguese Lacrosse Association|
|Puerto Rico||Puerto Rico Lacrosse|
|Qatar||Qatar Lacrosse Association|
|Serbia||Serbian Lacrosse Federation|
|Singapore||Lacrosse Association of Singapore|
- Asia Pacific Lacrosse Union
- European Lacrosse Federation
- International Federation of Intercrosse
International Lacrosse Federation
The International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) was founded in 1974 to promote and develop men's lacrosse throughout the world. Before 2008, the international governing bodies for men's and women's lacrosse were separate, which was one of the obstacles of lacrosse one day becoming an Olympic sport. In August 2008, the ILF and the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations merged to become the Federation of International Lacrosse.
The International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) was formed in 1972 to promote and develop women's lacrosse throughout the world. It wound up its affairs in August 2008 when it agreed to merge with the ILF to form the Federation of International Lacrosse.
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- Weaver, John (4 September 2008). "Men's and women's international lacrosse groups merge". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
- "FIL Members". Federation of International Lacrosse. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
- Hamilton, Matt (December 18, 2017). "Chile Recognized as FIL's 60th Member Nation". US Lacrosse Magazine. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
- "Awards". Federation of International Lacrosse. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
- Etchells, Daniel (December 15, 2017). "Federation of International Lacrosse presents two leading officials with lifetime achievement award". Inside the Games. Retrieved 20 December 2017.