Turkey Lacrosse Association

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Turkey Lacrosse Association
SportLacrosse
JurisdictionNational
FoundedOctober 1, 2009 (2009-10-01) by Patrick Dougherty[1]
AffiliationFederation of International Lacrosse and European Lacrosse Federation
HeadquartersIstanbul and New York City
ChairmanRyan Danehy[2]
SecretaryTunahan Sonat[3]
Other key staffRyan Danehy (Board Chairman, Executive Director, Treasurer), Deniz Piatt (Board member, Deputy Executive Director), Tunahan Sonat (Board member, Secretary)[4][5]
Official website
www.turkeylacrosse.com
Turkey

Turkey Lacrosse Association (TLA) is a non-profit organization formed to educate and disseminate information on the sport of lacrosse in Turkey and globally. The association also provides financial support for the sport in Turkey, including funding and managing Turkey's national teams.

Represented by TLA, Turkey is the first predominantly Muslim country to play lacrosse competitively and to be a member of the Federation of International Lacrosse and the European Lacrosse Federation.[7][8][9][10]

Men's national field team[edit]

In 2014, in the team's first appearance at the World Lacrosse Championships, Turkey placed 22nd.[11][12][13]

Men's national indoor team[edit]

In 2015, in its first appearance at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.[14] Turkey placed 10th.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lacrosse enthusiasts look to popularize sport in Turkey," Hurriyet Daily News, December 9, 2010, retrieved February 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Turkey Lacrosse website, "Board of Governors", retrieved November 4, 2017.
  3. ^ Turkey Lacrosse website, "TLA Staff", retrieved November 4, 2017.
  4. ^ Turkey Lacrosse website, "TLA Staff", retrieved November 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Turkey Lacrosse website, "Board of Governors", retrieved November 4, 2017.
  6. ^ www.turkeylacrosse.com http://www.turkeylacrosse.com/page/show/247905-turkey-lacrosse-founder. Retrieved 31 December 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "First Muslim lacrosse nation," Lacrosse Allstars" Archived 2015-09-05 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved February 22, 2015.
  8. ^ Turkey Lacrosse website, "Mission Statement", retrieved February 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "FIL World Championships: Turkish Lacrosse Becoming a Reality," by Terry Foy, Inside Lacrosse, July 23, 2012, retrieved February 24, 2015.
  10. ^ "FIL 2014 preview: Grey Division breakdown," by Brett Amadon, Lacrosse Magazine, June 25, 2014, retrieved February 24, 2015.
  11. ^ World Indoor Lacrosse Championship website, "Turkey", retrieved February 22, 2015.
  12. ^ "World Games spotlight: Turkey," Inside Lacrosse, July 8, 2014, retrieved February 22, 2015.
  13. ^ "Exclusive interview with Turkish lacrosse team captain Bertan Unal," Association of Turkish American Associations website, retrieved February 22, 2015.
  14. ^ World Indoor Lacrosse Championship website, "Turkey", retrieved December 31, 2015.

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