Surrey Sports Park is proud to host the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.
The event, which will take place between 12 and 22 July, will see 25 nations compete for the title of World Lacrosse Champions.
James Wild, Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Surrey Sports Park and lecturer in BSc Sport and Exercise Science, will work with the England Women’s Lacrosse team throughout the World Cup on strength and conditioning training.
As one of Europe’s premier sports venues, Surrey Sports Park has a strong track record in hosting elite teams and athletes. It served as a training base for 17 nations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, England’s Women’s Rugby team ahead of their win at the 2014 World Cup, and Italy and Ireland during the Rugby World Cup 2015. Surrey Sports Park is also the permanent training base for the English Premiership Rugby’s Harlequins.
As well as hosting the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup event Surrey Sports Park will see an increase in lacrosse activity over the next four years, as English Lacrosse look to hold a number of major events at the venue in the future. A full-time development officer will also be placed in the area to increase community engagement and participation.
Since opening in 2010, Surrey Sports Park has seen the University of Surrey set a new benchmark for university sports facilities.