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Surrey Sports Park sees United States win gold at Lacrosse World Cup

Surrey Sports Park is proud to have hosted the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup 2017.

The 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, which took place between 12 and 22 July at Surrey Sports Park, saw the United States come out on top against 24 other nations and take home the title of World Lacrosse Champions.

The United States took on Canada in the final on Saturday 22 July and won 10-5. Earlier that same day, England beat two-time Champions Australia 10-9 in the semi-final, securing their bronze medal with a dramatic golden goal.

James Wild, lecturer in BSc Sport and Exercise Science and Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Surrey Sports Park, worked with the England Women’s Lacrosse team throughout the World Cup on strength and conditioning training.

England's victory in the semi-finals resulted in their first Lacrosse World Cup medal since 2005.

Surrey Sports Park, a £36m elite training venue offering world-class sports and events facilities, is proud to have hosted the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. The venue will see lacrosse activity grow over the next four years, as English Lacrosse look to hold more major events at Surrey Sports Park in the future.

 

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