Israel Confirmed for 2019 World Junior Lacrosse Championship
NETANYA, ISRAEL - In the continued growth of international box (indoor) lacrosse the 2019 World Junior Lacrosse Championship will welcome Israel as one (1) of its six (6) competing Nations.
Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in Israel and the box version is no exception, with Israeli squads enjoying success internationally, most recently with Tel Aviv LC winning the storied Aleš Hřebeský Memorial in Prague, Czech Republic.
"The opportunity to get Israel's top youth players inside the box and against the world's best players are going to benefit their development as lacrosse players exponentially," said Doug Utting, will serve as head coach for Israel at the World Juniors.
Utting, who won a gold medal as a player for Israel at the 2016 European Championships, will be joined on the bench by Senior teammate Kevin Harper.
"The growth of lacrosse in Israel has been amazing. We're excited to welcome Israel back to the World Juniors and to see their experience and development pay off", said Chris Fox Chair of the World Junior Lacrosse Championship and Canada General Manager.
The Israeli squad joins Canada, Iroquois and United States, as well as fellow newcomer Australia at the 2019 World Junior Championship in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. A sixth participating nation is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Interest to participate for Israel and player eligibility can be found here.