World Lacrosse Adds Three New Federations And Welcomes New Board Member

by LSN Staff Nov 19, 2021

World Lacrosse has announced the addition of three new member federations.  India, Indonesia and Vietnam were added as Provisional Members bringing the organization’s global membership to 73, an increase of 30 in the last decade.

In a press release, Bob DeMarco, World Lacrosse board development director, said: “We are incredibly pleased to officially welcome India, Indonesia, and Vietnam to the international lacrosse community. This expansion in the Asia Pacific region, driven by the APLU, truly demonstrates the growing global desire for participation.”

World Lacrosse also welcomed PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Sabah Cambrelen (USA) as the first Diversity and Inclusion Director to its board of directors during its regular meeting on November 16.  Cambrelen was unanimously elected to the board during the World Lacrosse General Assembly on October 31.

World Lacrosse President Sue Redfern said: “The World Lacrosse board of directors is excited to add Sabah Cambrelen to our leadership structure. Her incredible skills and experience in diversity and inclusion will help our burgeoning organization continue to improve in this area with the aim of becoming an industry leader.” 

Cambrelen said: “I am thrilled to join the board of directors of World Lacrosse, which has expressed a deep commitment to becoming a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. There is a great opportunity as the sport continues to expand, especially with the launch of the more accessible World Lacrosse Sixes discipline. I very much look forward to further advancing the efforts around the world to help advance inclusion, diversity, and accessibility for this amazing game.”

The board also unanimously approved the reappointment of Andrew Harris (AUS) as chair of the Ethics Committee approved the establishment of a Sixes Rules Working Group, which will focus specifically on Sixes rules in a similar way that the other World Lacrosse rule sets are managed. 

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