Rathbones secures title sponsor of the 2017 Women's Lacrosse World Cup
Rathbones has increased its commitment to English Lacrosse by becoming the title sponsor of the 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.
The FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup will be hosted at Surrey Sports Park the 13 – 22 July 2017. This will be the 10th Women’s World Cup and more than 26 nations are expected to compete for the world title. The nine day event will welcome over 10,000 spectators, 700 elite athletes and 2,000 festival lacrosse participants.
In February this year, Rathbones announced an extension to their partnership with English Lacrosse until 2017 and now this sponsorship of the 2017 Women’s World Cup will allow English Lacrosse to stage a truly world class event.
Rathbones’ partnership with English Lacrosse aims to raise the profile of junior women’s lacrosse and to encourage participation in this exciting team sport.
Philip Howell, CEO of Rathbones, commented: “We are very proud to be sponsoring the 2017 Women’s World Cup and developing our partnership with English Lacrosse. Rathbones’ investment will support the growth of the sport and ensure the best possible experience for players and supporters at events.”
As well as English Lacrosse and its financial awareness programme, Rathbones’ investment in young people also includes sponsorship of Lacrosse Scotland and other educational events, such as the Chalke Valley History Festival for Schools and the Education Business Awards.
Mark Coups, CEO of English Lacrosse, is delighted with the sponsorship, “Rathbones have proved to be a perfect partner for English Lacrosse. The partnership has currently generated over 3,000 new lacrosse players and will continue to provide playing opportunities to new participants, creating a genuine World Cup legacy. The FIL Rathbones 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup will display the finest international lacrosse; the investment by Rathbones allows us to host a world-class event and true celebration of the sport.”
About English Lacrosse
Lacrosse participation has experienced unprecedented growth in the UK over the last four years, particularly amongst young players who have grown by 18% each year. English Lacrosse is an ambitious governing body; we are hosting two back-to-back World events – the FIL Rathbones 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Championships and the FIL 2018 Men’s Lacrosse World Cup. English Lacrosse is also committing to two National Centres of Lacrosse in Manchester and Surrey.