Belgium receives full membership of FIL

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NEW YORK—Belgium recently received unanimous approval by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Board of Directors to become a full member. Belgium joins Argentina as the 33rd and 34th full members. FIL Development Director, Bob DeMarco, said that both organizations were more than deserving of their status upgrade.

"We’re thrilled that Belgium is now a full member of FIL. From day one, Belgium has grown the sport the right way, building men’s and women’s lacrosse programs at the same time. With assistance from the European Lacrosse Federation (ELF), the Netherlands and Germany, they also put a lot of effort into developing their officiating program as well."

Bob DeMarco, FIL Development Director

The Belgian Lacrosse Federation (BLF) joins 20 other national governing bodies as full members from Europe. See all member nations from the Europe on the FIL Members page.

Jan Van Cauwenberge, BLF Competition Manager and member of the board, saw this as a confirmation of the hard work that countless volunteers put in over many years and looks forward to putting in the effort expected of full members.

As Belgium Lacrosse, we feel that it is our duty to represent our players in the international community. We wish to participate in the international discussion constructively and further facilitate the development of lacrosse across the globe. Being a full FIL member will also help us to show our Olympic Committee, press, and sponsors that we are here to stay.”

Jan Van Cauwenberge, BLF Competition Manager and Board Member

To read the full article visit the FIL website here.

 

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