As I cleared off all the work from my desk the last few weeks, I realized I had been away from the posting on LAS for a while. So before I jet off to join lacrosse delegates from other countries in Amsterdam, for the FIL General Assembly this weekend… Here are a few things you should know:
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) recently been accepted into the SportAccord (the governing body of all international sports) as the 106th member, which is a monumental step in becoming an Olympic Sport. You can read the full article of the news here on the FIL official website.
The FIL also finally recognized the Asia Pacific Lacrosse Union (APLU) as the 2nd allied member after the European’s counterpart ELF (Yes, I know what it spelled out to.. stop giggling). With the emerging of Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia it should be great to see more Asian countries at the next World Game in Denver.
Despite being moved to July, GTG Invitational 2012 is still a go… more details on that when I get back. Also the Development clinic for children is already in the works, with a special appearance from star GTG troopers.
Thailand will have quite a busy 3rd and 4th quarter of 2012, with hosting tournament and jamboree. The word on the street is that Mr. Brett Hughes will join our veteran game growers: Chazz, and Sean in Bangkok at the end of the year.
My team (who failed to convince me to dress like Sacha Cohen in the Dictator for the meeting) and I will be reporting live from Amsterdam on the progress of the FIL General Assembly. Sadly because of work, I will have to head back before the Opening Ceremony of the European Championship 2012. If you happen to be there, and sees us, be sure to say hello.