Edinburgh hosts Lacrosse World Cup
Peffermill playing fields is to host the Women’s Under-19 Lacrosse World Championship.
More than 30 teams and 400 athletes from 15 different countries will compete in the biggest under-19 tournament to date.
World champions USA will compete alongside fellow contenders Australia, Canada and England.
Colombia, Finland, Israel and the Republic of Korea will compete at women’s under-19 level for the first time
23 July – 1 August
The University is partnering with Lacrosse Scotland to stage the tournament.
Matches will take place between 23 July and 1 August.
The tournament is organised by world governing body the Federation of International Lacrosse.
The Rathbones Women’s U19 Lacrosse World Championship 2015 also includes an under-18 tournament that takes place at Peffermill between 28 and 31 July.
Athletes from around the world will be based at Edinburgh’s Pollock Halls.
The opening ceremony will take place at Peffermill on 23 July prior to the first matches at 10 am.
Women's lacrosse has seen significant growth in Europe since the beginning of the 21st century, particularly in Germany, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.
Japan entered its first lacrosse team into the World Cup in 1993, South Korea first competed in 2009 and in 2012 and the first Israeli international team competed in the European Championships.
The Lacrosse World Championships began in 1968 and are now held for four categories - senior men, senior women, under-19 men and under-19 women.
The USA boasts the only professional lacrosse league, which was founded in 1999.
Centre for Sport and Exercise
CSE’s Peffermill facility offers some of the finest sports pitches in Scotland and incorporates the National Hockey Academy.
The quality of Edinburgh’s facilities has attracted visiting international teams and major sporting events in recent years.
Guests have included the All Blacks, South Africa and Australia’s rugby squads and the Indian national hockey team.
Peffermill has also hosted the Lacrosse Home Nations in 2013, Scotland Aussie Rules Football in 2012 and 2013 and the Touch Rugby World Cup in 2011.