The Taiwan Lacrosse Association (TWLA) have been accepted as a full member of the sport’s global governing body.
It was confirmed today by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) that they had formally accepted the application from the Asian island state.
Members of the FIL Board voted unanimously to welcome the TWLA in.
“The TWLA is built on a solid foundation,” said Bob DeMarco, the FIL’s director of development.
“Every phase of their programme is carefully planned with remarkable success.
“In a very short time, the TWLA has become a strong member of the FIL.”
Along with the full membership status, the TWLA’s chair Sarah Lin is also part of the FIL Development Committee.
“We are honoured and thrilled to become a full member of the FIL family,” said TWLA executive director Chris Wei.
“With full member status and with Sarah serving on the FIL’s Development Committee, we hope to offer what we have learned and achieved and pay it forward to the world lacrosse community.
“That includes any individual or organisation that may find our experiences useful in helping to build a national lacrosse programme.”