The nation’s top young lacrosse players will once again converge in Coquitlam to compete for the international crown in July, 2016.

The 2016 FIL World U-19 Lacrosse Championship will be held in Coquitlam, B.C., for the second time in less than a decade, running July 7-16, 2016, at the Coquitlam Town Centre Park, with main games and events held at Percy Perry Stadium. This tournament follows in the success of the Under-19 men’s field lacrosse world championship in 2008.

Canada hopes home-field advantage can help them to end the reign of the United States, winners of all seven U-19 championships. It was in London, Ont., in 2006 that Canada ended the American streak at the senior men’s level, and they hope a strong fan presence and familiar territory will give them the edge they need. And with the continual growth of the field game in Canada and increased overall parody in field lacrosse internationally, it promises to be a great showcase for the sport.