Ottawa, ON—Lacrosse Canada announced today the cancellation of the 2021 U19 Jenny Kyle Cup and President’s Cup. This decision follows Lacrosse Canada’s prior announcements cancelling 11 National Championships.
The U19 Jenny Kyle Cup is the U19 Women’s Field Lacrosse National Championship. This decision was made with the support of the Women’s Field Sector. The 2021 host will be granted the right of first refusal to host in 2022.
The President’s Cup, the Senior B Men’s Box Lacrosse National Championship, will also be cancelled for 2021. This decision was made in consultation with the Box Sector. The 2021 host will also have the right of first refusal to host in 2022.
“It has not been an easy decision to cancel our National Championships for a second year in a row. Lacrosse Canada and our Member Associations are working together to ensure the safety of our lacrosse community as our sport begins resuming in different stages across the country,” said Shawn Williams, Lacrosse Canada President.
To clarify, this is not a cancellation of the lacrosse season in Canada. Many of Lacrosse Canada’s Member Associations are planning modified lacrosse seasons in accordance with their provincial health and safety regulations. Please visit our Return to Play Information Hub for more details.
Lacrosse Canada is looking forward to supporting the 2022 National Championships and once again bringing together the lacrosse community.
About Lacrosse Canada
Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - NormaTec Recovery Systems, RockTape, OPRO, Canadian Red Cross, Westjet, and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.
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