Unique lacrosse event celebrates successful premiere: For three days, lacrosse dominated the JOYNEXT Arena and the Sportpark Ostra in Dresden and Europe's largest lacrosse event was a complete success. The event included a colorful program, exciting games and two new world records.
The German Lacrosse Association hosted the 1st Germany Lacrosse Convention with Nations Cups in Sixes format and Box Lacrosse from May 20 to 22. Exciting games, workshops, training sessions, guests of honor and participatory activities were able to attract more than 900 visitors to the arena and the sports park. The German team was able to fight its way to the box lacrosse final and faced the Czech Republic. In the end, the German neighboring country secured a 16:11 win in front of more than 600 spectators and thus the victory. In the Lacrosse Sixes, the German teams each achieved third place behind the teams from England and the Czech Republic (women) and Great Britain, Hong Kong (men).
In addition, there were numerous training sessions with professional players from the USA, a demonstration of the traditions of lacrosse by a delegation of the Oneida Indian Nation and several other exciting program items.
Two new world records were also set during the convention. For the first time, about 200 people gathered with a lacrosse stick in a box lacrosse arena. In addition, another record for the lacrosse game with the most players* was to be broken. The record was set in Canada in 2012 with 185 - and in Dresden it was surpassed. A total of 254 participants* gathered and so there was a reason for everyone to cheer.
The city of Dresden with the JOYNEXT Arena and the Sportpark Ostra was exactly the right environment for the premiere. The organizers would like to thank all partners and the numerous helpers, will evaluate the event and consider organizing it again in Dresden in 2024.
Dr. Simon Krause, Chairman of the DLaxV: "It was an overwhelming weekend and the feedback from the lacrosse participants* was consistently positive. Especially convincing was the wheelchair lacrosse as a completely new variation in Europe. It was nice to see that numerous Dresdeners* showed great interest in lacrosse in the outdoor area. Over the entire weekend, more than 300 interested people tried out. For our sport this is a remarkable value and the USV TU Dresden e.V. would be happy about new members of the Dresden Braves Lacrosse. We would also like to thank the Free State of Saxony and the state capital Dresden for their support. Thanks also go to MDR, which broadcast our sport in the livestream."
The Nations Cup matches were broadcast by MDR as well as on Sportdeutschland.tv and can also be followed in the aftermath.
The DlaxV was on site with a large camera team and photographers. So the Germany Lacrosse Convnetion will remain present in the next weeks.