NLax - Our Vision on Dutch Lacrosse Top Sport 1.0

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NLax - Our Vision on Dutch Lacrosse Top Sport 1.0

  1. 1. NLaxOur Vision for Top Sport in Dutch Lacrosse
  2. 2. Background and history Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in the world being played in one form or another for almost 1000 years and originating with Native Americans in Canada Lacrosse is flourishing at an international level with the sport establishing itself particularly in Europe and East Asia Over 1000000 players worldwide; 30-40000 in Europe 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup (Canada): 20 countries 2014 Men’s Lacrosse World Cup (USA): 40 countries
  3. 3. Dutch Involvement In 2000 the sport was introduced in the Netherlands It has now become the Netherlands’ fastest growing team sport with over 850 players in 25 clubs and an estimated 25% yearly growth In 2012 the Netherlands hosted the Lacrosse European Championships in Amsterdam
  4. 4. We Have a Dream To become a world classlacrosse country in 15 years
  5. 5. Fulfilling the Dream  Create sustainable programs for men and women’s top sport  Integrate international participation initiatives into the programs  By 2018 consistently rank within the top 3 European lacrosse countries.  By 2023 consistently rank within the global top 6 lacrosse countries  By 2028 be prepared for introduction of lacrosse in the possible 2028 ‘Dutch’ Olympic Games and consistently rank within the global top 3 lacrosse countries
  6. 6. Development Programs WDNT and MDNT Development Programs are open to everyone Besides players, development programs target coaches and parents The programs are the breeding grounds for the national teams The programs provide a framework for international participation initiatives The programs are self-sustaining
  7. 7. Program Funding Fund Raising Initiatives by Development Program Participants Contributions by the lacrosse community Crowd Funding (Donations) for Initiatives at both team and individual level Corporate Sponsoring Players Fees of Selected Players for Initiatives
  8. 8. First NLax Initiative2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup July 10 - 20 2013 Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  9. 9. 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup This year’s most important sporting event in Canada involving both Canada and the Netherlands An excellent platform for companies with Canadian-Dutch ties as well as well-wishes with Canadian-Dutch roots to support the Canadian-Dutch relationship
  10. 10. Player Commitments Willing and able to participate in training and the World Championship Willing and able to participate in fund raising activities at both the individual and team level and to act as ambassadors for the team Target funding by Players/Sponsors/NLax Program: 30K/30K/30K
  11. 11. Women’s Dutch National Team LacrosseWe need your support. Visit out page at: www.facebook.com/WDNTLax

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