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The Nations in 80 – World Championship Box Lacrosse (as told by members of the 5 teams)

Nations ’80 – There are certain stories that are simply legendary. Bigger than a single individual, they affect sport in a major way. One of these stories is that of the Nations 80 Cup, an event that laid the groundwork for the future of lacrosse. I It would lay the groundwork for the first FIL (now World Lacrosse) sanctioned World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in 2003, and also the beginning of the Iroquois National Team Lacrosse program.

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1982 Team Canada Women’s Field Lacrosse Part 1

Women’s field lacrosse in Canada had very humble beginnings. There were two small programs operating out of British Columbia and Ontario. The women who played in these programs were mainly versed in box lacrosse. One day, a huge opportunity presented itself. Brine had stepped up to sponsor the first Women’s World Lacrosse Championship.

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1982 Team Canada Women’s Field Lacrosse Part 2

The team was predicted to finish last in a six team field. The Canadians were considered unorthodox in their style of play by their international opponents. Their box lacrosse style of play was frowned upon.

Join us in this next part, as these proud Canadians enter the tournament as massive underdogs. The historic result is a surprising one.

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