World Lacrosse president Sue Redfern has been re-elected for a four-year term at the international federation’s general assembly in Ontario, Canada.
World Lacrosse made major strides under the Englishwoman’s first term as it continues to make a push for inclusion on the Olympic programme. Last year it achieved the significant milestone of being granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee. Redfern was first elected as World Lacrosse president in 2017, on a two-year term, replacing Canada’s Stan Cockerton.
In July, SportBusiness reported that World Lacrosse had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL), committing to work together to grow the sport. The US-based PLL gives lacrosse a major presence in the world’s biggest sports market, something World Lacrosse hopes will offer a boost as it targets Olympic inclusion at either Paris 2024 or Los Angeles 2028.
Earlier this year, meanwhile, the governing body rebranded from the Federation of International Lacrosse to its current guise, in a move also intended to bring it into line with other Olympic federations.
“I am deeply honored to have the privilege of serving as President during this unprecedented period of growth and change for our international federation,” said Redfern of her re-election.