The Poland Heritage Box Team will be participating in it’s second World Junior Lacrosse Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from August 3rd-9th, 2020.
Games will be hosted at Bell MTS Place, home of the National Hockey League (NHL) Winnipeg Jets and the American Hockey League (AHL) Manitoba Moose.
In 2019, the Poland Heritage Box Team finished second in their group, and took sixth place overall. Roster, stats and scores can be viewed here.
We are working with the organizers to lock in practice times and location, as well as housing and meal accommodation. Players should plan to arrive on the 1st of August for practice, and depart on the 9th. We will make arrangements for traveling players to stay until the 10th if need be.
As a “participating nation” any player must meet the below:
PARENTS – A birth parent, adoptive parents/guardian, or step-parent born in Poland
GRANDPARENTS – A birth or adoptive grandparent(s) born in Poland; step-grandparent(s) are not acceptable
GREAT GRANDPARENTS – A birth or adoptive great grandparent(s) born in Poland; step-great grandparent(s) are not acceptable
MARRIAGE – Partner/spouse being a passport holder the country, with the qualification that the partner/spouse, and husband, must be resident in the country being represented
AGE– Players must be twenty (20) years of age as of December 31st of the year the event takes place. Any consideration outside of this range will be a matter for the IIJL Board, or its successor body, to consider. The Minimum age is (16) years of age.
Further details regarding eligibility can be viewed here.
Playing for the Poland Heritage Box Team in the World Junior Championship is a highly coveted experience, in which roster spots are limited. We will not be holding a tryout, and therefore, we are asking interested players to please submit their information. Players will be contacted by the coaching staff if they believe there is a strong fit for this group. Thank you.