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One of several sports bidding to become an Olympic event at the LA Games in 2028, Lacrosse is becoming increasingly popular globally. Long considered the preserve of elite schools and colleges in the United States, its demographic is changing as more people take up the game.

  • Former captain Kelvin Mak Ho-chun admits city will be up against it in bid to qualify – but says team will not back down from the challenge
  • Hong Kong lacrosse chairman hopes inclusion at Olympics could see the sport make it into the Asian Games, where ‘we could win a medal or two’

They triumph in 13th-place play-off and captain Kelvin Mak says: ‘I hope it encourages young players in Hong Kong to dream big. This sets a high standard for future Hong Kong teams.’

The Hongkongers stay in the match throughout against the Germans, ranked 18 places above them, and their first ever play-offs appearance will next see them contest 13th place.


City’s men begin their debut in the top-14 section of the World Lacrosse Championship with a defeat to Haudenosaunee, but not before giving them a surprise.

City’s men’s team surrender lead late on to finish runners-up again, like four years ago, after the women’s team thrash Chinese Taipei to be crowned champions.

Kelvin Mak Ho-chun hopes to leave on a high at the World Lacrosse Championship in June, with city’s men’s team set for Hong Kong Lacrosse Open final on Monday.

Hong Kong women’s team outscore opponents 59-8 in three group games to reach the semi-finals, as men edge reigning champions in 12-goal thriller.

Event returning for first time since 2019 with last three editions cancelled amid the pandemic, as men’s team gear up for World Championship in June.

Serious knee injury and Covid-19 put an end to Bob Snider’s professional playing days in North America, now he’s turning his attention to helping the city’s men up their game.

City’s lacrosse boss Raymond Fong hopes hosting event will boost growth of sport, while World Lacrosse chief says he is ‘thrilled’ to be bring championships to Asia for the first time.