World lacrosse stars to shine on Sunshine Coast

Women lacrosse players. | Newsreel
The Sunshine Coast will host a Women's Lacrosse World Cup qualifying tournament in 2026. | iStock

Some of the world’s best women lacrosse players will descend on the Sunshine Coast next year with the goal of qualifying for the World Cup.

The Kawana Sports Precinct in Bokarina will host the 2025 ASPAC Championship – World Lacrosse Women’s Qualifier from January 6.

Australia, the fourth ranked team in the world, will feature in the 10-team tournament which boasts four other top-20 ranked countries: Japan (5), New Zealand (12), Hong Kong, China (16) and China (19).

Kawana Sports Precinct Venue Manager Simon Ball said it was exciting to welcome an international lacrosse tournament to the Sunshine Coast.

“The (qualifier) will bring 10 nations from across the world to the region and will add to the Sunshine Coast’s calendar of elite women’s sport,” Mr Ball said.

“Events like these are a fantastic opportunity to further position the Sunshine Coast as a premier destination for high performance sport and showcase our region and facilities to the world.”

The event marks the first time Australia has hosted a World Lacrosse event since the Men’s World Championship in 2002.

The Qualifiers will see four teams punch their tickets to the World Lacrosse Women Championship in Japan in 2026.

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