Turkey Lacrosse Association


2014 National Lacrosse Team Group

About Lacrosse in Turkey



Turkish Lacrosse Association (TLA) started its activities in 2009 upon the initiatives of Founding President Patrick Dougherty in order to popularize lacrosse sport in Turkey without profit and to bring together the current lacrosse players. In order for the sport of lacrosse to be recognized and popularized in Turkey, the lacrosse branch was explained and promoted through various media outlets and social media. In this process, steps were taken and applications were made for the recognition of our country in international organizations at the same time. In this context, our organization has been accepted as a member by the International Lacrosse Federation (Federation of International Lacrosse) and the European Lacrosse Federation (ELF).


Patrick Dougherty
Patrick Dougherty – Founder and ‘Father’ of TLA
Ryan Danehy
Ryan Danehy – President and Head Coach of TLA

We are actively working to promote and spread lacrosse at the national level. In addition, we follow the legal processes that will help us get official support in order to compete at both the international and the Olympic level.
While we are still working towards becoming a nationally registered sport, we need all of your donations and support as we hope to continue ‘Grow the Game’ and be competitive internationally!



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