World Lacrosse approved a record amount of funding for sport development grants and education programmes this year.
The World Lacrosse Board of Directors met in Boston in the United States and approved the organisation's operating budget for 2020.
This will provide more than $500,000 (£380,000/€450,000) in direct funding for sport development grants for its National Governing Bodies and Continental Federations, along with education programmes for coaches and officials.
World Lacrosse is aiming to raise the level of service and support to its members, ensuring the continued growth of lacrosse globally.
"Interest in lacrosse continues to grow worldwide, and through the ongoing work of our National Governing Bodies, our long-term ambition is to make certain every young person who wishes to play lacrosse has an opportunity to do so, while preserving the enduring values of our wonderful game," said World Lacrosse President Sue Redfern.
The Board also received reports on preparations for the 2020 World Lacrosse Men’s Under-19 World Championship in Limerick in Ireland, and the 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship in
Maryland in the US.
World Lacrosse chief executive Jim Scherr provided a detailed review of progress made as part of the organisation's strategic operating plan, put in place since securing provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee in 2018.
The Board reviewed the World Lacrosse international relations strategy and received an update on efforts to include lacrosse in a growing number of international, multi-sport events, before Redfern provided a report on the governance working group.