Turkey Lacrosse Association

Turkey Lacrosse Association (TLA) is a non-profit organization formed to educate and disseminate information on the sport of lacrosse in Turkey and globally. The association also provides financial support for the sport in Turkey, including funding and managing Turkey's national teams.

Turkey Lacrosse Association
FoundedOctober 1, 2009 (2009-10-01) by Patrick Dougherty[1]
AffiliationFederation of International Lacrosse and European Lacrosse Federation
HeadquartersIstanbul and New York City
ChairmanRyan Danehy[2]
SecretaryTunahan Sonat[3]
Other key staffRyan Danehy (Board Chairman, Executive Director, Treasurer), Deniz Piatt (Board member, Deputy Executive Director), Tunahan Sonat (Board member, Secretary)[4][5]
Official website

Represented by TLA, Turkey is the first predominantly Muslim country to play lacrosse competitively and to be a member of the Federation of International Lacrosse and the European Lacrosse Federation.[6][7][8][9]

Men's national field team

In 2014, in the team's first appearance at the World Lacrosse Championships, Turkey placed 22nd.[10][11][12]

Men's national indoor team

In 2015, in its first appearance at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.[13] Turkey placed 10th.


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