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Lacrosse is considered a development sport and funded at club level. It is not recognised as an Olympic sport, so players cannot get funding from UK Sport for international events.
Alan Boyle, Tom Bailey, and Pete Hayes, all aged 19, and Anthony Hayes, 18, were delighted when they were selected for the England under 19 team to compete in Canada in July.
is funded because there should be support in lacrosse, as there is in other sports, for those chosen to represent their country."
Alan Boyle, from Woodsmoor, who works in the medical records department at Stepping Hill Hospital, said: "I felt incredibly proud to be picked to play for my country and I am really looking forward to the world championships.
She said: "In the current review of Sport England, I asked the minister to consider introducing flexibility in its funding remit so that a sport that has financial support at club level is also properly funded at international level."
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Ms Coffey has raised the issue in the Commons and won an agreement from sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe to review the rules.
Stockport Labour MP Ann Coffey has now taken up the case and is calling for the funding rules to be changed.
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