11th intercrosse World Games were held in Manchester, England, July 31st
-August 3rd, 1997.
As usual the drawing of teams took place the evening
before the start of the games.
You can find pictures of all teams in our gallery, just one click away.
The final was played between Burgundy and Yellow, a very tight game where the yellow team won.
Each day started early with breakfast, coach ride
to the velodrome an then the games.
The second evening was the international evening where each country presented a song or game to amuse the already happy audience. Singing was the most popular theme. The German delegation however presented their own version of the five foundations of intercrosse Movement, Anatomy, Respect and Communication (M.A.R.C.). Rick Cotgreave and Jim Walton set the English colours high with an extraordinary theatrical performance showing an ordinary day in Rick Cotgreave's life.
The third and last evening was spent on a local pub called "Footage and Firkin" with lots of dancing.
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