UAE team for Club Crew World Championship

DUBAI - For the first time, a team representing the UAE will take part in the sixth Club Crew World Championship being held in Penang, Malaysia, on August 1-3.

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Published: Fri 25 Jul 2008, 1:22 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:17 PM

One of the most popular sport competitions in the world, the championship will have more than 400 teams from over 20 countries, including Singapore, China, Thailand, Indonesia, the Netherlands, the UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa. Attracting over 20,000 spectators over the three-day period, the event will be telecast on 30 top channels across the globe.

The Dubai Flying Dragons team was founded in 2006 by the Dragon Boats Alive Club to promote the sport in the Middle East and build a competitive team to represent the UAE in this year's world championship.

Angelina Wong, one among the 35 team members, said "I am looking forward to participating in the championship. It is an opportunity to compete with world class teams.

"It is an honour to represent the UAE and all the team members are excited."

The UAE team comprises 21 women and 14 men. The team will leave for Malaysia on July 29.

Jason MacKenzie, coach of the Dubai Flying Dragons women's team, said: "We warmly welcome Dubai Internet City on board as our exclusive sponsor. The partnership is beneficial to both the crew and DIC. Partnering with Dubai Internet City brings together two entities to achieve the common goal of continuing to improve the profile of dragon boating in the region."

"Our sponsorship of the Dubai Flying Dragons team specifically underscores our keenness to support the growth of sports activities in the region. It also allows us to provide promising individuals the opportunity to compete at international the level and position Dubai as a hub for sporting excellence," said Malek Al Malek, executive director of Dubai Internet City.

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