Flames about 1.jpg

About Us

 

Melbourne Flames was established in 2005 and is one of the longest running dragon boat clubs in Victoria. We are renowned for success in local and international dragon boat racing. As current Victorian and Australian champions in numerous categories, we have won gold against clubs from around the world at Club Crew World Championships. Our Head Coach (Serghei Cucsa) has held the position of Head Coach to the Australian Dragon Boat team since 2010 and many of our members have represented Australia.

 
About Us - medals.jpg
Flames about 2.jpg
Flames about 4.jpg
 

Located in Melbourne’s beautiful Docklands, we are a socially and culturally diverse club with over 80 members ranging in age from 12 to 60+ and from 30 different nationalities. Melbourne Flames prides itself on fostering an inclusive and supportive team culture as we believe these are fundamental to a successful and thriving club.

Come and try dragon boating with the Melbourne Flames. Your first 3 sessions are free!

 
Flames about 19.jpg
Flames about 17.jpg
Team.jpg
 

 
 

Our Coaching Team

 
 
Flames about 5.jpg

Head Coach
Serghei Cucsa

 
Flames about 6.jpg

Senior Coach
Kathryn Sanford

 
 

 
 

Our Captains

 
 
Flames about 7.jpg

Michele Tsui

 
Flames about 8.jpg

Amir Yadegari

 
 

 
 

Our Leadership Team

 
 
Flames about 9.jpg

Michelle Van Niekerk
President

Flames about 10.jpg

Romain Portier
Vice President

Flames about 11.jpg

Tim Darby
Secretary

Flames about 12.jpg

Mellisa Saunders
Assistant Secretary

 
 
Flames about 13.jpg

Miriam Vazquez
Treasurer

Flames about 14.jpg

Sophie Zhou
Assistant Treasurer

Flames about 15.jpg

Rebecca Chau
Recruitment

Flames about 16.jpg

Farhan Mahmud
Branding & Marketing

 
 

 

Our Australian Representatives

2018 Asian Championships Fujin China

2018 Asian Championships Fujin China

2018 World Cup Chongqing China

2018 World Cup Chongqing China

2017 World Championships Kunming China

2017 World Championships Kunming China

2016 World Cup Wujin China

2016 World Cup Wujin China

2016 Asian Championships Adelaide Australia

2016 Asian Championships Adelaide Australia

2015 World Championships Welland Canada

2015 World Championships Welland Canada

2014 Asian Championships & World Cup

2014 Asian Championships & World Cup

2013 World Championships Szeged Hungary

2013 World Championships Szeged Hungary

2012 Asian Championships Busan South Korea

2012 Asian Championships Busan South Korea

 

 

Our Achievements

 
Table 2018.jpg
Table 2017.jpg
 
 
Table 2016.jpg
Table 2015.jpg