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About Us

 
 
 

Melbourne Flames was established in 2005 and has grown from small beginnings to be one of the most competitive dragon boat clubs in Australia. We are renowned for success in local and international dragon boat competitions and are current Victorian and Australian champions in numerous categories. 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 are Australian representatives.

 
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Melbourne Flames are a competitive and socially diverse club with over 80 members ranging in age from 12 to 50+ and from 30 different nationalities. We prides ourselves 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!

 
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Our Coaching Team

 
 
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Head Coach
Serghei Cucsa

 
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Senior Coach
Kathryn Sanford

 
 

 
 

Our Captains

 
 
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Michele Tsui

 
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Amir Yadegari

 
 

 
 

Our Leadership Team

 
 
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Romain Portier
President

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Tim Darby
Vice President

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Melissa Molloy
Secretary

 
 
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Miriam Vazquez
Treasurer

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Rebecca Chau
Recruitment

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Farhan Mahmud
Branding & Marketing

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Melissa Saunders
General Committee

 
 
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Shani Marshall
General Committee

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Kevin Humphreys
General Committee

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Nick Stubbings
General Committee

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Karen Anderson
General Committee

 
 

 

Our Australian Representatives

 
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2019 World Championships Pattaya Thailand

 
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

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