Project Description

Amateur Paddlers Philippines (AmPPhi) Dragon Boat Crew, Inc. is a Metro Manila-based dragon boat team composed of young, enthusiastic paddlers from different walks of life who share the same passion for the dragon boat racing sport and are willing to reach new heights in terms of athletic, personal, leadership, and social development.

While it was officially recognized on February 2012 by the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF), the team's founding dates back to November 22, 2011 when three paddlers from different teams initially planned the formation of a new team that would cultivate a new culture in this extreme sport, guided by the principles of athleticism and discipline, and bound by genuine friendship among members. AmPPhi has been officially admitted as a regular member of the PDBF on June 26, 2016.

Today, it continues to strive to become one of the best dragon boat teams in the Philippines with its more than 50 active members and trainees who compete and win in various local and international dragon boat racing tilts.

What sets Amateur Paddlers Philippines (AmPPhi) apart from other dragon boat teams is its welcoming, non-intimidating attitude toward first time trainees who wish to try dragonboating.

The team aims to spread the fun, excitement and healthy experience that dragon boat paddling offers to sports enthusiasts or even just for curious hobbyists while also providing a serious and rigorous training platform for more competitive athletes by providing opportunities to train for and race in local and international dragon boat racing events.

Members of the team are highly diversified. Most of them are professionals from different fields with varying interests, while some are homemakers, students and thriving microentrepreneurs. AmPPhi perfectly embodies a perfect work-social life balance, providing a wholesome diversion from stress while making friends with fascinating people. Members motivate, support and care for each other, pretty much how a well-knit family does for its members.

Anyone may join our team by attending any of our training schedules: Wednesdays & Fridays, 4:30am and Saturdays & Sundays, 6:00am. We encourage that they contact any of our team officers (contact persons), to assist them with any concerns.
YEARRACEAWARD
 June 20152015 Taipei International Dragon Boat Festival, Taipei City, Taiwan3rd Runner-Up, Mixed Crew Category
June 20142014 Taipei International Dragon Boat Festival, Taipei City, Taiwan8th Place, Mixed Crew Category
November 20132nd Celebes International Dragon Boat Festival, Ujung Padang, South Sulawesi, IndonesiaSilver, 22-crew Men’s Category
November 20132nd Celebes International Dragon Boat Festival, Ujung Padang, South Sulawesi, IndonesiaSilver, 12-crew Mixed Crew Category
20122012 Surabaya Dragon Boat Invitational Races, IndonesiaSilver, Small Boat Women’s Crew Category

TRAINING LOCATION

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Website: www.ampphi.com
Facebook: @ampphi
Instagram: @ampphidragonboatcrew
Twitter: @AmPPhi

CONTACT DETAILS

Contact Person: JP Villanueva / Markie Boongaling / Leveny April Damian
Contact Number: +63998.9893403 / +63998.5541967 / +63998.9631932
Email Address: [email protected]