Chiang Mai’s Rising Tigers back in Division 1
Chiang Mai FC players in both home
and away jerseys are introduced at the press conference held on
February 5, 2016.
The Chiang Mai Football Club held a press conference on
February 5, 2016 at Maya Lifestyle Shopping Mall to announce
their new players and the new theme of the club as members of
Division 1 of the Yamaha League 1 “The Rising Tiger”.
New players to the Lanna Tigers are
introduced on stage on February 5, Saraburi FC’s withdrawal from
the Premier League allowed the Tigers to move back up to
The guest of honor and chairperson of the conference was Gen.
Jane Kiritaweep, former Commander in Chief of Army Circle 33,
who joined Udornpan Chantawiroj, President of Chiang Mai FC, Lt.
Gen Kosol Prathunchart, Commander in Chief of Army Circle 33.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Montree Sumbunnanont, Commander of Chiang Mai
Police, Payong Khunaen, head coach of Chiang Mai FC and
representatives from sponsoring organizations.
During the conference, Chiang Mai FC announced their new players
who are from well-known international football clubs and will
include both Thai and foreign players who will be the defense
and dominating players for Division 1.
Chiang Mai FC participated in Division 1 of the Yamaha League
One in 2015, but came in 15th in the ranks. This year, Chiang
Mai FC was supposed to be relegated to Division 2, but received
substantial support from the management of Bangkok Glass FC from
the Thailand Premier League brought in new players to ready for
the next season. Saraburi FC withdrew from the Thai Premier
League so Chiang Mai was lucky to move ahead and re-join
Division 1. The first match for Chiang Mai FC will be at home
playing visitors Rayong FC on February 27, 2016 at the 700 Year
World University Boxing Championships come to Chiang Mai in October
Chiang Mai University and the Management of
University Sports Thailand by the Commission of Higher Education Department
gave the green light to the World University Boxing Championships held by
the International University Sports Federation.
The 7th World University Boxing Championships will be held at Chiang
Mai University from October 3 – 8, 2016 Associate Professor Amnat Yousukh,
Vice President for University Social Responsibility, announced recently.
The boxing rings at Chiang Mai University are
ready for the over 600 athletes and referees from over 30 countries coming
In January representatives from FISU including Mr. Eduard Abdulmanov, the
Technical Chair for Boxing and Mr. Julien Buhajezuk, the Executive Assistant
for the World University Championships visited Chiang Mai University to
survey the grounds and facilities and to ensure the readiness of the
University to host the Championships.
Chiang Mai University has been preparing to host the games for several years
and to host the over 600 athletes and referees from over 30 countries that
will come to Chiang Mai. There will be ten categories for male boxers and
three for female boxers. All bouts are free to the public and will be
broadcast live on Channel 18. The opening ceremony will take place on
October 3, 2016 at 3 p.m. The Championships will run through October 8.
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