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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.

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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 Division 1.

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 Stadium.

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.

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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 October.

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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Update February 11, 2016

Chiang Mai’s Rising Tigers back in Division 1

Update February 4, 2016

World University Boxing Championships come to Chiang Mai in October