With the Rugby World Cup in Japan just around the corner in September, now seemed like the perfect time to highlight the Shenzhen Dragons, our city’s long-running rugby club and one of its best sports clubs in general. Shenzhen Party spoke with the Dragons to learn more about the club’s long history, rich culture, passionate players, and how you can get involved too.
Formed in 2008, the Shenzhen Dragons have been a mainstay of the rugby circuit in South China and beyond ever since. The club has both a Men’s and Women’s team, who train regularly, play full contact matches, and compete in the best tournaments in the region and beyond.
The season all kicks off on September 7th with the Guangdong 10s tournament. Organized by the Dragons and the other teams in the region, this year’s event will take place in Bao’an. The tournament promises to be a cracker with teams coming from Hong Kong, Macau and all over Mainland China.
After the Guangdong 10s, a 15s championship begins which will see the Dragons go head-to-head with teams from Xiamen, Fuzhou. The championship also features local rivals, the Guangzhou Rams, and there are guaranteed to be some classic derbies again this year.
The second half of the season is arguably even more exciting than the first, as the Dragons pack up their suitcases for tournaments in Macao, Hong Kong, Qingdao, Xiamen, and Phuket. Some of these weekends are legendary in rugby circles and every year some truly unforgettable memories are created. After all, it wouldn’t be a rugby club without a few rugby tours.
Rugby is as much about the culture as it is about the sport, and it’s this ethos that forms the backbone of so many rugby clubs around the world. It is just as important to the Dragons and they do their best to foster the social aspect of it with both playing and non-playing members through dinners and drinks socials, as well as group gym sessions and even martial art classes.
As a result, the club is made up of friends who love playing rugby together, have fun competing in tournaments, and enjoy having a drink or two socially. This friendly and lively bunch are always open to welcoming all newcomers, regardless of age, ability, experience, or background.
The Dragons is an amateur club that operates on the grassroots level. All the support services and logistics are provided by the club members themselves.
The club has a standing committee that is drawn from and voted for by the club’s members at the start of each season.
The support we have seen from local sponsors, private donors, and volunteers, along with the dedicated work of club members has been nothing short of phenomenal. Without these people, the Dragons would not have been able to grow and become the stronghold of the Chinese rugby community it is today.
The Dragons Men’s and Women’s teams train together twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 20:30 to 22:30 at Qiaocheng North Station on Line 2. We mix up our training sessions by working on various aspects of rugby with touch sessions and technical drills. All training sessions are RMB 50 per person and it is free for first-timers.
If you are interested in joining the Dragons or would like more information, you can get in touch in the following ways.
橄榄球世界杯赛9月即将在日本拉开战火, 随着人们对这项赛事的关注度开始白热化, 我们也把目光逐渐聚焦在我们深圳本地的橄榄球俱乐部, 深圳龙队. 深圳龙队凭借多年运营橄榄球俱乐部的经验使它成为众多出类拔萃的俱乐部之一。Shenzhen Party曾采访过龙队藉此进一步了解这个俱乐部,在其悠久的历史背景之后下同时拥有著丰富的文化底蕴，富有激情的球员们以及加入这样一隻优秀的俱乐部你所需要了解的一切。
日在广东深圳拉开帷幕, 本次赛季的开幕赛事将以10人巡迴赛的形式展开。本次赛事深圳龙队作为东道主将携手华南区其他参赛队伍在深圳宝安体育馆共同举办。这次的巡迴赛还包括来自自中国香港、中国澳门和中国队内地多隻队伍加入, 规模空前壮大,想必一定精彩。
而本赛季的后半段更加激动人心, 因为深圳龙队正在为之后澳门、香港、青岛和普吉岛即将举办的各项巡迴竞标赛而积极得准备著。在英式橄榄球的文化当中你一定不会陌生“週六是橄榄球日”这句话, 因为周末便是橄榄球创造传奇的时刻，每一个属于橄榄球的週末都带给球迷们难以忘怀的瞬间,不断惊喜著球迷们。毕竟，深圳龙队就是这样一隻不断经历巡回锦标赛而逐渐成长壮大的英式橄榄球俱乐部。
英式橄榄球不仅是一项运动，更是一种精神文化.这种拼搏的精神同时也成为了世界各地许多英式橄榄球俱乐部的精神砥柱。同时,深圳龙队也十分注重社交活动，他们总是精心安排策划每一次的活动, 包括晚宴、聚会以及集体健身课，甚至是中国武术课, 使球员或非球员之间变得更加亲密和谐。
在我们的俱乐部当中, 无论是球员或非球员, 我们可以是赛场上一起拼搏的伙伴,也可以是场外日常生活中的挚友。无论年龄,性别, 国籍,经验或背景如何，这个友好的俱乐部总是为所有的新人敞开大门, 欢迎你们的加入。