Muaythai Canada is honoured to announce its partnership with the Canada Sports Culture Industry Group (CSCIG), bringing exciting new opportunities for top level Muaythai athletes across the country. The partnership will bring challenging competition, international travel, and media exposure to Canadian nak muay looking to make their mark on the world.
CSCIG represents Wu Lin Feng Canada, host of the popular East vs West Battle Series that held its inaugural event on May 16th, 2017 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga Ontario. East vs West dazzled its sold out crowd with its high production values and top-tier talent from across Canada and China.
The first event in the continuing series will be a Canada vs China competition in Henan on May 25th, 2019.
May 25th WLF China Details
Selection for Competition in China
Canada Sports Culture Industry Group & WLF Canada will be sponsoring 7 athletes to compete in semi-professional competition at the next WLF: Canada vs China event on May 25th in Zhengzhou City, Henan, China. With 10 divisions in the qualifiers, this means that not every athlete who wins their qualifying division will be selected for competition in China – only those who are best suited for match ups against the available WLF China athletes.
How selection for the final 7 Canadian athletes will take place:
- Video of the athlete’s performance will be sent to WLF China for review;
- Based on the athlete’s performance, WLF China will suggest an opponent;
- Athletes & their coach have the right to refuse a proposed opponent; and
- When an athlete agrees to an opponent, they will be required to sign a contract committing themselves to competition in China on May 25th.
$1000 Athletic Sponsorship
The Canada Sports Culture Industry Group is generously providing a $1,000 CAD sponsorship to all athletes who compete in May 25th’s Canada vs China event in Henan. The athletic sponsorship is to help ensure that athletes have access to all the support (strength and conditioning, massage, nutrition) they need in order to be successful in competition internationally.
Selected Athlete & Coach Training Camps
Selected athletes and coaches may be required to attend 1 – 2 team training session in advance of travel to China. Details are currently being confirmed, and will be made available soon.
Understandably, not all athletes may be able to attend a training camp due to geographical restrictions. Exceptions to the training camp requirement will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Travel and Competition Schedule in China
The basic schedule for travel and competition in China is as follows:
|May 17th, 2019||Depart Canada|
|May 18th, 2019||Arrive in China|
|May 25th, 2019||Competition Day|
|May 26th, 2019||Depart China|
More information will be made available soon.
Travel Companions & Accompaniment
Travel companions are welcome for the entire journey in China. Family, friends & supporters will have discounted travel packages made available to them through the Canada Sports Culture Industry Group. More information to come soon.