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Dragons champions for fifth year running

The Phnom Penh Sunway Hotel Dragons have been crowned the 2006 National Volleyball League Champions after incinerating the DHL Siem Reap Eagles 3-0 in the CNVLD Grand Final on Sunday, December 3, International Day for Persons with a Disability.

Playing to a lively crowd at the Olympic Stadium, in the presence of Ith Sam Heng, Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, the Dragons proved once again they are the most formidable opponents in the league with a masterful display of court domination. The Dragons' combination of devastating spikes, acrobatic defense, searing serves and delicate drop shots demonstrated an all-round superiority that continues to set the standard for the National League Competition.

Man Veasna and Yen Buntoeun put in star performances at the net for the Dragons while Chheum Chandy and Chheam Korng determinedly kept the Eagles in the air under huge pressure. Sunway Dragons Captain Chuoy Kim Horn kept a characteristically steady ship at the expense of DHL Eagles Captain Chat Samoeung, who buckled under the pressure in the second set.

In the third-place playoff match, the Phnom Penh Siemens Demons made short work of the Kampong Speu Canada Bears, who couldn't muster the giant killing form that gained them their place in the finals.

Sam Heng also announced Cambodia's hosting of the 2007 WOVD Standing Volleyball World Cup after a 2006 League Season that saw 130 games of exceptionally high quality sport being played.

The 2007 National League Season will kick off at the Olympic Stadium in May 2007 with the all-new CNVLD National B League getting under way at the Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.

The CNVLD wishes to thank the Government and Ith Sam Heng, all of the National League Sponsors, partner organizations, the Cambodian and international media along with a special thanks to the Phnom Penh Post for Balltalk, all the sports fans whose presence is invaluable and most of all, the Athletes with a Disability for making the 2006 National League Competition the best yet.

The 2007 National League Competition will be the hottest ever. Don't Miss It!

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