Dragon racer Scott

A SEVENTEEN-year-old Exmouth man is representing Great Britain in the dragon boat world championships.

A SEVENTEEN-year-old Exmouth man is representing Great Britain in the dragon boat world championships.

Scott White, a member of the Excalibre team based in Exeter, will take part in the event as part of a 20-man crew, held in Prague, between August 26 and 30.

His proud dad, Steven White, said: "He is looking forward to taking part."

Steven said because dragon boating was a minority sport, invariably it required people to invest their own money.

He added: "It is definitely a minority sport, but it is getting bigger. A lot of such sports are self-funded. It is not cheap.

"He's had no sponsorship for the event so has used all his savings and wages from his recent part time job at Tesco.

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"Scott has had his heart set on this (event) for about three years now and has just been to Liverpool for a week of intense training with the rest of the under-18 team.

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