Derick started dragon boating back in 2002 with Ngee Ann Polytechnic. In the first 10 years of dragon boating, Derick paddled competitively from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, then to Nan-yang Technological University and eventually be part of Singapore national Team. Of which, he held captaincy in his Polytechnic and University.

In 2012 Derick decided to move into a non-competitive role and held the team manager role for the National Team. His passion in the sport also brought him to coach clubs in Singapore as he would like to share his knowledge in dragon boating.

Derick started coaching Austcham Paddle Club in 2014. He hopes to bring up the team to be one of the best teams in Singapore!