When it come to overcoming hurdles and obstacles such as other dragon boats, look out when you see members of the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club in action.
Nine of these competitive and inspirational paddlers were part of the team of the Northern Regional Squad who took to the waters at the International Regatta Centre at Penrith last Saturday for the NSW State Championships.
Intense training over the last three months and travelling far afield down to Macksville each Saturday did not deter their desire or weaken their aspirations, as the ultimate goal was to bring home the Gold. Success is sweet and they did bring home gold for first place in mixed and open races as well as gold for one of our members who paddled with the women’s team in the Western Region.
These champions will now represent NSW regional teams on the 18th of this month at the National Championships held in Penrith, and while there are only a couple of weeks left to train on Lake Ainsworth, at Lennox Head where the team is based, it will draw out the commitment, dedication and motivation in these paddlers.
Paddlers of this calibre are inspirational to all members of the club and the wider community. Dragon Boating is a fun and accessible sport for people of all ages and levels of fitness. If you are a team player and enjoy being on the water we urge you to give it a go.
New paddlers are welcome to join the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club.
Contact Juliette Sizer on 0421 550 335 for further information.