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The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has been recognised for ‘great practice’ by Sport NSW, under its ‘Play By The Rules’ program for the way they excelled at adapting to the tough COVID-19 restrictions.

The Lennox Head-based club will be a case study as part of the Play by the Rules Awards initiative that recognises efforts that make community sport safer, fairer and/or more inclusive, while coping with the impact of COVID-19.

The Rainbow Dragons’ committee had identified the importance of maintaining club morale, camaraderie and members’ paddling fitness levels during the pandemic.

They connected members via Zoom morning teas, coaches’ home exercise programs, social media and email, also when restrictions eased they organised small coffee sessions and boot camps.

Positive results

Positive results included negligible membership attrition rates and members very keen to get back on the water as restrictions eased.

For more info visit Rainbow Dragons website.

‘Happy paddlers make for a vibrant community sports club in these crazy times,’ club spokeswoman Monica Wilcox said.

 


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