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Join us on Saturday 11 August at 7am for the 2018/19 BRD season launch. DB and OC coaches will detail plans for the coming season. 

Season Launch 11 August

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Brisbane River Dragons Dragon Boat & Outrigger Canoe Club (BRD) is currently looking to fill its Outrigger Canoe Head Coach position for 2017/18.

As BRD OC Head Coach you will lead a team of 40+ experienced paddlers and steerers plus have extensive craft at your disposal including 6 training OC6 canoes, racing canoes and access to the BRD fleet of plastic canoes, TK1s and dragon boats for cross-training.

The incumbent Head Coach is not seeking re-appointment for the next 12 months. Tenure for the position commences 1 July 2017.

If you or someone you know would be interested in this exciting role please download the position description

Applications close on 2 June 2017. Enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Mark Slater via email at or by calling on 0406 913 731. 


Latest news and information

Come and try Brisbane River Dragons!

Brisbane River Dragons is currently welcoming new members at all levels for the 2018/19 season. BRD's large paddling family includes experienced sports paddlers as well as social, novice and semi-competitive paddlers. We cater to all age groups and experience levels for both men and women.   We are currently running introductory sessions each Saturday morning from our base at Colmslie Recreation Reserve.   If you have never tried Dra... Read more

BRD Dragon Boat Training Time Update

Good morning all. There will be no Dragon Boat training or Introductory (Come n Try) session held this Saturday over the Easter break. All training for dragon boat, including Introductory sessions will re-commence on Saturday 7 April 2018 at the usual time of 7am arrival for 7.30am on the water. Wednesday night dragon boat training sessions are currently being looked at with a view to re-commencing in the very near future. Stay tuned for further... Read more

BRD Success at AusChamps 2018

Another successful nationals campaign for Brisbane River Dragons. BRD fielded teams in Premier and all Masters categories at the 2018 AusChamps held in Kawana in March. Competing against teams from across Australia, BRD has performed very strongly achieving great results across a range of categories. Every competing member at the Championships played important roles in the outcomes and the coaches and club could not be prouder of the efforts and ... Read more

Club Fee Initiatives and Recruitment

The Management Committee met on Saturday 3 June to discuss initiatives to aid in the recruitment of new members to the club.   It was decided that recruitment is a responsibility of all members. Accordingly, the following initiatives have been agreed upon and implemented: $50 bonus for each current member responsible for recruiting a new member to the club. 1 new member equals $50, and an additional $50 for every new member beyond that. 20% ... Read more

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Upcoming events

Try Dragon Boating!
September 29, 2018 07:30

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Dragons Abreast - Dragon Boat Come and Try
October 06, 2018 08:30

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BRD 20th Anniversary Celebration
October 27, 2018 18:30

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Introductory session

The easiest way to get involved and to see what the sport is all about is to come along to our weekly intro sessions. These sessions are designed to help you understand what we are about and see if this is the sport for you. Read more

Corporate Events

Looking for a unique team building activity? BRD's experienced coaches and sweeps will have you paddling like experts in no time. Events can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Plan your next corporate event with BRD. Read more

Training Times

All BRD Paddlers
Saturday 7:30am arrival for 8:00am start
Sunday sweep and technique - as advised  
Wednesday 5.30pm arrival for 6.00pm start
Thursday Circuit 6pm start in the clubhouse


MBT (until 6 October 2018)
Sat MBT 7am arrival for 7:30am start

Monday & Friday Personal craft (OC1, OC2 & skis)
Wednesday OC6 arranged by team mgr
5am on water
Saturday - as arranged by OC Coaches
Sunday - Coastal session with time/location TBD during week

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This information is current as at APRIL 2018

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