Brisbane River Dragons Dragon Boat and Outrigger Canoe Club have once again become Australian Champions.
This year the championship titles were separated into titles for Masters and Premiers. BRD gained the highest number of points in the Masters championship and were presented with the trophy and title of Inaugural Australian Dragon Boat Federation Masters Champions for 2013. This result is just reward for the hours of training and commitment from all who attended.
Coach Dan worked his magic to ensure the limited numbers of paddlers in attendance maximised our opportunities.
This year’s focus was to qualify as many teams for the IDBF World Club Crew Championships to be held in Italy in August, 2014 (tentative dates 27 - 31 August). The Senior A and B teams
(Masters and Grand Masters) hopefully have met all the qualifying requirements and BRD looks forward to an invitation from AusDBF in the near future.
Next year the club will concentrate on qualifying the Premier and maybe Great Grand Master divisions for the remaining positions available.