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On Sunday 9 October 2016, Brisbane River Dragons hosted the Dragon Boat Regatta for the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games (APESG) at Lake Kawana on the Sunshine Coast.

The APESG for 2016 was an event comprising in excess of 50 sports, with BRD and DBQ successfully negotiating with the Games Management team to include dragon boating as an official sport for the first time.


Twenty-five (25) Games competitors from all over Australia and New Zealand registered for the event. 

These competitors were broken up into three (3) Mixed 10’s teams for the Games aspect of the event. BRD and DBQ were also able to successfully negotiate holding a club regatta as part of the APESG event which provided an ideal opportunity to showcase our sport to Games spectators and competitors alike.

Club teams registered to compete in the event included BRD, Tewaka, Manly, Lakers, Jade Dragons, and Dragons Abreast Bribie Island.   Racing for club teams was conducted over 200m in Mixed 20’s, Open 10’s, and Women’s 10’s categories. APESG teams competed in a Mixed 10’s competition. There was some very good racing on the day with Games teams performing very well with limited training and preparation.

APESG Results Mixed 10’s:
1st         Roaring Dragons (57.25)
2nd        Warrior Dragons (57.29)
3rd         Flaming Dragons (1.01.72)

Club Results Mixed 20’s:
1st         Tewaka (47.25)
2nd         Sunshine Coast 1 (48.19)
3rd         BRD (50.53)

Club Women’s Results 10’s:
1st         BRD (58.79)
2nd        Sunshine Coast 1 (59.43)
3rd         Manly (1.02.00)

Club Open Results 10’s:
1st         Tewaka (49.63)
2nd        Sunshine Coast 1 (49.72
3rd         BRD (53.59)

Special thanks goes to all the clubs who provided additional paddlers, sweeps and drummers for APESG teams, boats, safety boats, and volunteers for this regatta. Such support made the event possible and also very successful.

Some very positive feedback was received from Games organisers and competitors regarding the running of the event, but particularly with respect to how friendly and supportive members of the various clubs were on the day. Our aim of showcasing our sport in a positive light was certainly achieved. All in all, the dragon boat community made a lasting impression on these competitors. It is hoped that this initiation of dragon boating into the APESG fold will result in the continuation of the sport in future APESG events.

Mark Slater
Brisbane River Dragons


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December 06, 2020

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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

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Training Times

All BRD Paddlers
Saturday 7:30am arrival for 8:00am or 8:30am for 9:00am start or as advertised on TeamReach
Wednesday night training resumes 5 August 2020: 5:30 for 6pm
Paddlers must register to attend via TeamReach

Saturday MBT 7.30am arrival for 8:00am start or as advertised on TeamReach
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This information is current as at July 2020

Monday, Wednesday and Friday OC6  4:30am for 5am on water (approx 1 hour) 
Saturday OC6 6am for 6:30 on water (approx 2 hours)
Sunday - activities as arranged by OC Coaches

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