Spotlight - volunteering

2014 - 2015 SEASON 

Individual OF THE YEAR



Andrew Blundell

At the conclusion of the NSW State Championships DBNSW announced their decision to award Andrew Individual of the year was based on his passion and dedication to the sport in the Northern region as Northern region Co-ordinator. Under Andrew's leadership clubs are being consistently updated and inspired through the weekly Northern News Bulletins, Northern facebook page which he initiated. The photo above demonstrates his "lead by example" approach as he proudly shows medals from NSW State Championships.


Spotlight - clubs

The Mavericks were honoured to be awarded the prestigious Dragon Boat NSW - Club of the Year Award this season. The award is handed out to the club who meets a number of tough selection criteria that are set out by DBNSW, and through a lot of hard work and dedication the Mavericks have been able to tick all the boxes!

Report from the President, Steve Chezzi 

The Mavericks have been running for over 20 years and train out of Banks St Pyrmont. We do welcome anyone who wants to “give paddling a go”, and our current members span four categories from the Premiers to the Senior C’s. We try to find the right balance between being competitive, whilst having a great social element. One of the clubs main messages is, “Be warned, social camaraderie and competition are addictive!” It has been a big season for the Mavericks. Our numbers have grown by over 30 members thanks to a lot of hard work and dedication from club members. We have supported the NSW State competition crews - 14 Mavericks were selected for NSW state teams across four categories. We love all aspects of the sport and regularly provided volunteers to support various regattas and DBNSW activities. The Mavericks also trained five corporate crews for the recent Chinese New Year Regatta held at Darling Harbour. All the while being the 'Mavs' the dragon boat community have come to know and love, especially at the Nationals After-Party!



DBNSW AGM 8.8.2015 8:30 36 Days

Recent News




Australian Dragon Boat Championships, PERTH

14 - 18 April 2015


Congratulations to all the NSW Squad paddlers who contributed to DBNSW once again retaining the State v State Trophy!


Congratulations to all the clubs who participated. 


 State v State Trophy




 NSW State Championships Results


Chinese Youth League (CYL) Premier Open Final Winners


Congratulations to our Special Award Winners:


2014/2015 Club of the Year – Mavericks


2014/2015 Individual of the Year – Andrew Blundell


2014/2015 President Recognition Award – Roger Seeto


2014/2015 Margaret Cantwell Memorial Award – Elissa Mackenzie


2015 – NSW State Team Flag Bearer – Diane Dugar 


2015 Race 1 to Race 4 Club Category Champions

Junior/U24 Women – Danebank / Sandy Point

Junior/U24 Mixed – Sydney Zodiacs

Grand Masters Mixed – Nowra

Masters Mixed – Pittwater DBRC

Masters Women – Pittwater DBRC

Masters Open – Nowra / Pendragons

Premier Mixed – ACCA

Premier Women – Sydney Tsunami

Premier Open - ACCA






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Upcoming regattas

  • Urunga (Titivators) Dragon Boat Regatta (Accredited), Bellinger River Sailing Club (19.07.2015)
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