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The DBNSW AGM was held on Saturday Aug 8th and was very
well attended with the majority of clubs coming along to the
NSW Teachers Federation...a great conference venue!
Directors Brian Smith, Martin Hirst and Geoff Roberts were
re-elected for a further 2 year period, and Trish Tinyow
elected from the floor to serve another year as President
of our Association.
There were some interesting, educational and lively afternoon
sessions with a variety of topics expertly presented and debated.
We will be posting more info on those topics in the near future.
The DBNSW Annual Report can be downloaded here

Director Gio Cercone also briefed the meeting on the
current status of our Bank Street base. The PowerPoint
presentation can be downloaded here.

The Board would like to wish all our Aurora paddlers the very
best of luck as they head off to Canada for the World Champs.
Paddle hard, paddle strong and bring home the gold you deserve!!
If you want to keep in touch with the Auroras, you can get all
the info plus live video feeds here.

Here are the medal tables for both boat classes at the conclusion.




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!



Recent News


State Squad Coaches and Managers

As you know, the Board delayed the publishing of
State Coaches and Managers for the 2015/16
campaign due largely to a lack of applications
in some areas.
We are still receiving applications....even after
the AGM and we will keep you up to date with
them but for now...the information as to who
is doing what as far as coaching and managing
is concerned will be updated shortly.

Several interested coaches and others have
requested information about the testing set
for the Squad paddlers.
The testing standards will be the same for
every paddler regardless of their age or
paddling group. Of course, the results will mirror
both fitness and age since we lose a little as
we ease into maturity but the testers will of
course take that into consideration.

We will have more information on the testing
sessions, examiners etc at a later date but if
you want to start early...then the information
you need is here

For any enquiries please call Giovanni Cercone,
DBNSW Director of High Performance

on 0409 580 216 or 0416 657 446. 

Please also note that Gio is representing
Australia with the Auroras in Canada and
will be absent until they conclude.


 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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