Spotlight - Stop Press


As the Board works through its strategic plan, we can announce
a very healthy
response to the role of Membership and Events
Coordinator. Interviews will be
taking place next week.

The second role being sought, that of CEO has been advertised
today and you
can view the advertisement here We are hoping
for a similarly enthusiastic
response with the result that our
actions will bring us all the person we have outlined

in the Strategic Plan to help us grow and develop our sport.


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 4 Days

Recent News


As you will recall, toward the end of June 2015 an
expression of interest
was circulated to all clubs
for the State Coaching and Manager positions
the 2016 Australian Championships Campaign.
The expression of
interest included all of the
required criteria for the 2016 Campaign and

indicated that applications for positions closed
on Friday 12th July 2015.

Firstly, I would like to thank those members who
have submitted applications
and apologise in the
delay in advising the outcome of the applications.

Unfortunately there will be a slight delay in
informing the successful applicants
due to additional
deliberations undertaken by the board regarding
the structure
of the team (largely as a result of the
lack of applications).

As yet, we have been unable to fill all of the
nominated Coaching and Manager positions with
some divisions not receiving
a single applicant.
To this end, the Board has decided to extend the
period until close of business on
Friday 31st July 2015.

Please ensure that this information is forwarded
to all individual members to
encourage any
interested parties to “step up” in order that
Dragon Boats NSW
is able to give our paddlers
an opportunity to compete in the AusDBF Australian

Championships 2016 in Adelaide.
Please note the Expression of Interest pack, is here.

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

on 0409 580 216 or 0416 657 446. 



 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

  • IDBF World Nations Dragon Boat Championships (Canada), Welland-Niagra, Canada (17.08.2015)
  • Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Regatta Regatta (Accredited), Shaws Bay, East Ballina (23.08.2015)
  • DBNSW Race 1 - Windsor (Accredited), Macquarie Park (13.09.2015)
  • Shoalhaven (Nowra) Community Regatta, Greys Beach, Shoalhaver River (20.09.2015)
  • AusDBF Level 1 Officials Course, DBNSW Office @ Homebush (27.09.2015)

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We've had the idea for some time that we should make special DBNSW paddling gear and accessories available to our paddlers and after much hard work it has happened. Please go and have a is fully functioning with merchandise, clothing, promotional items and a feature for upcoming meetings and courses. Let us know what you think too. SHOP HERE.

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