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Established in 1998 Brisbane River Dragons (BRD) is the oldest dragon boat club in Brisbane. BRD is also an outrigger canoe club. We are a competitive club offering local, state, national and international competition. Although a competitive club, we also offer social paddling for fun and fitness with training available all year round.

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Fresh from success at the recent 2017 National Dragon Boat Championships, Brisbane River Dragons (BRD) is now commencing a RECRUITING drive for new and experienced paddlers of all ages who want to be part of the 2017/18 competitive season, which will also include the Club Crew World Championships (CCWC) to be contested in Szeged, Hungary in July 2018.Whether you are new to the sport, an experienced paddler, or a paddler from other water sport... Read more

BRD Success at 2017 AusChamps Nationals

In April 2017 a contingent of 45 dragon boat paddlers set off for AusChamps Nationals in Aubury Wodonga, Victoria. BRD competed in the Senior A, B and C categories in mixed, women and open events.   BRD once again enjoyed a very successful campaign returning with an amazing 14 medals from 18 events contested including 3 Gold, 7 Silver and 4 Bronze.  Read more

BRD Success at State Championships

Team BRD achieved great success this weekend racing at the State Championships run by Dragon Boat Queensland at Kawana. The well run event saw teams from all over Queensland compete in their age categories against the best in the state. BRD Head Coach, Maggie Boyce was overjoyed with the results with BRD medalling in 14 of 15 events contested. Read more

BRD President to carry the Qld flag at the 2017 Aus Champs

Congratulations to Mark Slater from BRD on being selected to be the Queensland flag bearer at the 2017 Australian Championships Opening Ceremony. Read more

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Upcoming events

Try Dragon Boating!
May 06, 2017 07:30

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Try Dragon Boating!
May 20, 2017 07:30

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Hakka Festival
June 04, 2017

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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

Corporate Events

Looking for a unique team building activity? BRD's experienced coaches and sweeps will have you paddling like experts in no time. Events can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Plan your next corporate event with BRD. Read more

Training Times

All BRD Paddlers
Saturday 7:30am arrival for 8am start
(Weeknight sessions are currently suspended until a date to be advised)

Sat MBT 7:30am arrival for 8am start

Monday , Wednesday, Friday
5am on water
Personal craft (OC1, OC2 & skis) Wed OC6 arranged by team
Sunday - Coastal session with time/location TBD during week

This information is current as at April 2017

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