Wagga Wagga

Bidgee Dragons Abreast Wagga Wagga (Bidgee Dragons) is a mixed group – men & women, all adult ages, shapes & sizes – and we welcome anyone willing to come and ‘have a go’ at dragon boating.

Dragon boating in Wagga Wagga started as a project of the Wagga Wagga Breast Cancer Group in 2006 to encourage those affected by breast cancer to take up dragon boat paddling. Guided byDragons Abreast Australia, the aim was to bring together breast cancer survivors and supporters to participate in fun exercise in an inclusive and participatory environment, as well as raise awareness of breast cancer issues.

In 2009 Bidgee Dragons Abreast Wagga Wagga Inc., was formed as a separate dragon boat club affiliated with Dragons Abreast Australia. The aims of the new group remained the same – to develop the sport for everyone and also to support breast cancer causes. Our membership was expanded to include not only breast cancer survivors and their supporters, but any and all members of the community interested in dragon boating

We’re very much a social group – getting fit, having fun and making new friends-and our emphasis is on participation and inclusiveness, rather than competition. High on our list of priorities is having fun while being involved in the physically challenging activity of dragon boating. However, many of us are also very keen to participate in dragon boat regattas and enjoy the opportunity to travel to other places and make new friends.

News paddlers are always welcome to come and join us at our training sessions. We supply training, coaching and paddles and…….. the first three sessions are FREE (plus $5 to cover insurance).

Training sessions normally take place on Lake Albert, from the Scout Shed south of the Wagga Boat Club, off Plumpton Road.  Our training sessions are on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings and are usually an hour to an hour and a half.

After getting the boat out, we ‘warm up’ on land first, paddle on the water and then ‘warm down’ after paddling.  These pre and post paddling exercises are a very important and valuable part of our routine.

We provide paddles and life jackets, but you will need to:

  • wear old, comfortable, clothes (t-shirts, bike shorts are ideal)
  • wear old trainers or paddling booties on your feet: open toe sandals or thongs are NOT ACCEPTABLE
  • bring a drink bottle filled with water
  • bring a hat and sunscreen bring a change of warm and dry clothes (it’s a water sport after all).

Contact: bidgee.dragonswagga@gmail.com

Web: www.bidgeedragonswagga.com

Training Times

Training sessions normally take place on Lake Albert, from the Scout Shed south of the Wagga Boat Club, off Plumpton Road.  Our training sessions are on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings and are usually an hour to an hour and a half.

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Contact Wagga Wagga

Dragons Abreast WAGGA WAGGA Inc.
PO Box 379, Wagga Wagga 2650

waggawagga@dragonsabreast.com.au

Get in touch with Dragons Abreast Australia on 1300 889 566 or fill in our enquiry form
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