Dragon Sports Association

Sydney Dragonboat Club

About DSA

Dragon boating has become one of Australia’s fastest growing sports and is one of the few sports that exercise most of the muscles in the body as well as improving your aerobic and anaerobic fitness. The team dynamics of the sport also creates an environment where our members develop strong bonds and mental toughness together as a team. We greatly encourage you to give it a go!

DSA Club News

Shirleen Ho selected for Auroras squad – Asian Champs 2018

DSA is very proud to announce that Shirleen Ho has been selected for the Australian National Dragon Boat team (Auroras) competing at the 2018 Asian Dragon Boat Championships in Guangdong Province, China this November. Congratulations Shirlz!

DSA – 2017/2018 Club of the Year award

15th Jan 2018 At the NSW State Championships, Dragon Boats NSW announced DSA Dragon Boat Racing Club as the 2017/2018 Club of the Year. DSA has been awarded this honour in recognition for its: - contribution to dragon boat racing throughout the season; - sound results...

DSA End of season Party 2017

Coach’s Awards: Female Paddler of the Year Alison Stone Male Paddler of the Year Christian (Ian) Mababa Female Rookie of the Year Milena (Milly) Jones Male Rookie of the Year Alvin Leung Most Improved Paddler of the Year Simon Barlow Board Vote Award: Volunteer of the...

DSA Member Insights

Stephanie’s reflections on being a first time States paddler as AusChamps 2018

For a competitive paddler like me trying out for the NSW State team was not only a logical path but also one of the best things I've done since taking up paddling. I was pushed to my physical limits; made new friends (#paddlefamily); had huge amounts of fun and to top...

Member Insight – Brett Bartholomew (Club Captain 2017-2018)

I started as an older age paddler (48+) in the sport of Dragon Boating and I’m pleased to say it’s been a wonderful experience. I had been a competitive sportsperson my whole life across a range of sports and was still looking to keep up that sporting interest....

DSA Race Reports

AusChamps 2019 – Canberra

17th-22nd April 2019 By Gary Well another nationals campaign done and certainly `Dusted’, with Canberra turning on the weather for 5 days of intense racing. To me, our campaign started just after the short Christmas break. The focus and effort at training began to...

DBNSW Regatta Series 2018/19 – Race 2

7th October 2018 By Linda I have to say I enjoyed my first regatta. I loved being apart of a team and everyone's team spirit. I now have a great comparison of 2 to 3 minutes of paddling and 2 to 3 minutes on hold on the phone. Paddling minutes somehow seem longer. 😊 I...

DBNSW Regatta Series 2018/19 – Race 1

2nd September 2018 By Antoinette Paddling, not only in my first dragon boat regatta of the season but for the first time with my new club DSA. This was an experience that left me smiling and excited throughout the entire day. The DSA crew that I have trained with over...

AusChamps 2018

3rd-8th of March 2018 By Mark P (Pendo) And so, began the great DSA Nationals migration to Queensland where truth in advertising should advise "beautiful one minute, wet and windy the next." Our State paddlers, premiers and master, men and women were bound for glory...

Chinese New Year Regatta 2018

24th February 2018 By Ken What a hectic and festive CNY 2018 Dragon Boat festival with about 60 DSA members in attendance. It started with all of us receiving photos before the crack of dawn of where were to settle for the day, thanks to our scouts for staking a place...

States Championships 2018

14th January 2018 By Sophie A very early and chilly Sunday morning but very happy that the Championships did not occur one week before where Penrith recorded 47 degrees.The team included 48 paddlers ready to fight hard to compete with some strong opposition. We also...

Bei Loon 8km Challenge

25th November 2017 By Corina A few years ago DSA entered a crew for the Bei Loon 8km Challenge race, unfortunately the race was called off when we were a few kilometers in and we never got to finish. Club members have often talked about the conditions on the day "if...

DBNSW Distance Challenge

12th November 2017 By Sally When George sent out the email with all the instructions of what to do and not to do at this 2km race regatta, along a bright early start of 7am, I was regretting my “yes” response. However, I was more fearful of how George might react to a...

DBNSW Regatta Series – Race 1

2nd September 2017 By Tina Penrith regatta was the second time I have been at a competitive racing day with DSA. The weather was cold to start with a fog rolling in on arrival but it cleared to a wonderful sunny day for racing. I was in 2 categories for the race day...

DBNSW 10S WINTER WARMER DOBROYD

21st August 2017 By Snehal Dobroyd was my first experience of competitive racing, and I participated in the prems mixed and open categories. The races were well organized and while all the teams were there to compete, there was a lot of camaraderie as well, so it was...

Hongkong Stanley & International Regatta Race

18th June 2017 By Liz M I had a fantastic time in Hong Kong from drumming in Stanley to my special paddling moments on Victoria Harbour, so many thanks to everyone for your company, support and for the fun and laughter. I enjoyed the carnival and the competition. The...

State Championship Regatta in Penrith

26 February 2017 By Mark Vischschoonmaker After a very early rise I arrived at the Penrith Regatta Centre at 7.15am. This would be my fourth regatta in as many months. We did the usual warm up and listened intently to the 'kick up the butt' pre-race pep talk by our...

Season Training Timings

Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Thursdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Sundays 8:30 am-10:30 am

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