Within Australia and globally, the sport of dragon boat racing continues to grow, both as a recreational activity to get fit, and a serious competitive sport for people of ages and backgrounds.
The following links include helpful and relevant information for breast cancer survivors and supporters who are interested in dragon boat racing and health and wellbeing after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Dragons Abreast Australia
Dragons Abreast Australia is a national organisation comprised of breast cancer survivors (and some very special supporters) of various ages from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests.
International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission
The IBCPC is an international organisation whose mandate is to encourage the establishment of breast cancer dragon boat teams, within the framework of participation and inclusiveness.
Brisbane River Dragons
Established in 1998 Brisbane River Dragons (BRD) is the oldest dragon boat club in Brisbane. Since its inception BRD has also introduced outrigger canoe as a paddling discipline as another core activity of the club.
Dragon Boat Queensland
DBQ is the state governing body for dragon boating in Queensland and it was formed to give clubs and paddlers an opportunity to represent their country, bringing paddlers together to compete.
Australian Dragon Boat Federation
Until the formation of the Australian Dragon Boat Federation in 1997 there had been no cohesive, unified national body managing the sport of dragon boat racing in Australia.
National Breast Cancer Federation
Australia’s leading national body aims to stop deaths from breast cancer. The NBCF raises money to fund game-changing breast cancer research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.