Thank You National Lottery

We were delighted to have been given a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund recently. The £9851.00 has helped the club buy six 01 Dragon Boats. This has allowed many of our paddlers to continue to train solo in boats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to #NationalLottery – we really do feel truly […]

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Gino, Gino, Gino, Gino!

Our brilliant coach, Gino, has been nominated for Sports NI Community Coach of the Year . Unfortunately there will be no glitzy ceremony this year for the Dragons to get dressed up and attend in support of Gino’s nomination, but the results will be published on Social Media during October and November. Fingers crossed Gino!

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Sew and Sell

Two of our amazingly talented Dragons have been busy making face coverings during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Lesley and Ruth have both dusted down their sewing machines and have turned out hundreds of masks that have been sold to club members, and their families and friends. Demand has grown so quickly that they are having […]

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Green fingers

Sunflowers have been blooming over the summer months, and early this spring the challenge was set. Who could grow the tallest sunflower? Lots of dragons planted, watered and nurtured their little seedlings. Despite the storms and high wind at times the flowers continued to thrive.The final measuring took place in September Lorraine’s impressive giant …and […]

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Busy in lockdown

Dragons kept themselves busy during lockdown, and for many it was a time to reflect….to when they were much younger! There was a lot of head scratching to try and put the Dragon’s name to the photograph! In the end the winner who guessed more names than anyone else was….. Lesley! Well done 👍 Lesley […]

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The Dragon has re-awoken

Sadly paddling had to come to an end at the end of March because of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But we are back, and under guidelines from the Irish Dragon Boat Association, we have been out on the River Lagan since July. Our club has split in to four groups, or ‘pods’, which […]

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Dragons Shortlisted at Awards

Lagan Dragons were shortlisted at the inaugural Female Sports Forum Awards in Belfast last week. The club had been nominated in the category for Community Sports Champion for their work in reaching out to others who have been affected by a breast Cancer diagnosis.  The competition was tough, and in the end WISPA NI were announced […]

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Dragons Open for Business

After the huge success of their recent BBC NI True North documentary Lagan Dragons are looking to increase the membership of their club. Back in September the Dragons took delivery of a third boat. Training of new helms is underway and in the coming months there will be increased capacity to have more paddlers out […]

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Lagan Dragons as you’ve never seen them before

Lagan Dragons are the subject of new BBC Northern Ireland documentary due to be aired next week as part of the True North television strand. The programme follows the Dragons as they train for the Irish Dragon Boat Association regatta in Dublin. There is a lot at stake. Teams from across Ireland compete in the […]

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Health and happiness for 2020

Wishing each and every one of our supporters, sponsors and funders a very Happy 2020. The Lagan Dragons appreciate all of your help in making a difference in increasing the mental and physical wellbeing of all of our paddlers.

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