Lagan Dragons Captain & Founder Joanne Rock has been named in the Queens 2019 New Years honours list and is to be awarded the Order of the British Empire Medal – BEM for services to People with Breast Cancer. Joanne said she was in complete shock when she heard the news and couldn’t quite believe it. She has dedicated the award to […]
Lagan Dragons are now the fasted BCS Dragon Boat team in the UK and Ireland after winning gold at the 2018 Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta narrowly beating their biggest rivals the Plurabelle Paddlers from Dublin. Over the past four years, Lagan Dragons have been steadily moving up the podium places from 3rd to […]
Lagan Dragons represented Northern Ireland for the first time ever at the 2018 IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival in Florence, Italy and finished 47th out of 128 teams from around the world. Every four years the International Breast Cancer Participatory Dragon Boat Festival takes place and is hosted by a different country each time. Thousands of […]
Inspirational Joanne Rock lifts inaugural Game Changer prize for work with cancer survivors Big impact: Joanne Rock of Lagan Dragons is presented with her Game Changer award at last night’s Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. She received her award from Hannah Shields and Clare McAllister, Sales and Marketing Manager Electric Ireland NI, sponsors of the category […]
Lagan Dragons will be representing Northern Ireland at the International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission Dragon Boat Festival in Florence, Italy in July 2018. Lagan Dragons are raising money to help cover associated costs and we recently launched our ‘Sponsor a Dragon’ campaign with great success! Thank you to RPS Belfast & Dr Michael Shaw Managing […]
On November 5th 2017 Lagan Dragons Captain Joanne Rock attended the World Health Organization Healthy City Awards in Clifton House, Queen Street, Belfast. Nuala McAllister Belfast Lord Mayor announced ‘Lagan Dragons’ as the joint winners with ‘Beat the Street’ in the Healthy Living Category with judges specifically commending the club for providing such wonderful peer support […]
Sunday Life article May 2017
Join in Belfast’s first ever Dragon Boat regatta and help support the Lagan Dragons, Northern Ireland’s breast cancer dragon boat team. No previous experience required!
It’s 8.45am on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning and I’m standing beside Belfast`s River Lagan, to meet an amazing bunch of ladies who are united by two things: breast cancer and a passion for dragon boat racing.
Those rowing in will tell you they’re ‘all in the same boat’ during their hour-long expedition along the river every Saturday – but that often throwaway phrase has a deeper meaning for this intrepid group of mostly women because each has had a breast cancer diagnosis.