A new requirement is in place for club jerseys, as per the AusDBF National branding roll-out. It is a requirement that had been suggested some time ago at a national level (2012), but had not been definitively acted upon until quite recently.
It is anticipated this requirement will come as a surprise to some clubs, but it is hoped clubs and members will appreciate the need to raise the profile of our sport through the use of a nationally recognised symbol. The ability of the sport to grow and obtain funding and increased exposure does depend somewhat on the recognition we get as unified group of members, clubs, State associations and national bodies. We are all part of the bigger dragon boat community, so wear our WA dragon boat logo with pride!
Read and understand the requirements for logo size, placement, etc. Be mindful that the document also contains information for State and Aurora uniforms, so ensure the correct section is referenced.
(there are specific file types used by the graphic artists and printers). If the graphic designer wants to have an idea of what the logo will look like, simply copy the DBWA logo (located at the end of this post), or send a link to this page.
Design the jersey using the correct logo (see note, below).
Comply with the logo requirements as soon as possible, and definitely before the April 2015 Australian Nationals. DBWA does not have an issue if the logos are not on the club uniforms for the grand prix regattas, but for the WA State Championships and the Nationals it is expected that all clubs will have achieved compliance.
Note: Achieve compliance in a manner that best suits your club. For some clubs this may be an opportunity to design and order new jerseys with the logo, for other clubs who have recently purchased new uniforms and cannot afford another batch of new shirts they may find other options, like having their current jerseys embroidered with the logo, or a sew-on badge of the logo , to be a more suitable solution.
If you have any questions, or need assistance determining what logo to use and where to put it, please and we will be happy to assist.
The Gold Coast will play host to the 9th Pan Pacific Masters Games this year. With an expected 12,000 participants, it is the largest masters sporting event of its kind in the world.
The event includes over 40 sports and runs from 1 – 9 November 2014. Dragon boat racing is held on 8 – 9 November.
The event coordinator is searching for dragon boat enthusiasts over 40 years of age who would be interested in the event.
Standard entry fees end on the 3rd September, with an additional fee of $20 for entries after this date. Team entries for dragon boats close Friday 10 October 2014 5pm and individuals entering into existing teams close Friday 30 October 2014.
The following poster and document contains dragon boat specific competition information, as well as general games information.
The following announcement was sent from the Australian Dragon Boat Federation Ltd:
AusDBF, with great pleasure wish to announce the appointment of Serghei Cucsa as Head Coach for the Aurora’s Campaign for 12th IDBF World Nations Championships to be held in Welland Canada 19 – 23 August 2015.
AusDBF have elected to exercise their discretionary right to take up the second year option of Serge’s original proposal which encapsulated 2014 – 2015 International Championships.
We were pleasantly surprised by the level of interest and the many questions fielded by individual Board members on – “how to become an Aurora?”
It seems that the pride to wear the Green & Gold jersey is alive and well in the Australian dragon boat fraternity.
Paddlers, information for you, regarding land based fitness testing, Camp 1 which covers further fitness testing and single craft on water time trials, plus full program details will soon be made available.
Forza Dragon Boat Club held their Aqua Spectacular event on 1 March 2014, and it proved to be a success! The format was new and required teams to nominate how long it would take them to paddle 200 m, then they had to try and match that time! The team that came closest to their nominated time would be the winner.
Congratulations to Perth Pirates for first place, and to Cockburn Blades for an extremely close (0.37 sec) second place win!
Many times during the event paddles were laughing and saying, “This is the slowest racing I’ve ever done!” as several of the teams picked a very ‘relaxed’ paddling rate to be used for their races. This became rather funny to watch when a team with a ‘fast’ nominated race time was matched with a crew with a ‘slow’ nominated race time — people who were watching from the shoreline must have been wondering what kind of strange races were being run!
Forza extends their gratitude to the many people who helped make the event a success, including the volunteers, their sponsors, the City of Bunbury and Department of Sport and Recreation who funded the Forza boat shed from which the event was run, Fremantle Swan DBC for supplying two boats and Trevor for transporting them, and all the members of Forza who helped organise the event and all the clubs and paddlers who came to Bunbury to support it.
Congratulations to Hannah Dixon, who is one of only 14 women to be selected to represent Australia at the inaugural IDBF World Cup in Fuzhou, China, in June 2014!
In December 2013 IDBF announced that the top nations from the 2013 World Championships would be invited to participate in a Team’s event over five different competitions, with a range of race formats and race distances. In a unique set-up especially designed for this event, crews will contest the World Cup over 100, 200, 400, 500 and 1,000 metres.
Good luck Hannah! You are a very worthy recipient of this honour!
The DBWA Board is requesting expressions of interest from members to help fill casual vacancies on the Board. Due to one unfilled position after the AGM, two resignations (Jenny Clements and Dustin Smith), plus a Board member who is on FIFO, we are very short-staffed and need members to assist us.
The positions are operational in nature and we require people who are willing to be actively involved in the Board (e.g. checking their emails on a routine basis and participating in planning discussions, making phone calls, going to the shops and purchasing items and equipment as necessary, helping set up equipment at the regattas, helping with media relations and publications, etc., etc.).
There is plenty to do, so please become engaged in your sport at a high level and contribute to the growth and development of dragon boating in Western Australia. Note that there are some great opportunities for people (especially Juniors) who want practical experience to put on their CV / résumé!
Interested members are encouraged to send DBWA an email advising of the skills and abilities they feel they can bring to the Board, and what time commitment they could make to the position. At this point, even short-term assistance to the Board would be helpful, as we have various projects we would like to develop. It does not matter if one is in a regional area, as that can be accommodated. Please email to discuss further.
The next round of fitness testing for State Teams and other member who is interested will be at Champions Lakes on Sunday 23rd Feb. Be there for 08:00 am for a 08:30 am start. We need to be away from there at 11:30 am/12:00 pm at latest.
DBWA has a been able to arrange a discount when buying Motion Masters and the affiliated software and licence, and clubs can access this discount by purchasing the item through DBWA. The discount works out to 10% off the retail price, plus free delivery.
There is also an iPhone app for the Motion Master which collects data. The data from the app is a subset of the Motion Master itself collects, but it still provides valuable information.
If your club is interested in buying a Motion Master, contact DBWA.
DBWA is the State governing body for the sport of dragon boating in Western Australia