“Ready to paddle!” That’s the call coming from Forbes Dragon Boat Club, home of the Lachlan Dragons, after they were successful in receiving grant funding through Forbes Shire Council’s Community Funding Program recently in a real win for the club and the sport.
The club, like many, has been hit hard by COVID and subsequent lockdowns not to mention the normal challenges involved running a regional sports club organisation. Now they have a set of new paddles to show for it and a renewed sense of purpose as restrictions look to be eased over the ensuing weeks and months for the vaccinated. This grant comes on the back of a lot of hard work done by members and volunteers at the club.
The Forbes Dragon Boat Club was established in July 2011 and currently has 37 members. Prior to stay-at-home orders, the club trained once a week and twice a week in summer and participated across NSW and ACT in a number of regattas.
The Forbes Dragon Boat Club welcomes anyone interested in giving Dragon Boating a go with numbers growing remarkably in the last year as many turn-to rowing to keep fit, healthy and social. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Forbes near Frog Hollow and the Forbes Bowling Club, there really is no better location in the Central West to give Dragon Boating a try!
Anyone interested is encouraged to seek them out online or social media pages like Facebook (Forbes Dragon Boat Club) for more information. With summer approaching now is a good time to sign up!
If your community group or not-for-profit organisation would like more information about community funding, head over to Council’s website for more details: www.forbes.nsw.gov.au/community/grants-and-support/community-funding-program
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