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What inspired the creation of the club?

Research has demonstrated that participation in regular, repetitive and strenuous activity (such as dragon boating) in a socially supportive environment offers benefits for those who have undergone breast cancer surgery.

Aware of this research and the success of dragon boat clubs in Canada, the United States of America and England, our Belfast-based club was formed by Joanne Rock back in March 2015.

Although we are primarily a breast cancer survivors club, we have Community Amateur Sports Club status and as such are open to the whole community - this also includes non breast cancer individuals, who make up around 25% of our membership!

Inspired to Achieve

Through hard work, guts and determination, we have achieved the following:

  • 2016 - 2nd place, Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta, BCS category
  • 2017 - 3rd place, Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta, BCS category
  • 2018 - 1st place, Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta, BCS category
  • 2018 - 3rd place, Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta, Women's category 
  • 2018 - Lagan Dragons placed 47th out of 128 teams from around the world in the International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in Florence, Italy
  • 2019 - 1st place in Kilkenny over 6km in the BCS category.
  • 2019 - 1st place, Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta, BCS category
  • 2022 - 3rd place, Lough Rinn, Open Women's category

Why not come and join us as we prepare to compete in the coming year...

Our mission

Our mission is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle, provide opportunities for participation in dragon boating, offer wellness education and develop a supportive community to help those affected directly or indirectly by breast cancer.

Our vision

To encourage those who have experienced a breast cancer diagnosis to adopt a more active lifestyle by encouraging participation in the sport of dragon boat racing in a supportive and friendly environment.

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