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Narberth and Whitland Rotary Club
Welsh Dragon Boat Championship 2017


The 2017 and Fourth Annual Welsh Dragon Boat Championship is set to hit Pembrokeshire this coming Whitsun Bank Holiday Sunday (28th May).

The Charity event is in aid of Charities and good causes supported by the Narberth & Whitland Rotary Club.All money raised will be spent in Wales

The event is pitched at the entire family, with masses of activities scheduled to appeal to all ages and interests. The race itself involves approximately 20 teams of 15 members, varying in ability and experience, racing in traditional Dragon Boats with a drummer at the bow and an experienced rudder man at the helm.

The event is being hosted at Llys y Fran Country Park in Pembrokeshire – the magnificent 350 acre park site at the heart of the county. The park boasts a 212 acre reservoir on which the race itself will take place. The park - popular with ramblers, cyclists, water sports and fishing enthusiasts  boasts a family-friendly restaurant, gift shop and a vast outdoor nature trail around the man-made lake.

Entries for the event are now open and several teams have already signed up,and with about a dozen other interested enquiries pending, it is already promising to be another tremendous occasion.

Full details on how to enter a team can be received by contacting Rotarian Steve Lewis on  07932 798910 or by email  We will be delighted to hear from you.

About Us (Update 30/1/17, full details are now posted on the 'About Us' at the top of this website)

For any other queries please use the 'Contact Us' tab above or e mail We will be pleased to help you with any queres you may have. 

Be sure to check the 'Programme' tab above for the latest info on the attractions on the day. and also the 'about us' tab for further information.

Latest News



16 Jul 2017 More...


In The Welsh Dragon Boat Championship held  at Llysyfran Reservoir and Country park on Sunday 28th May It was a close run finish. In under one minute “Full Bore”, the team from The Eagle Inn,  won with power and a perfect  paddling rhythm. So the Eagle has finally landed the winner’s trophy.

29 May 2017 More...

Army Manouvers at Llys Y Fran

On Bank Holiday Sunday May 28th Major James John of 157 Welsh Regiment will be bringing some of his troop and army trucks to Llysyfran Country park and Reservoir to assist the organisers of the Welsh Dragon Boat Championship.

25 May 2017 More...


Narberth and Whitland Rotary Club would like to thank all of our generous sponsors who supported the 2016 Welsh Dragon Boat Championship. If you are interested in supporting us in 2017 please contact us for full details at

We will be delighted to hear from you :-)


  • Hywel Griffiths & Sons Plant Hire

    Hywel Griffiths & Sons Plant Hire

    Main Sponsors of the 2017 Welsh Dragon Boat Championships are local Plant Hire Company Hywel Griffiths and Sons. The Company can be contacted on 07785545469 and has available a wide range of plant to hire to cover construction, excavation , concreting, foundations, ditching, demolition, pipe laying, septic tanks, fencing and landscaping.


  • Hook Construction Partnership

    Hook Construction Partnership

    Hook Construction is established in Pembrokeshire for 10 years. Karl and the team bring a professional customer focused aproach to the construction industry.

     Drawing on past experience of running diverse businesses outside of Pembrokeshire we provide a unique service putting the customer first. In difficult trading conditions, HCP have continued to grow with a healthy order book taking us well into 2017 and beyond. Our Business was created to offer a complete service to Homeowners, Landlords, Developers and Commercial Businesses.

  • Princes Gate Cool Water

    Princes Gate Cool Water

    We offer a variety of bottled water cooler models, including the floor standing cooler for quick and convenient access, and a desktop model which is more suited where space is limited. Bottled water coolers require regular stocking of bottled water, which we provide at very competitve prices. Our bottled water coolers use only natural Welsh spring water supplied by us from our source in the Pembrokeshire hills.

  • Princes Gate Spring Water

    Princes Gate Spring Water

    The moment the rain touches the beautiful Pembrokeshire landscape, we wait patiently for 15 years while it filters through the mineral rich landscape, where it picks up a host of mineral goodness along the way and begins to form our wonderfully pure and unique water. Then all we do is lovingly bottle it for you to enjoy. So you see, our secret recipe’s not so secret really… Plenty of rain, clean, mineral rich rock and a lot of passion for what we do.

  • I J Griffiths, Building Contractors

    I J Griffiths, Building Contractors

    IJ Griffiths Ltd Building Contractors Whitland have been in the building industry for over 35 years and have a wealth of experience in the construction industry.

    We employ time served tradesmen and work mainly in and around Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire

    Call us on 07966 411 443 or email


    Welcome to Templeton Direct

    We are here to share our shippers' and importers' vast wine portfolios, including your favourite restaurant wines, combined with a range of speciality Bottled Beers, Lagers and Ciders, with you, the home connoiseur

    Contact Templeton Direct on 01834 860992

  • Deflo


    Experienced engineers for your waste management needs

    With over a decade of industry experience, Deflo Ltd are well positioned to provide complete waste management services across Pembrokeshire and South Wales

    If you want a waste management service that sets the standard other companies hope to emulate, Deflo Ltd provides a professional service across Pembrokeshire.



  • Castell Howell Foods

    Castell Howell Foods

    From our main depot at Cross Hands, and four satellite depots at Avonmouth, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Chirk and Merthyr Tydfil, we service the length and breadth of Wales, the Welsh borders and the West Country. Our Cash and Carry in Carmarthen offers our full product range, as well as an extensive selection of beers, wines and spirits.

    We’re proud of our rural roots, which is why supplying and promoting regional produce is one of our core values. We believe in secure, sustainable and fair supply chains. Welsh meat, dairy produce, beverages and gourmet foods are an integral part of our extensive selection of products

  • Andrew Price Hair Salons

    Andrew Price Hair Salons

    Andrew Price Salons 

    The aims and objectives of Andrew Price salons is to build and maintain a reputation for providing a high quality service to all our clients at a competitive price and remain at the forefront of technological and artistic advancement.


  • Gravells Kia, Narberth

    Gravells Kia, Narberth

    At Gravells car dealers, we've been providing excellent service since 1932 and have the full range of new Renault, Kia, Dacia and Isuzu cars and vans. We also stock more than 400 used cars and vans across the group. We have locations across South Wales in Kidwelly, Narberth, Swansea and Bridgend, which provide full sales and aftersales services.

  • Care in Hand

    Care in Hand

    At Care in Hand we strongly believe everyone should have the freedom to choose how they want to receive care and support, providing them with the opportunity to live life as fully and independently as possible.

  • Dragon Palace, Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant

    Dragon Palace, Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant

    Dragon Palace Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant is a huge favourite with both locals and visitors. Dine in or Take Away - you'll not be dissapointed !

  • Folly Farm

    Folly Farm

    Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo is a fantastic family attraction in Begelly Pembrokeshire, just around 5 miles from both Tenby & Narberth. A great day out for all the family is assured.


In 2017, we are delighted to announce that we are supporting Mental Health Charities.

  • This year we have chosen the charity theme of Mental Health. This is an area that greatly needs our support and these are some of the charities that we hope to support.

    ​Don't forget that any amount of sponsorship that your team raises above the £25 per head  for Rotary Charities you are free to donate to the Charity of your choice. It may be that your workplace or group have a nominated charity or a favourite cause to support? (Alternatively, of course we would be more than delighted if you raise more for our Rotary supported charities.

  • Taf QT Dementia Club, Whitland

    Taf QT Dementia Club, Whitland

    The Club is a lively meeting point for carers and their loved ones of whom can come along and share information and laughter amongst friends. Activities include: musical afternoons, quiz sessions, talks, board games, arts and crafts, and if all else fails, you can just come for a jolly good chin wag!

  • Mind Cymru

    Mind Cymru

    We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding

  • Dementtia Friendly Communities

    Dementtia Friendly Communities

    Dementia Friendly Communities is a programme which facilitates the creation of dementia-friendly communities across the UK. Everyone, from governments and health boards to the local corner shop and hairdresser, share part of the responsibility for ensuring that people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.

    We are working to make Narberth a Dementia Friendly Community

  • Adlerian Society of Wales

    Adlerian Society of Wales

    We want to change the way mental health is seen.  Instead of it being a “disease” or a “disorder”: something you possess, we see the majority of mental disorders as behaviours you (often unconsciously) USE to help you through some of the horrors and dark places of life you have experienced. Wherever there is genuine demand and inadequate provision, we want to make a contribution towards the relief of suffering

    Even today there is stigma and discrimination against people who suffer mental health episodes or conditions. Instead we want to see well-trained committed counsellors and therapists who have practiced and refined their skills of insight, awareness, non-judgmentalism and empathy, working towards giving the very best service to those in our community who are suffering.

    We want to see tortured and chaotic minds find rest, respite and recovery

  • Hafal


    We are Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness and their carers. Covering all areas of Wales, Hafal is an organisation managed by the people we support: individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.

    Underpinning our services to clients is our own unique Recovery Programme. Based on modern principles of self-management and empowerment, Hafal’s programme offers clients a methodical way of achieving recovery by focusing on improving all areas of their life

  • Seren Low Secure Unit

    Seren Low Secure Unit

    The low secure unit provides a range on therapeutic interventions for services users from a directorate wide area. Many of whom are subject to or have been  jointly subject to the judicial system and the mental health services. The function of the unit is  to provide a range of therapies from the multi disciplinary team. These include Occupational health who supply teaching and knowledge of practical skill needed to reach optimum levels of functioning with a view to achieving independent living. The psychology team provide a diverse range of therapies to help patients address their mental health issues in order to minimise the effects of the symptoms experienced. The nursing team provide a range of physical and psychological care plans. Not least of which is a friendly person to talk to. We provide at a glance…..


    • Individualised and flexible care pathways
    • Experienced and expert multidisciplinary teams
    • Rapid access to the highest quality of care
    • Recovery-focussed approach for a wide range of mental health needs
    • Areas of expertise include dealing with challenging behaviour, complex needs, severe and enduring mental health, personality disorders.
    • Disorder, co-morbidity, sex offending and arson
    • We accept referrals from within the directorate area.

    The unit has 13 beds on its main unit with a further 4 beds in its step-down area. The step-down offers patients the opportunity to employ the skills and confidence they have gained with less required restriction to the community. This is a stepping stone to recovery and  independence.

    There are several garden areas with which the unit has utilised some of to create a sizable vegetable patch which is cultivated by the patients and the produce of which is freshly cooked on site by the patients for their own meals . This give value to patients in teaching life skills, reducing stress, increasing moderate exercise and improving dietary habits.

    This in addition to the onsite gymnasium offers unique opportunity for socialisation and improved health. There are also may activates that have been arranged in the past with a sport focus such as football, walking club, swimming and cycling club subject to the weather!

    Your contribution and support to this is gratefully received and valued by both the patients and staff of Cwm Seren Lowe Secure Unit