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Narberth and Whitland Rotary Club
Welsh Dragon Boat Championship 2016

Welcome

The 2016 and Third Annual Welsh Dragon Boat Championship is set to hit Pembrokeshire this coming Whitsun Bank Holiday Sunday (29th May).

The Charity event is in aid of Charities and good causes led by The Prince's Trust that provide life opportunities for young people and other projects 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 17 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 with several teams already signed up, 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 stephen.lewis54@btinternet.com  We will be delighted to hear from you.

For any other queries please use the 'Contact Us' tab above or e mail info@welshdragonboatchampionship.com 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

Wales Dragon Boat 2016 T Shirt Launch

The Wales Dragon Boat Championship 2016 sponsors attended the launch this week of the colourful Special Edition event T shirt which is proudly adorned with all their logos.

24 May 2016 More...

A Fun-Filled Family Festival – it’s almost time!!

Pembrokeshire is looking forward to hosting the 3rd Welsh Dragon Boat Championships on Sunday 29th May 2016 at Llys y Fran Country Park & Reservoir. The event, organised by the Narberth and Whitland Rotary promises to be a family-friendly affair and is raising money for and awareness for Charities and Good Causes providing 'Life Development Opportunities' for young people in our community. Principle recipients are the Princes Trust Cymru and selected Secondary and Primary schools within Pembrokeshire and West Carmarthenshire. The Prince's Trust believes that every young person should have the chance to succeed, so they help 13-30 year olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.

2 May 2016 More...

STOP PRESS!

We have a local team, who are a couple of members short of the 17 rowers required to fill a boat.

2 May 2016 More...

Sponsors

Narberth and Whitland Rotary Club would like to thank all of our generous sponsors who are supporting the 2016 Welsh Dragon Boat Championship.

OUR MAIN SPONSORS

  • Burns Building Company  01834 846086

    Burns Building Company 01834 846086

    Family run business of 21 years specialising in barn conversions, roofing, extensions and all property refurbishments. All trades catered for with a team of proffesional qualified tradesmen.

  • Andrew Davies Heating & Plumbing 07815 781494

    Andrew Davies Heating & Plumbing 07815 781494

    Domestic & Commercial Gas Safe qualified plumbing & heating engineer. Works undertaken include solar, ground and air source heating. All works guaranteed. We also carryout power flushing of heating systems. 

  • Andrew Price Hairdressers 

    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.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

  • Welsh Water

    Welsh Water

    Welsh Water is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. Responsible for providing over three million people with a continuous, high quality supply of drinking water.

  • 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 !

  • Templeton Direct.co.uk

    Templeton Direct.co.uk

    Templeton Direct is a division of Templeton, Beer, Wines & Spirits, based in Pembrokeshire where you can order your favourite drinks for home delivery at great prices.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • McCarthy & Stone Later Living

    McCarthy & Stone Later Living

    Homeowners in our Retirement Living developments enjoy activities and events in the community with friends new and old so working with organisations and charities which are key to the local area is something we feel passionate about. Our developments in West and South Wales are often a new beginning for many homeowners who relish companionship and the opportunity to enjoy retirement in the company of others. We really are proud to support the local community and wish all teams the best of luck in today’s races.

Charities

The following charities will benefit from this event.

  • Prince's Trust

    Prince's Trust

    The Prince's Trust believes that every young person should have the chance to succeed, so they help 13-30 year olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.

  • Rotary projects in Wales

    Rotary projects in Wales

    Charities and Good Causes providing 'Life Development Opportunities' for young people in our community will be supported by the 2016 Welsh Dragon Boat Championship.

    Secondary School aged pupils.

    For Life Skills and Additional Learning needs at two secondary schools

    Primary School aged pupils.

    For additional learning needs at 12 primary schools and 2 support groups.