Pendragons in the medals at National Championships

Pendragons State paddlers.  Photo supplied.

ON April 19, six members of the Pendragons Dragon Boat Club competed at the Australian National Dragon Boat Championships in Perth, Western Australia.

Kim Stein, Janine To’o, Julie Gray, Peter Fox (Senior B), Elaine McNaughton and Madeleine Jacques (Senior A) were all selected to represent NSW and fought hard against the other Australian states, in what proved to be a great competition.

The races comprised of 500m mixed standard boats (20 paddlers), 500m women’s and men’s small boats (10 paddlers), and a 1km turns race with women’s and men’s small boats.

The Pendragons Senior B team achieved 3 Gold and 1 Silver medals, whilst the Senior A team won 4 Silver medals, with the overall State vs State winner across all divisions and categories being NSW.

Pendragons Club President Jane Howard said “Pendragons are extremely proud of our state representatives, their dedication to the extensive training regime leading up to the competition and their fantastic well-earned achievements. This achievement greatly helps to grow our club in strength, experience and knowledge, setting ourselves up for the start of the next racing season later in 2024. We are very excited and proud to represent Penrith in this fantastic sport.”

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