The Auroras are Australia’s national dragon boat team. Each season DBACT is proud to acknowledge the drive and dedication of its paddlers that train all year round to be selected for the Australian Auroras.
The 2017 Auroras are listed on the AusDBF website.
A FRIENDLY REMINDER
To meet Australian Auroras obligations, DBACT paddlers selected for the Auroras are required to nominate and paddle for the ACT Fire representative squad.
ACT Fire is the name of our Territory's representative squad. There is a category to suit all ages from Juniors to Senior C.
Nominate for the 2018 ACT Fire now!
Do you want to take your racing to the next level this season? Do you seek a new challenge? Do you like to inspire the people around you? Nominations are now open for all age categories, from juniors to seniors for the ACT Fire squad in the 2017-18 season.
The ACT Fire selection camp is scheduled for 4 - 5 November at the Australian Institute of Sport. Current Head Coach Sally Bromley, along with Ursula Tonkin and Alan Clark will continue in their coaching roles.
New and seasoned paddlers are welcome to trial for the ACT Fire representative squad. And in 2018, there’s a unique and exciting opportunity to showcase our sport at the Commonwealth Games!
Key dates for ACT Fire 2017-2018
27 October 2017: Expressions of interest close.
4 & 5 November 2017: Selection camp, all divisions (Junior to Senior C).
Our aim this season is to field crews in most race categories and to set an even higher performance standard than last year. To achieve this goal the selection camp will include an on water component held at Lotus Bay, and a physical testing component held at the Australian Institute of Sport.
15 November 2017: Regular training commences – training will be held Wednesdays 5:50am - 7:15am, from 15 November 2017 onwards (no training 27th December).
10 February 2018: Benchmarking - a second round of benchmarking will be held from 8:30am - 2:30pm (Sunday) to assist in finalising premier and senior crews, and a small number of additional juniors will be selected.
4 March 2018: Competition - the Australian Championships State vs State racing will be held on Sunday 4 March 2018, the first day of the 5 day event.
For more information email Sally at email@example.com
We are seeking volunteers to assist the coaches in record keeping and marshalling the trialists through various tasks at the selection camp on 5 November, from 8:15am-1:30pm at the AIS. The volunteer jobs are not strenuous and will give you an opportunity to see what your son, daughter or fellow paddler goes through in State team trials. Volunteers meet at AIS at 8.15am out the front of the visitors centre. The coaches will brief volunteers on the tasks and timing of the day once everyone has arrived, and at 8:25am we all move to the gym to start the session.
If you are able to assist with all or part of the camp, or have any questions, please contact Sal Bromley, ACT Fire Head Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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