Pershore Phoenix is a dragon boat club with two Racing Teams; an Open Team 'Pershore Phoenix' and a Ladies Team - the 'Pershore Flyers'. We race in the British National Standard League.
We are based in Defford, Pershore (see map below) at Arden Sailing Club where we share the club facilities with Arden Sailing Sailing Club. Often both clubs have boats on the water at the same time. Why not come along and try sailing as well.
We like the improved fitness, the excitment of racing, the social side and maybe lose a little weight too - all in a supportive team atmosphere. We are affiliated to the British Dragon Boat Racing Association (the BDA) <-- look on their website for us.
Dragon Boating welcomes people from around 12 years of age and tries to cater for all abilities
What You Can do with Us:
At Pershore Phoenix you can race with us, paddle a dragon boat, train for fun and see how it goes.
We travel to events in various part of the UK and sometimes beyond; for example through the canals of Venice in the annual Vogalonga Festival, on the Seine in Paris with the help of Thames Dragons in La TraverSeine, on the Thames as part of the Henley Winter Series (look for Winter series) as well as many times on our home river, the Worcestershire Avon.
We have BBQs, social events and basically - a good time. Both in the boat and on the land.
We meet to paddle/train every Sunday morning and, in Summer, on Wednesday evenings on the river Avon, we have been spotted in coffee and cake outlets, pubs and the like too.
We love our sport and we love to hone our skills and fitness to beat our fellow dragon boat teams in the league. We like to win but don't beat ourselves up if we don't . . . we'll train more and try harder next time . . . OK . . . we like to win if we can, it's fun !
Pershore Phoenix is totally voluntary; it is a club made up of members who pay a membership fee to be members.
The club is friendly and not a large club, there is a committee which seems to be made up of much of the club membership - no bad thing.
Pershore Phoenix club is a member of the BDA (British Dragon Boat Racing Association).