Team development

Dragonboating is one of the fastest growing team sports in Australia. Why is that? Because it’s a fun safe, non-contact sport that allows virtually anyone to get involved and “give it a go”.

High profile events such as the Chinese New Year Dragon Boat Festival give companies valuable exposure as well as company pride every year.

Sydney Dragon Blades (SDB) has the knowledge, expertise and commitment to assist in the development of corporate teams. We have over 15 years of experience in training corporate crews, and have tailored training for each different regatta. So far this season, SDB have trained:

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  • ARUP
  • QBE
  • Medtronics
  • Macquarie Bank
  • TressCox Lawyers
  • Cashcard
  • Starwood
  • HK Tourism Board
  • Amnesty International
  • Workcover
  • KordaMentha
  • Optus
  • Alcatel-Lucent

SDB can tailor a package for your specific needs, whether you’re looking for victory in the next corporate regatta, wanting a friendly challenge with a rival department or client, or simply wanting a fun day out with your staff.

SDB can provide your organisation with:

  • Experienced Coaches & Trainers
  • Experienced Sweeps (steerers)
  • Dragon Boat and Paddle Hire
  • A Secure Environment


“The folks at SDB were nothing short of fantastic. During each training session they were professional, very enthusiastic, and catered to each individual. They were very accommodating, from providing extra paddlers to last minute training sessions. What impressed me the most was their commitment to the team. Their presence on race day meant a lot to everyone, giving last minute tips and reassuring everyone. Mentally it was great for the team to have familiar faces to support you.

Through SDB’s guidance the team worked as one, and achieved something that we were all very proud of. On behalf of team DWS I would like to say a big thank you to SDB, and we look forward to engaging them in future.

Thanks again!”
Steven Gieng, Team Captain, DWS

“Our two PeopleSoft Corporate Games teams signed up for pre-games training with SDB and the only pity of it is that we didn’t have more. The quality of the training was excellent, with the SDB sweeps and coaches clearly committed to and enthusiastic about getting the best they could from very raw material. Safety, paddling technique, race tactics, practice starts…everything was covered professionally but with great friendliness. I think most of the team members enjoyed the training more than the actual racing!”
Colin Wild, Team Captain, PeopleSoft Dragon Hard Corporate Games teams

“The Sydney Dragon Blades were just fantastic, very friendly and extremely professional. Sun Microsystems asked the Sydney Dragon Blades to help train our team, SunBlades, for the 2001 Corporate Games. The training was great, but what really impressed me was the training docs, race tips and maps to training venues we received before the race. It felt like the Sydney Dragon Blades were our partners in the sport and were really committed to ensuring that we had a fun and safe introduction to the Dragon Boat Racing. Sun will definitely be using the Sydney Dragon Blades in our race to the top next year”
David Watson, Team Captain, Sun Microsystems SunBlades

Other companies who SDB have trained in the past include: AMP, Australia Post, Cisco, Coca-Cola Amatil, CSC, Dimension Data, DWS, Erisson, Ernst & Young, GIO, GlaxoSmithKline, Kelloggs Australa, Macquarie Bank, Merck, Optus, PeopleSoft, Sharp & Dohme, Star City, Sun Microsystems, Tooheys, Toyota and Volkswagen.

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