FSDBC Objectives, Operations, Constitution & Policies
(1) The objects of the club are:
To promote and encourage participation in Dragon Boat Racing,
To arrange programmes of competition within the club and participation by club members in competition with other clubs and associations with like objects,
To affiliate with Dragon Boating Western Australia (DBWA),
To promote good fellowship among those interested in Dragon Boat Racing,
To educate, train, coach and encourage members to the club and
To do all such other things as the club may deem to be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.
(2) The property and income of the Club shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Club and no part of that property or income may be paid or otherwise distributed, directly or indirectly, to members, except in good faith in the promotion of the objects.
Like all sporting clubs the Fremantle Swan Dragon Boat Club is governed by a Committee representing all members. The headquarters are at the Swan Yacht Club, Riverside Road, EAST FREMANTLE.
Membership categories and fees are set out in the FSDBC Membership Categories and Fees section of this reference guide. Membership includes affiliation with the Swan Yacht Club.
The club caters for male and female paddlers of 12 years and over and have junior teams.
We have first class facilities, and enjoy a varied and regular social program. We encourage a healthy atmosphere through physical fitness and interactive social events, also providing members with the opportunity to travel Interstate or overseas each year to race in National / International Dragon Boat Race Championships. There is no obligation on members to compete at a National or International level as there are plenty of local competitions to retain members’ interest.
Members all enjoy team sport as up to 22 persons comprise a crew. Team categories are Open, Women, Mixed and Masters.
Training is rigorous on the land and the water. Session times are mutually agreed upon and usually take place on two weeks nights (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm) and Saturday afternoons (at 2pm). Normally the season commences in September and concludes around May. Pre season training is strongly advised and left to the individual. Those competing overseas generally train during the off season.
Members’ support at social functions / fund raising events is greatly appreciated and funds raised go towards equipment maintenance and touring team.
Local competitions / regattas are usually held on Sundays at Champion Lakes Rowing Course. There are also some country regattas eg Bunbury, Boddington, Geraldton, and Broome.
The club draws up an annual budget, and a percentage of all fundraising is assigned to provide assistance to teams that anticipate competing overseas.
Sponsorship plays a significant role for the Fremantle Swan Dragon Boat Club, ensuring equipment and training facilities are maintained, and that uniforms, shade tents and banners can be available. The club could not compete at such a high standard without the faithful commitment of sponsoring companies.
FSDBC Constitution and Policies .
Please click on the link below to read our club constitution.
Please click on the link below to read our club policies.