Sports, regardless of being in a team or individual, can teach you many lessons. Individual sport encourages you to express yourself, but a team sport is still a better school. Team sport teaches you about trust, communication, leadership, it shapes your character strength in relation to others, develops your social skills and even improves work ethic.
When you are part of a team, you only not think of how you can improve your self to contribute to the team, but you also help your team mates improve so you can work together. You become less self-centered. You think of your how your actions would affect your team mates. In individual sport, the blame and credits goes to that individual, but in a team sport, would you blame and credit only one? There’s a whole lot of truth to what coach is always saying, “The team is only as strong as its weakest member.” But what does it really mean to you to be part of a team? Would you be willing to make sacifices for other people? Not necessarily that you need to go great heights to serve your purpose as a team member, but giving your time, commitment and effort, in and out of the boat, whether during training, or our social events. You have a role to play. You matter.
And talking about being a part of a team, we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that membership fees are due before the AGM. Cheers😊~
Sports Hub-SDBA Century Dragon Boat Race
Sports Hub, Kallang Basin
The dragon boat race season opens and kicks off with the Century Race. This is the 2nd year of this race and is part of the Sports Hub community play day and features a charity segment with the DB Hearts Challenge.
It’s time to sign up and commit to training! This year, it will not be just for newbies. All members are welcome to sign up.
To sign up for this race, click on this Google form. Please do read the information of the race on the form.
Regular and Race Training
Wednesday – 6.30 a.m.
Saturday – 2.45 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m.
Wednesday and Sunday training will be based on sign ups.
2.45pm @ the cage. Please let Aoife or Richard know if you are going to be late.
For newbies, please do take note of the following training procedure to be followed when you arrive at the cage:
1. Register for attendance and pay for training
2. Take a paddle, PFD(life vest), and bum pad.
3. If you don’t have your own water, please take 2-3 bottles of water that the team is providing.
4. Help prepare the boats for training. If you need guidance on where to go or what to do, please ask any of the regular members or your captains.
Note: We are trying to lessen the use of plastic bottles for training, please help us do this by bringing your own water and reusable containers. And please, do not leave food in the cage. Even if you have it inside your bag, which you think the scavengers will not find.
Gaelic Dragons Bootcamp
Find us at The Promontory @ Marina Bay (under the giant fans – message Gaelic Dragons or Kollarics Bence on Facebook for directions)7:30pm til 8:30pm, every Tuesday.
How much? $5 for PAYG members, and free for subscription members! What to bring? water, towel and a shitload of enthusiasm!
New Year Quiz 2018
18 January, 8pm
The Penny Black
Join the quiz master for the first quiz of the year this coming Thursday! Bring your family, friends, colleagues, your significant other and enjoy the night of fun, and a pint (or bucket).
Gaelic Dragons Annual General Meeting 11 February, 1.30 p.m. The Penny Black
Time for us to review what happened and what we accomplished last year, and find out what’s coming this new season.
Why you should attend the AGM….
– We will review year 2017, this includes updates of our team resources
– We will share what events and races to look forward to this 2018
– You will get to vote for that Gaelic you think deserves to be seated on the committee(Provided, they will be willing to commit to the role, and, a paid Gaelic member of course!).
– You will celebrate the new season with our sponsor pub, The Penny Black, and get a head start to be the next biggest spender for 2018.
The meeting agenda has been emailed to you by Aoife, along with the nomination guidelines and details. Please send Aoife a message if you didn’t receive the email.
Save the dates!
Fun Races & Upcoming Social Events
We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.
Sports Hub – SDBA Dragon Boat Century Race
Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival
May 26-27 / June 2-3
DBS Marina Regatta
Singapore Dragon Boat Festival
AustCham 5k and 10k Challenge
36th Singapore River Regatta
Fun Races & Upcoming Events
Gaelic Dragons Annual General Meeting (AGM)
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