Dragon boater’s success

A MEMBER OF THE "MOTLEY CREW": Grant Tattersall with the medals he won at the Pacific Masters Games held on the Gold Coast earlier this month. Photo supplied.

A MEMBER OF THE "MOTLEY CREW": Grant Tattersall with the medals he won at the Pacific Masters Games held on the Gold Coast earlier this month. Photo supplied.

The Lithgow Flash Dragons can claim another Dragon Boat representative success.

Hot on the heels of  Lithgow Flash Dragons member Zayne Bray’s Australian representation in Dragon Boat Paddling, the Flash Dragons can boast the success of another of their members in the frame of Grant Tattersall.

Tattersall trialled and was selected to paddle with the “Motley Crew” team.

The team is made up of the best Dragon Boat paddlers stretching from all the way from Newcastle to the NSW and Queensland border.

The “Motley Crew” competed at the Pacific Masters Games held on the Gold Coast earlier this month.

Tattersall put a great effort into his selection.

He travelled regularly from his home base in Lithgow to training and selection sessions as far north as Port Macquarie.

His dedication paid off as not only did he get selected in the team of 22 paddlers he returned home with a swag medals.

His dedication paid off as, not only did he get selected in the team of 22 paddlers, he returned home with a swag medals.

A great effort considering there where 16 top quality representative teams in the competition.

Tattersall’s haul of medals included two silver in the 500 metres, a silver in the 200 metres and a bronze in the 200 metres.

In other Lithgow Flash Dragon news the club would like to acknowledge the sporting grant recently received from Centennial Coal.

The funding will be utilised in the purchase of a specific Dragon Boat drum to compliment and complete the fit out of the Club’s competition Dragon Boat.

Anyone wishing to give the sport a trial to see if it suits them as an alternative sporting outlet should get in contact or go and check out the club’s activities.

The club regulary trains along with competing in around eight regattas a year at locations including Orange, Penrith, Darling Harbour and the Illawarra. You don’t have to compete to be member though.

Join the Lithgow Flash Dragons on Wednesday afternoons at 6pm or Sundays at 9am at the Community Boat Shed at Lake Wallace Wallerawang.

Alternatively you can call give Gary Hoye on 63514280 or 0433557521. .

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