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St Neots Dragon Boat Team started life with a different name, that name was Cool Runnings. Way back in the summer of 1997, a group of 16 friends and colleagues from WR Grace’s entered and took part in the first ever St Neots Towns charity event. The crew powered their way to win the whole regatta, not bad considering that some other teams had competed in the sport previously. During that day Alan Roat, a well established Dragon Boat trainer within the UK, had spotted the crews raw talent and power and offered them the opportunity to train at Milton Keynes Willen Lake and to take part in the next local charity regatta at Bedford’s Rowing Club. The club entered their second race and won again. For the following 12 months Cool Runnings continued to enter charity events, raise money and WIN!

St Neots Dragon Boat Team continue to battle against the very best of England’s Dragon Boat crews. During that time we have had several members of our club represent Great Britain at International Events. We continue to have members of our club train, trial and win places in the Sports National Squads.

St Neots Dragon Boat Team act as co-event organisers for the revived Dragon Boat Festival. This is a massive honour for us and we are delighted to work with the Town Council and The Rotary Club to bring this fantastic and colourful sport to our beautiful town and its river.

On top of training hard and racing harder we are a team that is built around good friendships and with that comes a crazy social scene. We hold regular party nights, often themed, bbq’s and weekends away together. Our ‘The ladies of Cool’ often go out and dance the night away together!

We still dream of one day winning the BDA’s National Premier League. We continue to work towards our goal and maybe with your help it could happen.

St Neots Dragon boat team contact info

  • The Priory, St Neots
  • http://www.stneotsdbt.co.uk
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