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Desley Ralph

I joined Dragons Abreast Townsville (aka Twin Titties) in 2008, after hearing a very passionate speaker at an Encore program. I found myself surrounded by an amazing group of women, with a wonderful zest for life. I was encouraged to join the committee and I went on to serve in various positions, including foundation committee…

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Vivienne Williams

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and was introduced to dragon boating in March 2017 with Pendragons Abreast in Penrith. I was bitten by the dragon and have loved the sport ever since. I went to Florence in 2018 and New Zealand in 2023 for the IPCPC event, amazing events with breast cancer survivors and…

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Robyn Ridnell

Robyn was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2011, at age 47. Trying to think of positives to this diagnosis, she thought “Well, now I can take up dragon boating” and this changed her life. She joined DA Bendigo in 2012, and having a passion for figures, she became their treasurer 3 years…

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Rose Glassock

30 years as a Registered Psychologist working for the NSW Department of Education where she is currently working as a Psychology and Wellbeing Coordinator. With 15 years in her private practice Cocoon Counselling service, Rose specialises in using Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment therapy. Rose has published articles on the use of Positive Psychology…

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Ann Boulton

Annie’s experience with dragon boating began in October 2013 with DA Illawarra and Illawarra Dragon Boat Club. She is a Committee Member for IDBC, L3 Sweep, L1 Coach and DAA Team Hope Manager (for IBCPC NZ 2023) and has held the position of YWCA Encore Facilitator – South Coast since 2017.  She has held many roles at senior management level, and…

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Wynette Monserrat

Wynette discovered dragon boating after looking for a way to stay fit and have fun after a breast cancer diagnosis. Five years on and it is now her passion and she wants others to discover it too. She joined the board to help ensure that dragon boating is fun, safe and personally fulfilling for all…

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