History

Akuna Dragon Boat Club is a club built to cater for the community, focusing on fun fitness and friendship for the whole family. As a club we aim to open up the sport to people from all walks of life and abilities.
The name Akuna is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning flowing water and moving forward. Our emblem, the Leafy Sea Dragon was designed by Indigenous artist Christine Slabb. The logo and colours together were created by our founders Cathy and Allan, in 2009.

We often enjoy participating in local regattas and the Qld state titles year after year, Akuna has also qualified for the National titles in 2013 and in 2014 paddling on the Olympic Rowing course in Penrith! One of our qualified coaches has successfully qualified for both the Queensland State Team and Australian Aurora’s team for 2017 and will be competing both nationally and internationally. You can help us fulfill our intentions to enter another qualifying team in the future.

Three of the Akuna juniors Sienna-Stahr, Jon and Sam, were selected for the Australian Team with guidance and confidence provided to them by expert coaching as well as support and fundraising by family, friends and fellow Akuna members.

Akuna welcomes all walks of life, cultures, fitness levels and age groups, we have a strong family atmosphere. Our members meet to train together and socalise by way of dinner nights, coffee mornings and many other social events.