The Manning River Dragonboat Club was founded in 2008 after the inaugural meeting on14th April. A committee was formed and initial processes undertaken to become members of DBNSW, obtain a boat and ascertain storage of the boat. Fundraising initiatives saw the club in a healthy position by the time they held 'Come and Try' days in mid August 2008 which successfully established a core membership for the club. The Manning River provides the ideal location for training, with a DBNSW Regatta already established there. The MRDBC entered its first official regatta at Tacoma in January 2009.
The MRDBC is open to the diversity of people living in the area and aims to provide personal and team benefits and great exercise at a beautiful location while fostering good sportsmanship.
To develop as a club through provision of a variety of exercise options to our diverse membership. To ensure that an achievable sport remains accessible to a wide range of the Manning Valley population through utilisation of its major natural resource - the Manning River.