A sign you have a positive club culture is laughter. Just listen to how much laughter there is in your club. Laughter is a very good sign of positivity. You can work hard and still laugh and enjoy your training more.
This was more than evident when Clarence Coast Dragon Boat Club changed venues and travelled to Brushgrove to hit the water for our Saturday training session. After 30 mins of moderate to high intensity drills paddling the Main Arm towards Lawrence a change of sweeps at the back of the boat, we spent the next 30 mins repeating the various drills on the South Arm of the Clarence River in near perfect conditions. After the final drill, the chat began about what breakfast would be ordered at the Brushgrove Pub m’mmm an egg and bacon roll or an eggs Benedict or fresh fruit and yoghurt. Not to be disappointed Luke had prepared a table close to the river and we indulged in a feast.
As coffee was sipped the award winners were announced for the FIFA Women’s World Cup competition – The Golden Boot, The Best Goal Golden Glove and Best Player received their trophies.