Rick Salisbury honoured with DBWA’s highest award

Rick - David Blackley croppedCockburn Blade’s member Rick Salisbury was recently awarded DBWAs highest award, the David Blackley Award.  The recipient of this award demonstrates standards of behaviour that reflect moral values and depth of character in advancing the spirit of dragon boating.

Rick joined Cockburn Blades in 2004 and has since held committee positions within his club and at a State level on the board of Dragonboating WA. He has represented the Club and the State almost every year, and was selected as flag bearer for Western Australia at last year’s Australian Dragon Boat Championships.

In addition to his committee involvement, Rick’s has contributed much in the way of ‘hands on’ work for the sport. He is encouraging and inclusive of all members and does not hesitate to place the needs of the club over his own individual requirements.

Cockburn is very proud of Rick and considers him to be the epitome of what this award represents.


Long-serving members honoured at first regatta

The day started bright and early for the Cockburn Blades as the first regatta of the season also celebrated the clubs 30th Anniversary. The members proceeded to set up the tents and the BBQ. The substantial raffle prizes were well displayed and caught the eye of many a paddler willing to try their luck. Club members also contributed to setting for DBWA and helping other clubs unload their boats.