What’s this all about?
To use the power of the sport of dragon boating to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve, and have served, with HM Forces.
Purple warriors are fully supported by the military’s Battle Back programme
Purple Warriors is far from just another dragon boat club and charity – it’s a family of serving and retired service personnel who embrace life despite impairments. Purple Warriors overcome struggles side by side, accomplish great things together through sport, and have fun as a team.
Who are Purple Warriors?
Purple Warriors is a new dragon boat club, created specifically for serving and retired members of HM Forces who have some form of disability or impairment as a result of their service.
Purple Warriors has been formed to give you the opportunity to take up a new sport, to train (hard!) and then to compete – on equal terms – against club dragon boat crews from around UK (who will probably have no impaired paddlers!).
We believe Purple Warriors is a world-first. However, the gauntlet has also been thrown down to allied nations in the hope that Purple Warriors will have the opportunity to compete against similar impaired military crews from countries such as Australia, USA and Canada.