PERSHORE Phoenix Dragon Boat Club are looking for more members as they put together a team for the 2018 Great River Race on the Thames.

The 21.6-mile boat contest involved around 330 crews last year and Phoenix intend to add some Worcestershire colour to the event.

They are also competing this year for the first time on Saturday, September 9, but in a joint crew with Henley.

Pershore are fourth in the BDA National Standard League this season and next race on Sunday, August 13, at Surrey Docks, London.

Potential new members are welcome on Sundays at 9.30am and Wednesdays at 7pm at Arden Sailing Club, Defford.

For more details email