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MAR 06 2018 09:00

Notice of AGM & Voting

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the BDA Ltd is to be held on Saturday 24th March 2018 at Worcester University, commencing at 4pm. The formal notice of the AGM has been updated to include nominations received. ...Read more

FEB 18 2018 01:00

The National League is changing

There are some exciting changes to the National League for 2018. ...Read more

FEB 13 2018 11:59

AGM Sessions finalised

The sessions we will be running prior to the AGM on 24th March have been finalised. ...Read more

FEB 12 2018 09:18

Notice of the 23rd AGM of the BDA

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the BDA Ltd is to be held on Saturday 24th March 2018 at Worcester University, commencing at 4pm. ...Read more

FEB 11 2018 06:30

Henley Winter Series Change of Organiser

Carolyn Lewisohn who has organised the Henley Winter Series for a number of years now has recently handed over the organisation of future HWS races to Zlatka Larsen. ...Read more

FEB 09 2018 04:00

National League dates 2018

The following dates are confirmed for National League events for 2018. ...Read more

FEB 09 2018 03:00

Ladies & Mixed Racing Rules 2018

As part of the National League shake up for 2018, the Exec has decided to change the mixed boat make up for a 20 person boat to follow the IDBF and adopt the ‘a maximum of 10 paddlers of either gender’ ruling. ...Read more

JAN 18 2018 09:00

A Tribute to Bryan Hartley

Bryan passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Cardiff, on Friday 4th January 2018, after a short illness. ...Read more

JAN 04 2018 10:00

BNTS & BDA Membership

It has come to our attention that some BNTS attendees may not be current paid up members of the BDA. ...Read more

OCT 02 2017 10:00

Nationals Results Published

The results for the recent 2 days of Dragon Boat racing from the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham have been published and can be downloaded from the 2017 results page. ...Read more

SEP 26 2017 08:00

The passing of Tony Bushell

It is with great sadness that the BDA reports the passing of Tony Bushell, on the 25 September 2017, from a rare form of cancer that he had fought for the past 18 months. Tony was one of the first people to join the BDA after he helped to form the Winchester Dragons and some time later Notts Anaconda. ...Read more

APR 05 2016 06:00

Paddle back ! - The Purple Warriors are coming . . .

Today a new dragon boat club emerges to join the thousands worldwide, but this one is different. Purple Warriors is a club solely for serving and retired members of HM Forces who, as a result of their service to this country, are suffering from some form of impairment. ...Read more

DEC 31 2015 10:00

A New Year Honour

Our very own Joanne Griffiths has been awarded an MBE in the recently announced New Year Honours list. ...Read more

DEC 17 2015 11:44

AIMS gets IOC Recognition

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) Executive Board has approved IOC recognition of AIMS (Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport) ...Read more

OCT 25 2015 08:18

DBS Checks for Club Officers & Coaches

It is a requirement for our insurance that each of our Club Coaches and key Club Officers has a DBS certificate issued within the last 3 years. ...Read more

SEP 23 2015 10:00

New membership options

At the Exec meeting following the last Congress in 2014 it was agreed that we would introduce a partial years membership option so members joining the BDA from 1st August onwards would pay a reduced rate of £20 for the remainder of the year instead of having to pay the full year rate of £35. We have since agreed a reduced Junior rate for a partial years membership from 1st August of £15 rather than the full year rate of £25. ...Read more

FEB 13 2014

Welcome to the new website!

The new BDA Website goes live today. has a fresh new look and feel and will be getting even better over the coming months. Check back regularly to stay in touch with the latest news from dragon boating in the UK and to see the new features as we add them to the site. ...Read more