Clubs are the foundation of The BDA. There are many clubs all round the country, to find your nearest you can use our Club Finder.
Your nearest club may be a very serious racing club, or it may be a very social club but chances are that it will be a mixture of the two. Dragon boats clubs tend to be very social, the very nature of Dragon Boat racing means that you typically need at least 20 people to make a racing crew happen, you cannot do it on your own.
In a club you will need qualified helms & coaches. The BDA has created and maintains a Modular Coaching Scheme which allows individuals to develop their own Dragon Boat Racing related skills at their own pace, all the way from a Basic Helm up to Coach Level 4 operating at the highest international level of the sport.
The BDA has also created and maintains a number of policies that will make running and managing a club easier, while maintaining compliance with the BDA's Insurance terms & conditions.
You can find club related forms & policy documents in the Club Documents section.
Currently registered clubs are listed below, to find your nearest use the Club Finder.
|Club Name||Location||Website||Contact Email|
|Bristol Empire Dragons||Bristolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dragon Boats on Loch Ken||Castle Douglas||www.dragonboatsonlochken.co.uk|
|Exe-Calibre Dragon Boat Club||Exeteremail@example.com|
|Pershore Phoenix DBC||Pershorefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Purple Warriors||No Home Baseemail@example.com|
|St Neots DBT||St Neots||www.stneotsdbt.co.uk|
|Secklow Hundred||Milton Keynesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Soaring Dragons Loughborough||Loughboroughemail@example.com|
|Tees Valley Dragons||Stockton on Teesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Thames Dragon Boat Club||Londonemail@example.com|
|Typhoon Dragon Boat Club||Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Windy Pandas Dragon Boat Club||Londonemail@example.com|
|Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club||Worcesterfirstname.lastname@example.org|