An Inclusive Sport

An Inclusive Sport

The British Dragon Boat Racing Association has a Vision and Purpose to enable competitive Dragon Boat Racing for everyone in the UK.

For our sport to achieve its full potential we are here to ensure that whatever your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion or income our sport is open, welcoming and supportive of you.

In order for our sport to grow, improve and prosper we will ensure that our thinking, our policies, our competitions, our support, our officials, our clubs and our members are open and inclusive to all and take action where it might not be.

Below we have gathered some internal and external links to help paddlers, clubs and our sport in general be inclusive (*note many of these links take you to websites not owned by us)

Some important links:

Sporting Equals Charter - Signed the Sporting Equals Race Equality Charter to ensure we are open and equal to everyone.

Commitment to tackling inequality - Signatories to the Sport and Recreation Alliance commitment to start tackling inequalities in sport.

Vision and Strategy - Our five year strategy to improve and change the BDA.

#Paddlerprofiles - Read about some of the people that make our sport.

Paradragons - Para athletes with a physical or mental impairment, train with and compete alongside able-bodied crews at race events around the country and internationally.

This Girl Can - Supporters of this Girl Can campaign to get more women into sport.

Hong Kong Gay Games 2022 - Taking a team to The Gay Games where Dragon Boat Racing will be an event for the first time/

Club Resources:

Inclusivity in Sport - Sport Englands Club Matters guide to being an inclusive club.

Rainbow Ready - A guide by Sports Media LGBT+ on communicating to LGBT+ people in sport.

Inclusive Communications - A guide from Activity Alliance on how to communicate and reach more people, including disabled people.

Inclusive Activities -  An online training module to learn about making physical activity inclusive and accessible to everyone. Usually requires a small fee.

Coaching Sexual Orientation - A short guide from UK Coaching and Pride Sports on things to consider when coaching LGBT+ people.

Being an inclusive Coach - A UK Coaching guide on how to be a more inclusive coach.

Get Out, Get Active - Women in Sport - A tool kit created by the charity, Women in Sport, to help clubs find ways to engage women in their sessions.