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.

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.

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.

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

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


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.