1 Jenkins Street
New Port SA 5016

PO Box 7024
West Lakes SA 5021

 +61 8 7120 2273

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Adelaide Combined Dragon Boat Club

Adelaide Combined Dragon Boat Club


Race Divisions            Juniors, Open Age (Premier), Masters & B-Grade

Categories                   Mixed, Women & Open


We are Adelaide Combined Dragon Boat Club (ACDC) who have fun, get fit & go paddling.

A couple of experienced dragon-boaters facilitated the formation of this Club and had the foresight to see that country teams struggle to build their numbers due to being in isolated areas and, therefore, developed our Club so that everyone has an equal chance to participate in dragon boating no matter where they are in South Australia. 

ACDC is the newest Club in South Australia. 

In the metropolitan region we are called ‘Dragon Fire’ and, so far, a substantial contingent of members in the South-East called the ‘Desert Dragons’.

Mentored by dedicated personnel with nearly 36 years of experience, accreditation in coaching, sweeping and officiating, 33 Australian, 15 World Club Crew & 3 World Championships between them and serving on the State Association, DragonBoat SA, for a combined 30 years, we are being introduced to this amazing sport by very accomplished and committed people.

Our Mission Statement

We aim to be recognised as a progressive, cohesive and friendly Club encouraging participation from committed and dedicated members in all age groups.

ACDC began in early 2016 and slowly recruited like-minded and passionate people. By August 2016 we were training twice a week with around 15 members and were growing every week.

With the love of the sport, dedication to its growth and development, the support of a new group of founding members and new recruits has kindled the evolution of Dragon Fire. 

Our ongoing recruitment program is rapidly developing ACDC into a force to be reckoned with.

Dragon Fire welcomes all new paddlers to the Club.

All paddlers are given 4 FREE Come & Try sessions. After these sessions you will be addicted, will love our team and want to join us.

Training Times and Venues

The Sailing Club, 1 Jenkins Street, Birkenhead

  •    Monday           6.15pm to 7.30pm
  •    Wednesday     6.15pm to 7.30pm

 Aquatic Reserve, Cnr Bower & Old Port Roads, West Lakes (enter off Bower Road)

  •    Saturday          8.15am to 9.30am
  •    Saturday          9.45am for 10am start – this is an Introductory & Development session for beginners. These sessions are normally followed by a coffee at a local café.

 During these sessions you will be taught the basics over a period of a few weeks, or as long as you need.  When proficient you will be invited to join the Sports paddlers on other days of the week. 

We look forward to introducing you to our Club & its members, an inexpensive, challenging  sport we all enjoy, and our social functions.  We pride ourselves on being family-friendly, multi-cultural with a passion for success.

You may simply choose to be a recreational paddler (until that competitive spirit kicks in).  Beyond local competition are annual Australian Championships, State representation, international championships and festivals and representing Australia as an "Aurora" in World championships.

For further information please contact:  Chris Wood 0419 835 358 or chris.wood@senet.com.au

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