Represent South Australia in Dragon Boat Racing

Become a member of the Junior (U18) South Australian Dragon Boat State Team ‘Dragonmites’ and you’ll have the opportunity to travel to local, interstate and international racing competitions.

Benefits of Paddling

  • Learn New Skills
  • Improve your Health and Fitness
  • Travel Interstate and Overseas
  • Make New Friends
  • Enjoy the Outdoors

Join the Team

Dragon Boat teams are comprised of men, women and students of varying ages and fitness levels. The Dragonmites train from the boatshed at Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road at West Lakes. We invite you to join us either socially or competitively, to train and compete in the upcoming season. Dragon boating is the world’s fastest growing team sport, very social, inexpensive, and steeped in tradition.

From 1 March 2024, smoking and vaping will be banned in all public areas at and within 10 metres of playing and viewing areas during organised under-18 sporting events, including training/practice sessions in preparation for an organised underage sporting event.


All fitness levels are welcome!

To join the Dragonmites is free once you are a member of an SA based Dragon Boat Club. Details of DBSA member clubs can be found on the DBSA website.

Aquatic Reserve, corner of Bower Road and old Port Road, West Lakes. You’ll be given access to an App which will keep you abreast of training sessions and competitions. All sessions are optional, there is no minimum training requirement, however like anything the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.

For more information

Contact John Holland, Junior State Coach
Phone 0412 356 616

DBSA promote a fun, inclusive and safe environment for its Junior participants. Develop friendships, leadership and team building skills; health and fitness and competitiveness; an affinity with the water; as well as a cultural education of dragon boat racing and paddling.

Becoming a member of the South Australian Dragonmites offers fantastic opportunity to compete in local competition and against other States' Juniors at the Australian National Championships held annually.