Arafura Dragons Paddlers Club


Come and try dragon boating! Beginners are welcome at any of our training sessions. More

Latest News:

June 2014

    • Club members Tadek and Inga are part of the Australian team competing in the Asian Championships and the World Cup. Go team!

March 2014

    • Training nights have changed. We now train Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm and Saturday mornings at 9am. Beginners welcome any time. Come on down!

November 2013

July 2013
    • ADPC Coach Alan Culbertson competed in the Australian team at the World Dragon Boat Championships in Hungary. The sensational results for his Senior C (over 60s) team were:
    • Full results Videos

June 2013

    • ADPC featured on TV - we made the NT Nomad show on Channel 10. Thanks Cody!

May 2013

    ADPC has qualified for the World Club Crew Championships in Italy in 2014. More

April 2013

    How good are we?? We were one of the top clubs in the Australian National Club Crew Championships in Sydney, with 1 Silver Medal and 1 Bronze Medal and a host of top 10 finishes. There were over 80 clubs and 3,000 competitors, but ADPC stood out and did Darwin proud. More

    Coach Alan Culbertson has done 2 radio interviews in the lead up to Nationals. Listen to ABC Radio interview Listen to Territory FM interview

March 2013

    Our Grand Master Women's team was a finalist in NT Team of the Year at the 2013 NT Sports Awards for their stellar performances at the 2012 Australian Nationals and the 2012 Club Crew World Championships in Hong Kong. We didn't take out the gong, but we must have been a close thing!

    We are currently seeking corporate sponsors for 2013/14. More

July 2012

    It's official. We're the best club in the WORLD in our chosen event!! Our Grand Masters Women's 10's team won GOLD in the 200m event at the World Club Crew Championships in Hong Kong! What a fantastic achievement. This is the best result that the club has ever achieved in a world competition. Congratulations to all involved.

April 2012

    We put up a strong showing at the 2012 Australian National Championships in Melbourne. We raced in the Grand Masters division and, despite having only 4 of our Premiers, we also raced in the Premiers division. Some of our achievements were:

    A bronze medal in the Grand Masters Women's 10's 500m. This is the second consecutive year we've won bronze in this event, cementing our position as one of the top teams in Australia. Go women!!

    A grand final contender in the Grand Masters Women's 10's 200m, putting us in the top 6 clubs in Australia in this event

April 2011

    We did well at the 2011 Australian Dragon Boat Championships in Canberra:

    3rd (and a bronze medal) in the Grand Masters Women's 500m 10's. Go women!!! This qualifies us to go to the 2012 World Club Crew Championships in Hong Kong in July 2012

    4th in the Grand Masters Mixed 200m 10's (after winning our heat and semi-final)

    5th in the Grand Masters Women 200m 10's

    5th in the Grand Masters Women 2000m

Aug 2008

    It's official (again). ADPC is one of the top 10 dragonboat clubs in the world in our chosen events. We finished a stellar 7th and 8th in the World Club Crew Championships for the 500m and 200m respectively. More

April 2007

Aug 2006

    Arafura Dragons bring home bronze medal from World Championships in Canada

Last site update: 15.6.2014