New Paddlers

If you are interested in joining our team.

Register now for a free Dragon Pass. The dragon pass gives new paddlers an opportunity to trial dragon boating for four weeks, unlimited sessions for free.

Just click on the link below to register and a Brave Hearts representative will be in touch to introduce you to our club.

We welcome all ages from 10 to 100 years.  If you require assistance with the ‘Dragon Pass’ or further information, email;

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What we provide

  • Dragon Boat
  • Paddle
  • PFD (Life Jacket)
  • Coaching
  • Good Times

What to bring

  • Sport attire (will probably get wet)
  • Dry change of clothes
  • Water
  • Desire for fun!

Where to find us

The Brave Hearts’ shed is located behind Gateway Lakes opposite Gateway Village. Continue following Lemke Rd until you get to the Parklands Albury Wodonga office on the right, we are on the left.


Joining Brave Hearts

You’ve tried out and know you’re hooked? We don’t blame you.

Brave Hearts is split into three groups of paddlers:

  • Competitive – For those who want to race and compete
  • Fitness – For those wanting to train hard and keep fit
  • Social – For those just wanting a good time

Application Form

You can fill out our application form here. Details for payment is on the form, and you can email or bring it with you at the next training session.

Costs involved

Dragon Boating does not come without it’s costs.

Competitive paddlers are looking at a cost of approximately $120 per regatta for regatta fees, travel and accommodation. Our team manager will organise group travel and accommodation to help keep costs low.

Although we provide paddles and PFDs, serious paddlers would be looking at getting their own. A good carbon fibre paddle will cost between $150 and $300, and a PFD can be purchased from between $50 and $150.

Pathways to Success

Being part of a local club is the first step on your pathway to success in competing at national and international level.

Victorian State Team

Applications for the Victorian State Team open mid season and successfull applicants will find themselves competing with the best in the state to take home gold against the other states at the annual Australian Dragon Boat Championships.

Australian Auroras

The Auroras are Australia’s elite paddlers, they train extremely hard and travel worldwide to compete at global dragon boating competitions. The Aurora’s crew is so large that it has more members than the Australian Olympic team.

In 2017 Nerida Millward one of our own Brave Hearts was successful in competing in the world championships in China.  Well done Nerida!!!

Nerida Millward