Honour. Focus. Engage.

New Dragons is a competitive dragon boat team affiliated with the University of Toronto.  As of Nationals this year, we are the top Canadian team in both the University and U24 divisions.  We are also the current University Cup Champions at TIDBRF, and we have held this title ten times in our history.

As a team, we are comprised of students from various universities pursuing education at the undergraduate and graduate level.  As a family, we help push each other through the struggles of training, school, work, and everything else life throws at us.  Our passion keeps us strong and our bond keeps us together.

We're Recruiting.

New Dragons is looking for committed individuals to join us for the 2019-2020 season to compete in the Club Crew World Championship in Aix-les-bains, France.  We look for candidates from both inside and outside of the University of Toronto, and we welcome both experienced and beginner paddlers to try out. With us, you can train with a diverse team of athletes throughout the season and you can always find a place in our family. 

Why Join New Dragons?

World Class Performance

We are the fastest university team in Canada.  We’ll be bringing that same performance to the international stage.

Tight Knit Community

Our community isn’t restricted to the gym.  From late nights at the library to weekend hangouts, we support each other no matter where we are.

Growth and Development

From beginners to veterans, we maintain an environment where everyone is encouraged to be the best they can be.

Life as a New Dragon

We're more than a team. We're a family.

Initially, I didn’t even know what dragon boat was, until a former captain invited me to a team workout on a Saturday morning in my first year. Today, I stand in his shoes and look back to see how far everyone has come. Each season, all of the months of training, studying together, and time outside of practice has helped us to grow as students, athletes, and most importantly, a family.

Getting up that Saturday morning was one of the best choices I have ever made. I’ve learned some of my most important lessons, gained great opportunities, and made some of my closest friends during my journey with New Dragons.

And now, let this be the start of yours. Let’s see where it takes you, and how far you’ll go.
Sajad Sadat
Captain (2019-2020)

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