Bradford Dragonboat Festival - Youth Championship

Friday 26th June 2020

Following several years of developing the sport of Dragon boating within the Bradford district, the Youth Championship has firmly become an integral part of the hugely successful Bradford Dragon Boat Festival.


There were TWO competition's on the Youth Day, held on Friday 26th June 2020 on the river Aire at Robert’s park in Saltaire. 

Youth Championship - Day Event

0900 - 1445

The event has three original categories and limited to only 25 teams:


  • Primary Year 6    

  • Junior Years 7-9    

  • Senior years 10-13    

Youth Championship - Evening Event

1800 - 2100

The evening event has two categories and limited to only 12 teams:


  • Junior Teams aged 11 – 14   

  • Senior Teams aged 15 – 19    


The competition is open to any school, youth or community group throughout the UK who work with young people aged between 11 - 19.

This day is co-hosted by the Bradford Dragonboat Festival Committee, Bradford Adventure Development Team and Race the Dragon Ltd.

Teams who competed in 2019 

Youth Championship - Day Event

Youth Championship - Evening Event