|Full name||Koninklijke Hockey Club Dragons|
|Nickname(s)||The Reds, The Dragons|
|Founded||26 October 1946|
|Home ground||The Mansion of Dragons, Brasschaat|
|League||Men's Belgian Hockey League|
Women's Hockey League
Koninklijke Hockey Club Dragons, also known as KHC Dragons or simply Dragons, is a Belgian field hockey club based in Brasschaat, Antwerp Province. The club was founded in 1946. Since the end of the eighties the club competes in Belgium's first tier, Honour Division.
HC Dragons was founded on the 26th of Octobre 1946 at Café Royal in Berchem. With only 11 members the club played recreational hockey in the Belgian lower divisions.
Before moving in 1961 to the present location in Brasschaat the club played on different fields around Antwerp. The club's turning point came in 1981 when Jacques Daems became the president of the club. It was his ambition that the club should be one of the best in Belgium. A few years later the club installed its first artificial turf and promoted in 1988 to the Honour Division. A year later the women's team promoted to the Honour Division as well.
In 1996 the club celebrated its 50th anniversary and changed its name to Koninklijke Hockey Club Dragons (Royal Hockey Club Dragons). Meanwhile, the club installed its second artificial turf and the club won its first silverware when the women's team won in 1994 the Belgian double.
Ather the first successes with the women's team, the men's team won its first championship in 1997. Ever since both Dragons men and women are considered Belgian top teams.
Together with the rise of Belgian hockey, Dragons flourished as well at the European level. After winning their 6th national title in 2010 Dragons participated for the first time in the Euro Hockey League. Beating the reigning UHC Hamburg. One year later Dragons won the Bronze medal and played the EHL final 2013.
Besides the successes, the club kept growing in numbers and added a third artificial turf in 2013. In 2015 Dragons was the host of the World League Semi Final and added even a fourth field. At the moment KHC Dragons counts 1500 members and is the biggest hockey club in Belgium.
In English communication, the club is often pronounced in an English manner. Officially though, the club has to be pronounced in the French way (drʁagõ) without 's'.
Therefore, the Dragons (De Draken) is a nickname for the players. (sometimes female players are referred to as Dragonettes).
- As of 2018
|No.||Name||Nationality||Date of birth||Previous club|
|1||Marie Goethals||Belgium||?||2017 HC Parc|
|5||Stephanie De Groof||Belgium||29-05-1991||2017 MHC Laren|
|8||Chiara Tiddi||��Italy||?||2016 Real Sociedad|
|9||Flor Admundson Tevez||Spain||12 februari 1996||2017 Pozuelo|
|21||Ophélie Marien||Belgium||22-03-2000||Dragons academy|
|6||Stéphanie Rummens||Belgium||12-05-1993||Dragons academy|
|11||Anne-Sophie Roels||Belgium||19-02-2001||Dragons academy|
|14||Nina de Veer||Netherlands||?||2017 HC Tilburg|
|15||Noor Van De Laar||Belgium||27-12-2000||Dragons academy|
|16||Justine de Vooght||Belgium||21-04-1993||2011 Royal Beerschot THC|
|18||Charlotte Derckx||Netherlands||?||2016 Oranje Zwart|
|3||Laura Patriarche||Belgium||30-06-1990||2009 UWA HC|
|4||Victoria de Mol||Belgium||26-12-2000|
|10||Cinda Sosa||Argentina||2016 KHC Brugge|
|17||Axelle Wauters||Belgium||2015 Braxgata|
|19||Coti Admundson Teves||Spain||12-02-1996||2017 Pozuelo|
|20||Johanne Denayer||Belgium||2015 Dragons academy|
|Assistant||Gilles van Hesteren||Netherlands|
|Stephanie De Groof||Belgium||MHC Laren|
|Nina de Veer||Netherlands||HC Tilburg|
|Flor Admundson Tevez||Spain||Pozuelo|
|Coti Admundson Tevez||Spain||Pozuelo|
|Marie Goethals||Belgium||HC Parc|
|Lena Vandam||Belgium||Rider Broncs|
|Emily Beatty||Ireland||Pembroke Wanderers|
- Men's Belgian Hockey League: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Belgian Cup : 1993, 2002, 2005
- Belgian Indoor Championship : 1999
- EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy : 2001
- EuroHockey Cup Winners Trophy : 2003, 2005
- Euro Hockey League : 2013 Runners Up Bronze Medal 2012, 2014, 2017
- Belgian Championship : 1994
- Belgian Cup : 1994, 2005
- Belgian Indoor Championship : 1997
- ":: KHC Dragons ::". Retrieved 2015-02-01.
- "KHC Dragons - Twitter". Retrieved 2015-02-01.
- "Championnat de Belgique de hockey - Competitions". Retrieved 2015-02-01.
- "Heren 1 - Spelers en staf". dragons.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 November 2018.
- "O'Donoghue and Good continue Dragons' Irish connection". ehlhockey.tv. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- "Shimmins set to breathe fire with Dragons next season". www.hookhockey.com. 13 June 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- "Beatty, Lloyd and Carey set for foreign pastures". www.hookhockey.com. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2018.