Home to champions past, present and future, The Leander Academy aims to attract and develop young oarsmen and women with high-potential. We can provide you with state-of-the-art facilities and world class coaching.
Our High Performance Programme is recognised and supported by the GB Rowing Team and funded through the National Lottery.
Leander has a track record of coaching rowers to challenge for a place in the GB Rowing National Squads and is committed to Rowing’s World Class Performance Strategy.
Leander club has some of the best sports facilities in the world. The clubhouse backs onto the River Thames and is seconds away from the finish line of the world famous Henley Royal Regatta course. The boathouse is full of the very best fleet of boats. The gym is fully equipped with Olympic free weights, Concept 2 ergometers, rehabilitation equipment and much more. Physio care keeps the athletes fit. The catering team provides the best nutrition 3 times a day. Athletes relax in the crew room in-between sessions. Have a look at our facilities section to find out more.
Do you have aspirations of rowing for Great Britain?
Our aim is to get athletes into the GB Team and to win Henley Royal Regatta along the way. We have a training strategy that we know works.
You will train with like minded, determined athletes who ultimately are aspiring for the GB Team. Our training program, written by our head coach Mark Banks and his coaching staff, is second to none. Our success paints the picture.
If you would like more information about rowing for Leander Club go to the Row for Leander page.
Since the year 2000 Leander Club athletes have won 40 medals for Great Britain at an Olympic Games or Paralympic Games, 226 Leander athletes have won World Championship Rowing medals, 56 athletes have won Medals at U23 level and 3 athletes have won junior medals.
Leander Club have some of the best athletes in the world. In this section, meet the team and find out more about what drives them.
Vice Captains: Chris Boddy, Louise Reeve, and Nick Middleton
Captains and Vice Captains
Captain: Alex Gregory
Olympic, World and European champion Alex Gregory MBE is the current Captain of Leander. He took over his duties from Debbie Flood on 1 January 2015.
With five world titles to his name, as well as an Olympic gold medal, Alex is ideally placed to lead Leander athletes in the next crucial phase towards the Rio Olympics.
Alex started his rowing career at Evesham RC, moving to Reading University as an undergraduate, before joining Leander on graduation.
Alex lives with his partner, Emily, and children, Jasper and Daisy, in South Oxfordshire.
Rowing News & Results
Find out the latest rowing news and feature articles.
Our crew’s first event of the season was to be this year’s European Championships, held on the Beetzsee in Brandenburg, Germany. This venue held a…
The Committee has recently authorised the design of an official Leander Regatta blazer, modelled above by Monica and Polly, and tailored appropriately for both men…
Brandenburg, Germany 6-8 May 2016 Leander athletes returned from the European Championships in Brandenburg with 15 medals, helping GB top the medal table ahead of…
GB Training Lake, Caversham 11-12 April 2016 Leander athletes were on top of their game this week at Caversham, where the national training centre hosted…
Affinity Discount Leander Academy has negotiated an excellent support arrangement with Lancaster Reading Volvo that benefits both our athletes and Members. Our athletes benefit from…
Mortlake to Putney, 19 March 2016 There was disappointment for Leander at the weekend, when their top club eight were beaten to the title at…
GB Training Lake, Caversham, 21-22 March 2016 Leander reasserted its position as the main feeder Club for the GB international team at this year’s Olympic trials,…
Brandenburg, Germany, 6-8 May 2016 Leander captain Alex Gregory has been announced in a new-look men’s four for next month’s European Championships, where half the…