Leander Club, acknowledged as the most successful Olympic sports club in the world, is now looking forward to the development of new outreach and legacy commitments, as part of its long-term vision towards the Tokyo Olympics and beyond. During Leander’s bicentenary celebrations in 2018 a range of events and activities will be held in Henley, as well as prestigious venues in London, Dublin, Sydney and New York. In partnership with World Rowing, Leander will also help to raise the sport’s profile and accessibility internationally and, as part of that initiative, some of Leander’s GB athletes will row 900 km down the Kafue River in Zambia in August 2018, to raise the profile of the sport in sub-Saharan Africa. At the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 we expect that, once again, half the GB Rowing Team members will be Leander athletes.
As part of the bicentenary celebrations, Leander Club invited the local community to decorate 200 papier-mâché hippos. The schools, groups and local artists taking part have created some very impressive designs!
All the hippos will be placed in and around Henley so as many as possible can be seen over the Summer – you’ll be able to look out for them in shop windows, Leander Club and the River and Rowing Museum
More news on where the hippos can be seen and how to bid for them is available on our auction page. All the money raised will go to supporting the Kafue River and Rowing Centre
LONDON GUILDHALL BICENTENARY BANQUET
WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2018
We welcomed back our Leander Rio Olympians at London Guildhall in 2016 and this fabulous venue and their excellent caterers provided us with a superb evening
If you have not yet attended a Bicentenary event (or even if you have), this is a night not to be missed as it’s the final one in the calendar!
Leander Club is home to champions past, present and future. Our Members have won more Olympic medals than any other single-sport Club in the world. Our young high-potential oarsmen and women enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and world class coaching. Do you have what it takes?
Leander Club Membership brings many benefits. Members enjoy Clubhouse hospitality seven days a week. The Clubhouse also provides a privileged base for Henley Royal Regatta and there is an active program of Club and campaign events throughout the year. You don’t have to be a rower to apply to join us as a Club Member.
Companies engage with Leander for a variety of reasons. Apart from sponsorship and brand alignment, we organise events to engage customers, executive teams and employees in innovative and often prestigious ways. Adjacent to the Stewards’ Enclosure, Henley Royal Regatta guests at Leander enjoy excellent hospitality at what some would call the spiritual home of world rowing. From April – October our athletes deliver corporate rowing activities and performance-related talks or workshops, designed to motivate and inspire executive teams. But Leander is more than an elite performance rowing club. In addition, the club is an impressive venue full of rowing memorabilia, with excellent facilities for formal meetings, seminars and workshops. It also has 11 comfortable 4* rowing-themed bedrooms. Where better to inspire your corporate guests or delegates than on the Thames at the world’s most successful Olympic sports club?!
The extraordinary success of Team GB at the Olympic Games in Rio has placed them at the top of the rowing medal table. Twelve Leander athletes won medals (out of GB’s total of 26) to swell the Club’s tally of Olympic medals from 111 in 2012 to an amazing 123.