31 August 2021

LEANDER GOLD AT THE TOKYO PARALYMPICS & join the heroes’ return party

Leander Club's Erin Kennedy who has just become a Gold medallist in the PR3 Mixed coxed four

Tokyo 2020

A huge congratulations goes to Leander Club’s Erin Kennedy who has just become a Gold medallist in the PR3 Mixed coxed four with her crew mates Ellen, James, Olly, Giedre – well done on a fantastic win! 


Join the Heroes’ Return celebrations

Saturday 18th September 1pm at Leander Club

In the time honoured tradition, our returning Olympic athletes will be taking part in the Heroes’ Return. This is our chance to personally congratulate and celebrate with all of those who put their careers on hold and made the dream come true – representing their country at the Olympics. This is an incredible achievement and as a Club, we are so very proud of each and every one of them.

The parade around Henley will take place with a row past on the Thames and an open-top bus tour through the town. We would love to see as many Members as possible attend and join us at the Club for the reception and party. It’s a chance to mix with Olympians, hear their stories direct and put money behind the bar to buy them a drink if you wish.

All Members are invited to the party and can bring as many guests as they like – the more the merrier! No booking required.

We’ll have BBQ food to purchase as well as full indoor and outdoor bar service from midday. Plus, there’s a a live band, so make a date in your diary to come along! Who knows, you could have the opportunity to hold one of those winning medals too!

As well as meeting our returning heroes, it’s a great chance to also welcome our 2022 squad, who will have joined us just a few days earlier. Let’s help our future stars to feel welcome in their new rowing home too.

Key timings

9:30 Breakfast and Media Briefing at Leander Club

10-11:15 Row Past heading towards the River and Rowing Museum and then to Upper Thames Rowing Club

11:25 Open top bus leaves Leander for town Hall Via Hart Street, Bell Street, New Street, Thameside North and Hart Street

12:10 Bus arrives at Town Hall

12:15-12:55 Athletes arrive at Town Hall. Guard of Honour, Speeches and Photos

13:00-13:10 Athletes return to Leander on Open Top Bus, accompanied by the Mayor

13:10 Athletes and party welcomed back to Leander by President.


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