22 September 2021

New rowing coach joins the team

richard chambers

Richard Chambers becomes assistant women’s coach

Richard is a three-time Olympic athlete, Olympic silver medallist and world champion, who also rowed for Leander Club after graduating from university, until his retirement in 2017.

He then went on to coach at Cambridge university as assistant men’s coach for three years before taking on the role of women’s lead coach at Oxford Brookes University, culminating in a fantastic win at Henley Royal in the new student women’s 8+ event the Island Challenge and also making the final of the open women’s 8+ the Remenham Challenge.

Alongside this, he has consistently developed athletes for the GB U23 team and also coached U23 crews to world medals.

Leander Chief Coaches Ross Hunter and Matt Beechey said “The athletes and coaches are very excited to have Richard joining our team, He is a fantastic coach with a real depth of experience and he brings a positive energy both on and off the water. Bringing in a coach of his level really shows the ambition of the Club and how committed we are to developing the talent of the future”.

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