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.
Paralympic Games Regatta Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro 9-12 September 2016 Great Britain’s rowers made history in Rio when they took three golds and…
World Championships Willem-Alexander Baan, Rotterdam 21-28 August 2016 Twelve Leander athletes returned with medal from Rotterdam, where the brand-new Willem-Alexander Baan hosted the non-Olympic and…
Olympic Games Regatta Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro 6-13 August 2016 Please scroll down for daily racing results and progression More Leander Olympic news…
Leander Crews at Henley Royal Regatta 29 June - 3 July 2016 Words by Yasmin Tredell Photography by Robert Treharne Jones Please scroll down for…
Henley Royal Regatta 29 June - 3 July 2016 Click here for race reports and photographs of all Leander crews at this year's Regatta Despite…
At school, I was one of those really sporty kids who was in every team, staying after school every day to practice. Basketball, netball, badminton…
Bosbaan, Amsterdam 4-5 June 2016 With Henley preparations in full flow Leander headed overseas to the Holland Beker regatta in Amsterdam, where our Ladies’ Plate…
Eton Dorney Lake 27-29 May 2016 Leander’s junior athletes scored a notable success at the National Schools Regatta last weekend when their J18 quad scull…