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.
Captains and Vice Captains
Captain: Jack Beaumont
Leander Club is pleased to announce Jack Beaumont as its new Club Captain for 2020.
Jack said “I am proud and very excited to be elected Captain of Leander.
The Club has been a part of my life since I was a young boy, when my dad Peter used to bring me to Leander during Henley Royal Regatta each year. I was so excited and inspired as a 10 year old, meeting the GB four and Jürgen Grobler a few weeks before they won Olympic gold in Athens.
It feels very special to become Captain of a club with such history, and a star-studded list of past captains.
I look forward to supporting every athlete as they aim for success in 2020″
Rowing News & Results
Find out the latest rowing news and feature articles.
SPRING 2020 PAUL BIRCHER ELECTED 19471928 – 2019 Paul started rowing at Radley and continued at Christ’s Cambridge where he rowed in three consecutive winning…
When I was elected to Leander Club over 50 years ago (scary thought) I was very proud to become a member of such a prestigious…
How do I contact the Club? The Leander Club office is closed until further notice. Whilst post will be checked, please be aware that if…
After one of the worst ever winters for rowing - the majority of the Heads cancelled because of high river flows all over the country…
Thursday 12 March 2020 Double world champion Erin Kennedy, high performance coach James Loveday and Olympic commentator Robert Treharne Jones will be giving their own…
Senior World Championships, Linz, Ottensheim, Austria Leander Club had 31 athletes selected out of 64, across all boats in this very important year for qualifying…
The women’s development squad were out in force this weekend competing with five boats plus a GB composite quad in the 2019 Henley Women’s Regatta.…
A busy weekend in the Regatta calendar saw Leander's development squad athletes racing at two locations. Marlow International Regatta, that was based at Dorney Lake…
Code of conduct & Anti-doping
The aim of the Code of Conduct is to provide a framework that Leander Club may use to maintain satisfactory standards of conduct, and welfare and to encourage improvement where necessary, and to offer a framework for disciplinary action against an athlete or the parent of a junior athlete.
If you need to get in touch with our Child Welfare Officer, Keith Settle, please email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leander strongly advocates clean sport and abides by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) rules and regulations to protect the integrity of our sport