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: Nick Middleton
Nick Middleton was a national-standard swimmer, training at Loughborough University.
His arrival proved the start of an enormously successful rowing career, and within two years he had won his first Henley medal as a member of the 2010 crew which won the Prince of Wales’ Challenge Cup. He has since won the Prince of Wales a further three times, but made the switch to sweep rowing to race in the winning Ladies’ Plate eight in 2013.
This year Middleton was selected for the first World Cup regatta of the season in Italy, where he finished sixth in the double scull with Jack Beaumont. They repeated that result six weeks later in Lucerne and decided to enter the Double Sculls at Henley, which they duly won.
Despite having no Olympic experience the new captain can draw upon six years of international representation, which began in 2010 at the U23 World Championships in Belarus.
“Leander is my first rowing club, my only club, and that means everything to me. To represent the athletes is a fantastic feeling”
Follow Nick on Instagram: @nickmiddletonphoto
Rowing News & Results
Find out the latest rowing news and feature articles.
The international season kicked off in fine style for Leander athletes last weekend, when the major events in Serbia and Belgium brought yet more gold…
John Collins won the men's single sculls at GB Trials, where Leander athletes were in fine form, winning all six events on the card. The…
Tuesday 13 June 2017 Leander members are invited to join Mike Sweeney, this year's Captain of Huntercombe Golf Club, for a special Leander Golf Day, for…
Putney to Mortlake Sunday 2 April 2017 Oxford and Cambridge Universities shared top honours in this year’s Cancer Research UK Boat Races on Sunday. Oxford…
University Stone to Furnival Steps Saturday 1 April 2017 When Cambridge won the Veterans’ Boat Race ten Leander members were at the heart of the…
Mortlake to Putney 11 March 2017 Leander athletes reigned supreme at the Women’s Eights Head in London last Saturday, when they completed the 4¼ mile…
Leander athletes had a strong start to their spring season last weekend, with two first places at the Reading University Head. Racing as Star and…
Leander athletes dominated GB Trials last weekend, where new recruits to the national team shone brightly against the established stars of Rio. The club’s heavyweight…
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, Adam Moffatt, please email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
British Rowing strongly believes in clean sport and works in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and our International Federation, FISA, to protect the integrity of our sport.