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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Captains and Vice Captains

Captain: Vicky Thornley

Champion sculler Vicky Thornley has been elected captain of Leander, to become only the second woman to hold the position in the 200-year history of the club

“It’s a big honour and something I never really expected, but to have this happen in Leander’s bicentenary year is very special” she said.

Thornley was a natural choice for the appointment and, since moving to Leander exactly eight years ago, she has amassed an enviable medal haul on the world stage



Vice Captain – EMILY ASHFORD

Vice Captain – ALAN SINCLAIR

Rowing News & Results

Find out the latest rowing news and feature articles.


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: 

Code of conduct and athlete agreement

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

Anti-doping information
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