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.
SEBASTIAN "SEB" MATTHEWS TWITTER: @seb02matthews LONG TERM GOAL: Make U23 team and senior world championship DATE OF BIRTH: 02/12/1996 PLACE OF BIRTH: Norwich HOME TOWN:…
JACOB SOMMER JAMES NOTABLE PERFORMANCES AT HRR Friday at HRR in the Fawley LONG TERM GOAL: To win Henley Royal and one day in the…
GEORGE HALLEWELL TWITTER: @hallewellgeorge INSTAGRAM: georgehallewell LONG TERM GOAL: Representing GB DATE OF BIRTH: 06/03/1991 PLACE OF BIRTH: Thonon-Les-Bains, France HOME TOWN: London HEIGHT:…
HARRY LOUIS OLIVER GLENISTER FACEBOOK: Harry Glenister INSTAGRAM: harry.glenister NOTABLE PERFORMANCES AT HRR GB Vests: Junior World Championships M4x (10th Place) 2013 U23 World Championships…
ROBERT "ROBBY" BEN CROWTHER TWITTER: @Robby_Crowther FACEBOOK: Robert Ben NOTABLE PERFORMANCES AT HRR Saturday at Henley Fawley Challenge Cup 2017 LONG TERM GOAL: LWT…
JONATHAN "JONO" ALASTAIR CHARLES CAMERON NOTABLE PERFORMANCES AT HRR Thames Challenge Cup Semi-Finals Fawley Challenge Cup win LONG TERM GOAL: GB U23 team, GB Senior…
TOM "BALLY" BALLINGER TWITTER: @tomballinger FACEBOOK: Tom Ballinger NOTABLE PERFORMANCES AT HRR Raced at HRR 3 times Semi-Finalist in Fawley Cup 2017 LONG TERM…
BARNABY "BARNEY" GEORGE STENTIFORD TWITTER: @barnstentiford NOTABLE PERFORMANCES AT HRR U23 Worlds 2013 - 4th place in M4x Silver medal at World Universities 2012…
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
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