Greenwich Head Feb 2015

Lea women win the Fastest Women’s crew and Fastest Women Novice 8+ Greenwich 2014 will stay etched on my memory forever I think… shoulder-height waves crashing over the bows… freezing cold water sloshing around my ankles… So it was with some trepidation and a new pair of Sealskinz (thanks Santa!) that I arrived this year. […]

Junior Girls Training Camp at Henley
17 & 18 January 2015

The Lea WJ16 VIII were invited to Henley last weekend as guests of Leander Club and Upper Thames Rowing Club for some serious on-water rowing training and not so serious pep talks from a host of GB Rowing Internationals. In this picture Debbie Flood, twice Olympic Silver medallist, World Champion many times over and first […]

Forest School Rower remembered at the Lea

On Sunday 14th December, a group of crewmates who rowed together as schoolboys at Forest School gathered at Lea Rowing Club today to celebrate the life of one of their number, Matthew Brown who died recently.  They have bought a new Olympic Class Double Scull for the Junior Section in his memory and named the […]

Good day at Walton

The junior squad had a really good day at Walton on Saturday 13th Dec – 1st place in J17,2x and J16.2x, as well as a smattering of very good results from the rest of the squad It was a long day of racing, with Lea represented in all four divisions, and with very cold conditions […]

Lea Rowing Club honours famous Hackney Sporting Family

On Saturday 6th December, 94 year old Phyllis Mallin, current head of a famous local sporting family christened a new Junior Rowing Eight at the Club. Phyllis’s Husband and Brother in law, Fred and Harry Mallin, are Hackney legends, having boxed for Great Britain in the Olympics in 1920, 1924 and 1928 winning two Gold […]

Annual General Meeting – Oct 2014

Announcing the officers who were elected at the Annual General Meeting Captain – Richard Ellis President – Dave Carruthers Facilities Director – Robin Jones Board members – Ian Huckvale, Mark Cushway, Fred Shearer. Secretary – Sally Lawrence We are particularly pleased to welcome two new Board members, Ian and Robin who bring a substantial depth of […]

Frank Kershaw celebrates his 80th.

Frank Kershaw, long serving recreational rower celebrated had a surprise birthday party while out rowing with the rest of the recreational squad. The squad surprised him with Champagne, cake and balloons halfway through his outing. We think he enjoyed it!

Bridget and Amanda take silver for England at the Home Countries regatta

Bridget and Amanda, representing England, took silver at the Home Countries regatta in Ireland. They beat off Wales, Ireland but were narrowly inched out by Scotland in the Women’s Pair. Congrats Ladies!

Juniors Triumph at 2014 British Championships

A great weekend in Nottingham for the Lea Juniors as two crews delivered the silverware at the British Junior Championships. All five boats entered in the event by the Club made the A or B Finals and the Lea Composite Championship Girls VIII took a Bronze and the Junior 15 Girls Coxed Quad rounded off […]

LEA Juniors dominate London Youth Games

6th July 2014: Young athletes from Lea Rowing Club dominated the London Youth Games Indoor Rowing Competition today at the final weekend of the nine month long competition. Our juniors, which represented six London Boroughs, won two Golds (Girls J16 and Boys J15), one Silver (Girls J15) and a Bronze (Girls J15) in the top […]