Lea Rowing Club receives £400,000 Lottery investment to improve facilities

Lea Rowing Club, based at Spring Hill Park in Clapton, is set to offer better, expanded services to the community in Hackney and surrounding boroughs thanks to £400,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Improvement Fund. After an intensive fundraising programme the construction of a new boathouse building on the Lea Rowing Club site, […]

Maddy Badcott is rowing for Oxford!

Our own Maddy Badcott is in the oxford women’s crew line up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4mIbs-nmBg&sns=em “I first tried rowing at the Lea in summer 2009 when I did one of the LYR summer learn to row courses, although I didn’t actually start training properly until autumn 2011! I think the first race I did was Hampton Head […]

Lea Girls (almost) sweep the Board at Regional Championship Trials

On Sunday 22 March, a team of Lea Juniors raced at the Small Boats Selection Trial for the British Regional Championships. 24 Rowing Clubs and Rowing Schools in British Rowing’s (BR) Eastern Region participated in this event at Peterborough Lake. The Lea Girls romped home in five out of a six possible boat classes and […]

Lea Rowing Club cited as a great example for women in rowing

“I read in the briefing provided by the noble Lord that the Lea Rowing Club is a great example of where attitude change produces results. The focus on men’s and women’s rowing there has shifted in the past few years to the point where they have an entirely equal focus. The women’s eight won the […]

Wins at Henley Fours and Eights

The heavyweight 4+ sees action for the first time since the HOR4s… read on. Having been rained off for two years on the trot, the clement weather meant the race was rowable once again. All that stood between the senior squad and the most hallowed stretch of river in the world of rowing, was the […]

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 […]