Lea Juniors selected for International Honours

Two girls from the Club’s Barnstorming Junior Girls First VIII have been selected to row for their country. Flo Donald, 17, the five girl, has been selected to row for Great Britain at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Poznan, Poland where she will compete in the Coxless Four and the VIII. Emily Downey, also […]

Junior Squad advances at British Champs

Our biggest ever squad of nearly 30 Juniors competed in 10 crews in the three day championships at Nottingham this weekend. The best news is that we advanced to 12th position out of 50 in the Victor Ludorum tables of GB’s best Juniors up from 14th last year. Jasper and Louis made it look easy […]

Two former Lea Juniors get their GB vests

GB Rowing Team this week announced its crews for the European Universities Games in Zagreb this summer with two former Lea Juniors selected. Tom Mapp, (picture) Lea class of 2013, is in his final undergraduate year at Bath University studying Maths and will be rowing in the Men’s Heavyweight double (M2x) and Tuentje Tijsson, Lea […]

British Rowing Masters Championships June 2016

A sizeable contingent of rowers from several squads in the club travelled up to Nottingham for the British Rowing Masters Championships on Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of June. Held at the Holme Pierrepoint National Watersports Centre, this regatta features multi-lane racing over 1000m on a purpose built straight course. ‘Brit Masters’ is […]

National Schools Regatta 2016 Report

A very successful Regatta for all five Lea Crews which took part in this major event in the Junior Calendar at Eton Dorney, which had so many entries that most boat classes saw eight lane racing. The boy’s quad came 7th in the A final, the girl’s eight came 6th in the A final and […]

Glory for Hackney female rowers at London 2012 rowing course

It was a great weekend at the Metropolitan Regatta at Eton Dorney for Lea Rowing Club Women and Girls. On Saturday, the Women’s Squad WIM2 Coxed Four took an early lead in their final at the 500m mark and continued to extend their lead over Worcester University during the course of the race, leaving other […]

Wallingford regatta 2016

The first of May 2016 saw the traditional opening of the multi-lane racing season, with Wallingford regatta. A first opportunity for clubs to test crews at the top end of their squads, in anticipation of Henley; the regatta was fully subscribed within 24 hours of entries opening. With the men’s challenge 8 in one of […]

More Silverware for Juniors at Inter Regional Regatta

Three Lea crews medalled at the weekend’s Junior Inter Regional Regatta at a chilly Nottingham in a very creditable performance. All of the crews had previously won selection trials to the event, where the 12 regions of Britain send their regional champions in a variety of boat classes to compete against each other at the […]

Two Lea Junior VIIIs in the Schools Head of the River Race.

For the first time ever the Club had two junior eights in the School’s Head. This race is run over the same distance as the Boat Race with over 400 boats taking part in the biggest Junior Head race in the country. The WJ17 VIII, who won the WNov8+ Pennant at the Women’s Head ten […]

Lea RC win Hackney Awards

Jules Pipe, Hackney Mayor, presents four talented Lea members with Youth Sports Awards for their achievements. L-R (Elsa Froggatt, Ella Sharman, Jules Pipe, Gabor Marton, Molly Sharman). Elsa is a British Championship Bronze Medallist in 2x, Ella as well as rowing, swims with the England Development Squad and both swims and runs for Hackney, Gabor […]