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Henley Womens Regatta – Lea Win Club Coxed Fours!

The club was represented at Henley Womens Regatta by a club coxed four, club eight, J16 coxed four, en elite lightweight pair and an elite pair. The headline result was a win for the club coxed four of Becky, Lucy, Lizzie and Caroline coxed by Nicola. The final was a bit of a nailbiter against […]

Metropolitan and Peterborough Regattas

The club sent the top end of the mens, womens and junior boys squads to Metropolitan Regatta as well as a large contingent (two full trailers) to Peterborough regatta on the same weekend. At Met the womens coxed four secured the best results winning championship coxed fours on both days. The victory on Sunday was […]

Traversee de Paris

The Traversee de Paris is a 20 mile row along the Seine from Sevre round the Isle de Paris and back to Sevre. This year the Lea rowing club was represented by 10 women masters. We were the only British crew in this annual event. Organised by our very own Mary Finlay, who proved to […]

London Live

Opening of the Jimmy O’neil Boathouse – pictures from London Live:

Hackney Today : Raring to row at Lea

… here is an article on page 2 of Hackney Today (issue 387): Raring to row at Lea FIVE times Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave has opened a new £1million boathouse for rowers in the orough, in an event timed to coincide with the Paralympic Rowing Regatta in Rio. The sporting hero formally opened […]

Sir Steve Redgrave launches Lea Rowing Club boathouse

From the Hackney Citizen… Olympic legend ‘delighted’ that new facility supports junior rowers Five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave has cut the ribbon at the new Lea Rowing Club boathouse. Read more here.

Sir Steve Redgrave: Community clubs vital for ‘widening the sport to more schools, getting them more involved’

From ITV.com: Sir Steve Redgrave has said that community rowing clubs are vital for “widening the sport to more schools, getting them more involved”. Read and see more here.

Olympic Legend Sir Steve Redgrave opens Lea Rowing Club boathouse

From the Guardian (Waltham Forest, Chingford, Wanstead & Woodford) FIVE-TIME Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave officially opened the new Lea Rowing Club boathouse in East London on Saturday with the ceremony coinciding with the Paralympic Rowing Regatta at Rio 2016….. Read more here.

Sir Steve Redgrave opens £1m boathouse development

From Charity Today: Sir Steve Redgrave, five-time Olympic gold medallist, officially opened Lea Rowing Club’s £1m boathouse development in Spring Hill at the weekend, thanks to a £100,000 grant from the Mayor of London: Sports Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity…. Read more here.

Sir Steve Redgrave opens new boathouse

Sir Steve Redgrave, five times Olympic gold medalist, officially opened the new Lea Rowing Club boathouse in East London on Saturday 10 September. The opening coincided with the Paralympic Rowing Regatta in Rio. Donor funding of £770,000 – plus more than £400,000 from members and friends of the Club – has allowed the boathouse to […]