Juniors (11 to 18)

Lea Rowing Club is a great place for juniors to learn and enjoy rowing and, if they wish, to develop into competitive athletes. The coaching team is tasked with developing juniors into some of the best young athletes in the country.

Rowing is a demanding sport, but also an exciting and fun one.  Our training programmes develop the young athletes’ water skills, their general physiology and build an understanding of one of Great Britain’s fast growing and most successful sports.  We aim to foster a long-term commitment to rowing in talented youngsters as a foundation for theor future sporting success and personal development,

Members are expected to commit to regular training, both on the water and in the gym to develop technique, strength and fitness. Training schedules run through school term time, although some groups continue to train during the school holidays.

As a young athlete, commitment tends to increase as skills develop and we expect, over time, successful athletes to compete successfully at a national level. Last year our ‘best’ girl rowed for GB and won a gold and silver on the international stage,

The junior section currently consists of just short of 70 children who range in age from 10- 17.  Approximately half are boys and half are girls. The Junior Squad also acts as a feeder to the senior sections of the club. In this way, the more senior juniors are provided with the opportunity to integrate with senior athletes and also act as role models for the younger members.

There are three ways of joining the Club:

  • Junior Learn to Row course of which we run several during the year,
  • through the schools’ programme – some athletes start rowing with the schools’ programme and then join the club to row even more,
  • enroll into the Junior Club Squad
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    If you would like more information about the junior section please email the Junior Head Coach, Dick Millard.