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Sport, rowing in particular, teaches resilience, communication and character: life skills that will signpost young people to future employment, education and training. LYR works very closely with our young people to make sure they harness the skills that rowing gives them to be the best that they can be.
Not everyone that we work with will have aspirations to compete for their school, region or country. But for those that do, we have a performance programme led by Olympic Champion Mark Hunter that will help young athletes perform to their full potential.
Our objective is to provide opportunities and experiences of indoor, on water and adaptive rowing and other sports that improve the health, fitness and well-being of young people in the interests of social welfare. LYR works with people aged 11 to 18 in London who would not otherwise have access to these activities.
All rowing activity is for young people aged 11 to 18 All sailing and paddle sport activity is for young people aged 10 to 18 Use our map to find the LYR Summer Course Activity closest to you! See below the map for links with more information about activities at each of […]
LYR operate at a number of hubs and centres across London. From Hounslow to Havering, we work with schools, youth clubs and rowing clubs across London to make sure that every young person across London has access to coaching, indoor rowing and then a pathway onto the water and into competitions. Thames Rowing Club (Wandsworth) […]
OUR COACHES Steve Salter, Head Coach, Thames Tradesmen James Loveday, Head Coach, Thames Rowing Club Maurice Coughlan, Head Coach, Globe Rowing Club Tai Sodeyi, Head Coach, London Water Sports Centre Ellie Gay, Henley Stewards Scholarship Coach Dwain Bowman, Henley Stewards Scholarship Coach Matt Paul, Head Coach, Mossbourne Community Academy Hannah Vines, Head Coach, Brampton Manor […]
LYR means to me, a chance to do something I enjoy, and in a sea of school subjects and homework, it’s nice to have a boat.On water rower, aged 14
“I have a passion for rowing. It has helped me become more confident in my own ability and comfortable with those around me. Rowing requires composure, perseverance and self-discipline; I have all of those characteristics. Rowing has made me push harder to achieve even greater.
In my opinion, there is no substitute, no game and no chocolate bar better than being able to push yourself off the jetty!”13 year old, Fairlop Rowing Club
My daughter, who is just 13, is very new to the sport having only started 6 months ago. I am so thankful for everything rowing has done for her so far!
Meeting new people, having a club to call her own, fantastic personal trainer, increased confidence, much better posture, having something worthwhile to look forward to after school, the look of pride in her eyes after the first race – priceless! The list is endless. She is very lucky!!!Klaudia – Parent