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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.
The National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships is returning to Lee Valley Athletics Centre for its 10th year on Friday 11th March 2016. The non-profit event is hosted by London Youth Rowing, and is the biggest indoor rowing competition the UK has to offer junior rowers. Starting in 2006 in Hammersmith town hall, the event now […]
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 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 Hannah Gavin, Development Community Coach Lewis […]
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