Programme Director, London Regatta Centre
After an unspectacular cricket career, Ben took up rowing at university and ended up being marginally better at that. He started his coaching career while teaching at King’s School Rochester.
Ben interviewed for a coaching role at LYR in 2007 and became the company’s fifth employee. He stayed in the Head Coach role at Lea Rowing Club for two years, winning British Championship medals of every hue with some of his athletes going on to Home Countries representation. Whilst there he created and designed LYR’s Learn2Row and Mobile Learn2Row programmes as well as a number of initiatives with partners such as the Met Police and Arsenal in the Community.
After moving into a development role in 2009, he created and coached LYR’s first rowing academy at Mossbourne Academy and has since moved to the London Regatta Centre to build LYR’s largest school and community programme.