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 Learn to Row

We hold regular learn to row courses, which have proven extremely popular over the past four years. We are working hard to get through a backlog of people who have signed up for the learn to row courses, and the new facility at Thwaite Mills will help us to accelerate this process and bring more people to the sport. Please contact us on for more information on our learn to row courses.

Experienced Rowers

The club welcomes rowers with previous experience of the sport, whether this is at university, club or junior level. The men’s and women’s squads operate a training programme incorporating land fitness training and water based training sessions. For competetive and ambitious rowers and those with the desire to win, the club encourages ergometer tests, weights sessions and on water fitness tests. There is ample opportunity for progression between the squads for those with the right attitude and aptitude.

Experienced rowers wishing to join the club, should contact the club in the first instance at Please indicate any previous experience and provide an email address and contact telephone number.


Coxing is a great way to develop confidence and gain coaching skills. You have a pivotal role in developing crews, helping them to succeed at training and in competitions. It’s not just steering the boat – you’ll be responsible for motivating and directing your crew, and over time you’ll learn to coach them too.

We are always looking for new members who are interested in coxing, and it’s a great way to become an important member of the club. You do not need any prior experience of rowing or coxing. We run a short course for new coxswains, and to get you started supervision will be provided.

Coxing is very flexible and you can commit as little or as much time as you want. Coxes are able to join the club for a fraction of the normal membership fee. If you are interested please contact us for more information or pop down to the club on Saturday or Sunday morning before 12pm.

Coxing a mens 4Coxing a mens 4.

Coaching and Coaching Support

Leeds Rowing Club is run by members for members, on a voluntary basis. The Club has supported, and continues to support, the development of numerous coaches over the past few years, many of whom show their commitment to the Club by both rowing and coaching. However, we are a rapidly growing club, and are always looking for additional new coaches and volunteers to help with the supervision of training sessions and development of squads.

We welcome people of varying levels of experience, from old hands to complete beginners. All you need is a passion for helping people to succeed, and the time to commit to however many sessions you can handle. We are particularly looking for coaches for our rapidly expanding and increasingly successful Junior Squad.


Leeds Rowing Club is currently seeking opportunities to develop links with local and national businesses. Sponsorship of a community sports organisation can offer many benefits to businesses. Corporate and social responsibility has become an increasingly important consideration, and sponsoring a grass roots sports team is an excellent way of contributing back into a community. The club is currently funded by its members, and can offer the right business partner excellent sponsorship packages, such as boat sponsorship, web sponsorship and club sponsorship. To discuss requirements and potential partnerships, or for an informal chat, please contact the club development officers. Leeds Rowing Club is a registered charity, charity number: 1142301.

Our current sponsorship partners:





The Light Leeds







Sponsored by Rowperfect

Sponsored by Rowperfect

Clydesdale Bank/Yorkshire Bank





Leeds Rowing Club organises regular social activities for members and affiliates of the club and we’re delighted to have the Stew and Oyster bars as our social sponsors. Regular social events are held throughout the year, including attendance at sporting fixtures and nights out after racing. Rowing is team oriented and the social side of the sport is always particularly important for gelling crews and the club as a whole.

A club ‘fun day’ is held annually where scratch crews compete and invitational races occur, as well as relay races in our training boats, and a barbeque. The club holds an annual Christmas dinner and awards ceremony for club members.

LRC at Durham Primary

Leeds Rowing Club showing off their medals at the Durham Primary.

Membership Enquiries

Why Rowing? It’s fun, you can do it on your own or in a team and a great way to socialise. Lots of people who don’t enjoy traditional sports at school, like football and rugby, absolutely love rowing.

“creating a friendly environment where you can have fun and learn new skills at the same time”

Experienced rowers, or those wishing to complete the ‘learn to row’ course, should contact the club at Please indicate any previous experience and provide an email address and contact telephone number.

Alternatively, don’t hesitate to speak to one of our members about joining, down at the club.

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