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Join Our Club

We always welcome new members who want to compete at the highest level nationally and internationally, or simply want to enjoy rowing socially and being part of our community.

Based in Hackney, we row on a stretch of the River Lea that runs past the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We are the closest rowing club to The City (30 minutes by bike or public transport).

“I joined the Lea because I immediately felt welcome”

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Men’s Squad

The Men’s Squad is looking to continue to build upon its strong performances at Henley Royal Regatta, including the final of the Wyfold Challenge Cup in 2021. It has serious ambitions to return to the winners’ podium and add to the current club tally of six HRR wins.


Novice & Development Squads

For adults early in their rowing careers, our Novice squad are coached to develop technique, and start racing, supported by a structured training programme. More information can be found on our Men’s and Women’s Squad pages. Novice rowers are those transitioning from our (or a comparable) Learn to Row Course


Women’s Squad

The Women’s Squad continues to perform at all the major events, with two crews finishing in the top 50 of WeHoRR 2023 and prequalifying for the Wargrave Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.


Junior Squads

The extraordinary achievements of our Junior Squads at national and international level are too numerous to list on this page. See our Junior Squad and Hall of Fame pages for more information.


Masters’ Squads

The Women’s and Men’s Masters’ Squads train to compete at Veteran Fours Head, Veteran’s Head of the River Race, British Masters Championships; and to put in strong showings at Henley Masters Regatta and even the European and World Masters Championships


Recreational Squad

The Recreational squad are an active and diverse group, rowing socially in stable boats and sometimes competing locally. 

Enquire about Joining Lea R.C.

Please complete our online form for experienced competive rowers.

Please complete our online form for junior rowers.

Please contact our Recreational squad email address if you are interested in joining our Recreational Squad.

Join Lea enquiry

For more information about joining Lea R.C. and subscription fees have a look at our Membership & Fees page:

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