About Our Junior Sqauds

Lea Rowing Club has both recreational and competitive junior rowing squads. Juniors who would like to row recreationally, can join our Junior Club Squad. For juniors who want to row competitively, Lea R.C. has Girls’/Boys’ Performance Squads. There are opportunities for juniors to move between these squads

All new members will enter through Junior Club Squad, unless they are an experienced rower in which case they may join the Junior Performance or Junior High Performance Squads. Each part of the junior structure has been created for the best development of each child. Progression may be different due to commitment and technique consolidation and whether the junior wants to move into a more competitive squad. Children can move in both directions. Each part of the structure has been made to ensure that the junior will receive the best possible attention and the feeling of being at the right place.

Becoming a Rower:
A Lea R.C. Junior Rower’s Story

Becoming a Rower – A Lea R.C. junior rower's story

You can read more stories and news from Lea R.C. Junior Squads on our News & Results page

Junior Club Squad


The Junior Club Squad (JCS) at Lea R.C. is for those aged 12 (Year 8) to 18 years old, who would like to row recreationally once a week. Members can also participate in the weekly Junior Club Squad gym session.


“It’s a great place to meet friendly people and exercise to feel good about yourself” JCS member

“It’s great because everyone here is very supportive of you, and also the coaches support us in how we row” JCS member

Junior Club Squad FAQs

Junior Performance Squads


Lea Rowing Club’s Girls’/Boys’ Performance Squads are our junior competitive squads. They are a great place for children to learn and enjoy rowing and, if they demonstrate sufficient commitment to the sport, to develop into competitive athletes.


Junior Performance Squad FAQs

To enquire about joining Lea R.C. as a junior lease go to the contact link on our Join Lea R.C. page:


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