Success for Leeds Rowing Club at National Schools Regatta

Leeds Rowing Club made a remarkable showing at the National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake in Berkshire. The National Schools Regatta is the premier schools/junior rowing event in the UK with thousands of children taking part.

The Leeds Junior Rowing Academy programme had its most successful national performance to date with crews from the club making their presence known and showing fantastic progress with three A Finals, including a Bronze medal, two B Finals a C Final and a D Final. This performance has put Leeds firmly on the map as one of the top junior rowing programmes in Yorkshire.

J14 Boys Quad Scull: The J14 boys’ coxed quad clinched first place in the B final, a testament to their dedication and hard work.

J14  Girls Oct Scull: The J14 girls’ octuple scull narrowly missed out on a podium finish, securing fourth place in the A final by just 0.5 seconds. Their performance was a highlight of day 1 of the regatta.

J15 Boys coxed Four: The J15 boys’ coxed four delivered an exhilarating race, leading for 1800 meters before finishing fourth in the A final. Their effort was commendable, showing they were a force to be reckoned with.

J16  Boys Coxed Four: Competing in the D final, the J16 boys’ coxed four achieved fourth place, bringing skill and focus to the race.

2nd J16 Girls Coxless Quad Scull:  The J16 girls’ coxless quad had a stellar performance, securing third place in the A final and proudly taking home bronze medals.

J16 Girls Coxless Quad Scull: Also performed admirably, finishing third in the B final,holding their own for the full 2000m. Giving their competitors little chance to overtake.

Championship Coxless Quad Scull: The championship boys’ coxless quad placed eighth in the C final, showing great effort in a highly competitive field.

The Leeds Rowing Club’s achievements at the National Schools Regatta are a testament to the hard work of the athletes and the expert guidance of head coach Rob Mackenzie. The results reflect the club’s commitment to excellence and the bright future ahead for these young rowers. Their performances not only bring pride to the club but also inspire upcoming rowers to strive for greatness.

Congratulations to all the athletes and the coaching staff for their outstanding efforts and achievements at Dorney Lake.

Leeds Rowing Club is based at Thwaite Gate in Stourton, to find out more visit the website at or Facebook page at


This post was written by Hannah Dent

Photo: Celebrating a bronze medal: J16 Girls Coxless Quad Scull

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