April 7, 2019

"If you really put your mind to something, your drive, focus and determination with help you achieve it."

Who is Natasha?

I am a RowLeeds Coach working with the Gorse Boat Club. I grew up in Chester and am now in my 1st Year at Leeds University, studying International Bu...

"The long-term goal is to see one of our pupils at an Olympic games - aim high!"

In December 2018, Farnley Academy took home one bronze medal at the RowLeeds Indoor Champs. Three months later, at the March Champs, Farnley took home eight medals, including three golds! T...

March 19, 2019

"Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity"


Tomorrow, the second RowLeeds Indoor Championship of the 2018-19 Series takes place, with schools from across the region competing for medals, personal bests and the team trophy. For some of o...

"To see someone from home in the crowd supporting you - it makes you go for it even more – I’m sure that’s the same for every sports person. If someone you love is there it lifts you and makes you do your best for them."

Today, I met with Ellie Boam, a Boston Spa Academ...

October 26, 2018

"Be yourself, crack the odd joke even if at your own expense, maintain 'discipline' by working them hard."

What would the sport of rowing do without volunteers like Dudley Feather? Not only does Dudley coach at his old school of Prince Henry's School in Otley every week...

October 13, 2018

"I strongly believe that rowing is a sport which is good for both the mind and body but which has largely only been available to a select few."

We first met Lois when she applied to be a volunteer coach as part of the RowLeeds programme early in 2017. A rower, a mentor,...

"Competition makes us faster, collaboration makes us better."


Last month, RowUK staged the final round of RowLeeds Indoor Championships for the 2017-18 season. Thanks to all of our partners and supporters, there was a real step change in terms of the...

May 31, 2018

"...You can’t just fluke it.."


 With the next RowLeeds Indoor Champs taking place on the 20th June, we met with two of the winning competitors from February's event to hear about their experience. Want to get involved this June? Registration is open a...

April 19, 2018

"You never know what you can achieve until you try."

Harriet is currently a volunteer coach on our RowLeeds Indoor Programme. As we recruit for next year's coaches (applications close 20th April or email srae@rowuk.co.uk if you are interested), we asked Harriet to give...

April 4, 2018

"...people are excited to see you and to take part"

Jonny is currently a volunteer coach on our RowLeeds Indoor Programme. As we recruit for next year's coaches, we asked Jonny to give us a little insight into what he gets from the Programme, and what he gives. There's...

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