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The University Rowing Team
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Welcome to the Univeristy of Leeds Boat Club.

We welcome rowers of all abilities and experience!

Whether you have never rowed before or you are a complete veteran, our ever-growing fleet and new boathouse mean we have the facilities to cater for all. You can join one of the competitive performance squads or if you'd prefer a more relaxed approach, we have Intermediate squad too. 

Senior Performance Squads:

If you are an experienced oarsmen, and want to compete at prestigious events such as HoRR and WeHoRR, Henley Women's Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta join the senior performance squad to represent the University in BR and BUCS events throughout the year.

Senior Intermediate Squad:

If you are competent in a boat, join our more relaxed Intermediate squad. If you just like the idea of having a paddle without the intensity of training reguarly, this squad is for you. 

Novice Squads:16998914_1242550949131893_2725112892915423041_n.jpg

Our novice squads are open to all and no experience is required. We will teach you everything from scratch and you will be rowing like a pro in no time!


If rowing is not for you... how about coxing? We welcome coxes of all experience. We will teach you the calls and you will be in charge of your own crew in no time!

Land / Recreational:

If you are wanting to get involved with our large, social club but the competitive racing and hard training is not for you, why not join as a land based member? This gives you access to our whole club circuit sessions which take place twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. It will give you an insight and experience training to the standard required for rowing. IMG_6057.jpg

Club Training:


Land based training takes place on a Monday in the Edge Sport Hall 2, 5pm - 6.30pm and on a Thursday in Cromer Terrace, 6.30 - 8 pm. Everyone is welcome to these fast paced circuit sessions aimed at improving core strength. Coaches will provide a range of exercises throughout the session allowing for members of all abilities and fitness levels to enjoy the workout. Both seniors and novices take part in weekly erg sessions, and weekly S&C sessions.


Water outings take place at a convenient time for all members of a crew during the week and on Saturday and Sundays. Our £1 million boathouse which opened in September 2014, only a 20 minute bike ride from the Parkinson building.


Give It A GO!

If you're interested in joining our friendly club sign up to one of our Give It A Go (GIAG) taster sessions to meet the committee, learn about the club and have a go in a small boat. We will show you correct 17362367_10208050515606751_4104835965864707508_n.jpgtechnique on an erg (rowing machine) before having a go on the water. Each session takes around 2 hours are we will pick you up from the Parkinson steps and drop you back at the end of your session. Please remember to bring a warm change of clothes and a towel.

This year we are holding multiple GIAG days at our new boathouse and Roundhay Lake. They will be held from 25th September - 6th October. Come and find us at freshers fair for more information, or click on the events tab to book your slot now! Limited spaces are available so book now to avoid disappointment! The session has a small fee to cover transport and coaching costs.

We look forward to meeting you in September!

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube to receive updates on GIAG sign ups, membership details and squad news:


Lydia Evans, Club Captain 


Alfie Milnes-Dobbs, Secretary

Matt Brigham, Treasurer


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Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

  • UOLBC Code of Conduct

    This document sets out the commitment that the club committee makes to run the club and its activities and explains to members what is expected of them.

  • UOLBC Code of Good Practice

    A charter of what members can expect from the committee and club, and what the committee expects from members.

  • UOLBC Constitution

    This document sets out the fundamental principles by which the club is managed. It includes: - aims & objectives - responsibilities of each committee position - rules around who can be a member

  • UOLBC Risk Assessment

    The Boat Club's Risk Assessment document concerning safety.

  • UOLBC Social Guidelines

    A guidelines to UOLBC Socials.

  • UOLBC Water Safety Guidance

    This document summarises national and local water safety guidance. All club members must familiarise themselves with its contents and with British Rowing’s publication 'Row Safe: A Guide to Good Practice in Rowing' (November 2008). Further information about Row Safe can be found on the British Rowing web site at

Circuits:- Monday - Sports Hall 2, The Edge - 5.30-6.30, warm-up run at 5pm from outside reception Thursday - Cromer Terrace, 7-8, warm-up run at 6.30pm Senior Weights:- 7-9am Wednesday, Gryphons room, The Edge


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