About the club
Leeds Beckett University Rowing Club is a mixed gender society that competes in both indoor and outdoor competitions – including BUCS and Varsity. You can join our team recreationally or to compete, we offer both.
Why should I join the rowing club?
Being part of a club is an amazing way to make friends whilst staying fit and competing for the University. We offer regular social events, ranging from the traditional sport teams night out to Pryzm to meals out or laser quest. We offer weekly training sessions both in the gym and on the water, with the opportunity to row in Leeds and York.
We welcome all members! Whether you have rowed for 10 years or have never been in a boat in your life – LBURC has a place for you!
We are a relatively small club with over 30 members last season, however, we are always on the lookout for new members to help our club to grow each year.
You can get involved by following our social media accounts available in the contact details section.
As a club we train 4 times a week, with 2 land (gym) sessions and 2 water sessions. Our land sessions consist of weights, circuit training and rowing ergos (rowing machines) and takes place at the Headingley Campus in the Carnegie Sports Centre. Our water sessions take place early mornings (normally Wednesday and Sunday, however subject to change throughout the year) with our coach Steve, who will teach you everything you need to know about the skill of rowing on the water. We have the amazing opportunity to row at Yeadon Tarn and at the River Ouse in York.
No specific kit/equipment required. All gym equipment and boats provided. Only need suitable sports clothing for the gym and for cold mornings on the water. All participants must be able to swim.
Some of our team members have gone on to be a part of the Yorkshire based British Rowing START program making some incredible progress and even competing at the Henley Royal Regatta.
This year we won 4 medals at BUCS indoors and have been successful in all outdoor competitions entered.
This year we won the GOLD CLUB MARK on our first application
We are one of a few mixed gender clubs that compete together for Leeds Beckett University