East London

The newest centre, The East London Start Academy launched in September 2022 and works alongside London Youth Rowing, the University of East London Boat Club, and the East London Talent Sports Talent Pathway.

This new location places itself in the heart of a community that historically, has not had access to rowing, particularly an Olympic pathway. Working with London Youth Rowing, the East London Start Academy works with under-represented groups to support talented individuals to ensure that a young person’s circumstances does not limit their ability to succeed within sport.

The centre is based at the London Regatta Centre and boast access to a 2km training lake and excellent facilities including gym, rowing tank and quality fleet of racing boats. On the other end of the lake, the University of East London Campus houses 3 separate gyms including a dedicated athlete performance gym. Dependant on age, Start athletes are invited to train with the LYR or UEL boat club to fully integrate into the sport and train with teammates.

The East London Sports Talent Pathway (ELSTP) provides an extensive athlete support network . Alongside access to UEL facilities, it provides workshops to assist with aspects such as nutrition, lifestyle and time management.

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