Junior Learn to Row

Aimed at both boys and girls aged 11 – 16.

Rowing is a fantastic sport for young people.

It teaches them many skills that they will carry into adult life such as commitment, teamwork, time-management and many others but most importantly it is lots of fun!

Henley Rowing Club coaches are DBS checked and certified first aiders. Our goal is to ensure participants have a fun and safe introduction to the exciting sport of rowing.

Format of the Course

  • 3 terms of structured tuition from professional coaching staff with an emphasis on having fun and building team-working skills while developing confidence around the water.
  • The course has 2 sessions a week, one on a Tuesday or Thursday (dependant on preference and availability) from 4:30 – 6:00 pm and one on a Sunday from 1:00 – 2:30 or 2:30 to 4:00 pm (again dependant on preference and availability).

Term 1  – 6 weeks – Introduction to rowing – This term is about developing the basic movement and understanding of the sport. Like all new skills, it takes time and practice. Rowing machines will be used and larger crew boats.

Term 2 – 6 weeks – After the Easter break we will be continuing to develop skills in crew boats and gradually moving into smaller boats

Term 3 – 4 weeks – This term is about growing in confidence in smaller boats while having fun

Sign up for Terms 1 and 2 and get Term 3 at 50%* 

After the Course

Following the course if you wish to continue rowing over the summer, we have a number of Summer camps available. Please visit the pages on Summer Camps for more information.

The club has an annual intake of juniors into age dependent squads from September following the Junior Start up Meeting, provisionally the 9th of September but subject to change.

At the meeting, Parents and Juniors will find out all about the training days and times, costs and benefits of joining HRC and be able to speak to the squad coaches directy about any queries.


Term 114th February – 26th March
Term 214th April – 21st May
Term 32nd June – 25th June


Term 1 and 2 – £275 per term

Term 3 – £200

*Term 3 reduced to £100 when terms 1 and 2 have been completed

Grants for low income/pupil premium families are available. Please inform us in the sign up sheet if you would like to apply.

Term 2 – https://forms.gle/v7bD2rsBWnLVDhGN8

For additional information or any queries contact LTR@henleyrowing.club