Welcome to the Broxbourne Rowing Club website! We are friendly rowing club with a fine fleet of boats, a fully equipped gym, and a modern, spacious club house with a bar. We row pretty much undisturbed on a delightful stretch of the river Lea. We compete vigorously and successfully in local and national races and welcome all including senior, masters, beginners, juniors and recreational rowers.

If you haven't rowed before, the sport provides full-body outdoor fitness, stimulates your senses and challenges you physically. There are few things as exhilarating as rowing at full pressure in a well synchronised crew. We run regular Learn to Row courses for juniors and adults to set you on your way.

If you are a more experienced rower, you will find a racing crew to meet your aspirations, whether you want to compete at Henley, in the masters world championships, or national and provincial races. Some prefer to enjoy recreational rowing and our touring boats travel far and wide on long weekends away, or compete in pageant-spectaculars like the Great River Race.

We also welcome aspiring and experienced coaches and coxes. These vital members of the club have the opportunity to make a real difference to the crew. Inexperienced or new coxes will receive support, training and coaching and are unlikely to be short of crews to practice with!

If you are interested please get in touch with the club.

Our latest:

Great Tyne Row: a great collaboration

Posted by Jane Taylor | September 24, 2014

For the first time, a Broxbourne crew comprising both racing and recreational women rowers entered the Great Tyne Row.  The crew: Francesca Edenborough, Jakki Hill, Elzbieta Pryrkosz-Cifonelli, Jane Taylor and Ann Wills began training together in early September.  It soon became obvious that each squad needed to learn from the other.  Methods of boating, coxing calls and views on competing had to be adjusted.  Swapping crew members in mid-stream was practiced, much to the amusement of both fellow river users and pedestrians strolling along the footpath.

The Great Tyne Row took place on Saturday 20th September, with the largest ever entry.  Thirty-four crews took part, rowing 25km between Newburn, west of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and Tynemouth to the East.  A wide range of boats took part in the challenge, including St Ayles Skiffs, recreational sliding-seat coxed quads, fours and doubles, a Celtic Longboat, a Hanningfield Skiff, and a paddle-powered Dragon Boat.

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Ann Wills began coxing the race and had the difficult task of steering through the bridges.

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Happy crew.  It was the early part: we didn’t know what was going to happen.

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We had to give way for to this one!

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Jane Taylor coxed the second half, and can be seen waving the crew’s number as we cross the finish line.  The final results placed us 10th overall and second in our category.

Next year’s race is 6th September: hopefully we won’t be the only crew from Broxbourne in 2015.


Have a go at Rowing Open Day and Learn to Row Course

Posted by Amanda Jones | September 2, 2014

If you are interested in having a go at rowing we will be holding an open day for anyone over 18 to try rowing at Broxbourne Rowing Club on Saturday 11th October 2014 starting at 10:00am at a cost of £10 per person.


Broxbourne Rowing Club is on Old Nazeing Road, near to The Crown pub, post code EN10 6QU.


Rowing is a water sport and you must be able to swim and should be confident that you will not panic if you fall in.


For those that want to continue and join our learn to row course this will start the following weekend Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October, sessions will run on Saturdays and Sundays (unless informed otherwise) until the end of the year.   The cost is £175 for those 24 and over and a discounted rate of £110 for those between 18 and under 24 years old.


For those under 18 we have separate sessions for juniors, please do email secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org and we will let you know when the next learn to row course will be for juniors.


Please email to confirm (secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org) if you will be attending the open day to give us an idea on numbers.  If you cannot attend the open day you can still attend the learn to row course but do please either come to the club on Sunday 12th October between 9:30 – 10:00am to sign up (please note this is just to sign up not a second open day) or if you are not able to make either of these please confirm by email and we will try to arrange another time.


Further details are on our Learn to Row webpage.

Broxbourne Juniors Alumni At Women’s Henley

Posted by Jane Taylor | June 23, 2014

The 2012 J18 Quad of Rowan McKellar, Ruth Taylor, Courtney Edmonds and Emma Lacey, who had met the giants of Groton in their first race, were back representing three different clubs.

Rowan raced S1, coming through the time trial and first heat in splendid style.  Although now at the University of California, Berkeley, she raced as Broxbourne.  In the quarter-finals, she drew Carmichael of Leander.  They battled it out, with no clear leader, for the majority of the course.  However, home advantage won in the end and Carmichael pulled away in the dying moments of the race.

Ruth was in the six seat of Queen’s University Belfast A eight.  QUB met their old rivals Durham in the heats and beat them for the third time this year.  Then they came up against  Nottingham in the quarter-finals.  It was a close race, with Queens and Nottingham taking turns in leading throughout the course.  Finally Nottingham pulled away and won by a canvas.

Emma was sitting in bow for Reading University B eight.  They came up against an on form UCL in the quarter-finals and lost by two and a half lengths.


Courtney was stroke for Reading University A eight.  Reading came through each step with blistering times of 5.04 in the semi-against Edinburgh. For the second year Courtney was in the final at Henley.  Reading fought UCL stroke for stroke.  It finally came down to where the finish line was: Reading lost by a foot!



Noelle and Matt Stallard’s coaching has given these girls the taste for competition at the highest level.  Broxbourne RC should be proud of the excellent work the Junior Squad’s alumni have and will continue to achieve.

We look forward to seeing them next year at Women’s Henley.

Women Win Head of the Cam

Posted by Jane Taylor | April 26, 2014

The Inter Women had another success at the Head of the Cam.  Following on from their victory at Teddington, the Novice 4+ of  Claire Fullbright, Cathy Orme,  Sarah Ellis and Amy Stewart, brilliantly coxed by Isy Marshall stormed through the opposition to win their category.

Learn to row at Broxbourne Rowing Club – May 2014

Posted by Amanda Jones | April 3, 2014

We have just started our latest adults learn to row course, if you are interested in learning to row we will probably run another course in the Autumn please drop us an email and check our website at the end of Summer.  Please see our Learn to row page

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