London Youth Rowing at The Yellow in Wembley Park







If you are aged between 11-15 and ever fancied your hand at learning to row, then head down to The Yellow in Wembley Park, every Monday, for free Rowing lessons.

Provided in partnership with London Youth Rowing these sessions  are aimed at introducing young people to the sport and teach them new skills.  The relaxed and social atmosphere is a great place to socialise and get a new skill under your belt.


All classes are run by Lawrence Farquharson, a community Outreach Coach at London Youth Rowing (LYR).  He has been  working with young people for seven years, teaching them rowing techniques. Each Monday he runs sessions at The Yellow for young people aged 11-15, so we caught up with him to find out what makes him tick.

Lawrence is passionate about what he does, and that comes through in his classes, so when we asked him how he got into rowing, we were surprised with the answer:

“I got into this role accidentally. I was working for a youth organisation as a multiple sports coach, and I was recommended to LYR as they believed that I engaged well with young people from all backgrounds. The rest is history.”

Lawrence’s teaching style is easy to follow, and his knowledge base is second to none. When asked what he does to keep up to speed with the sport he said:

” I have rowed on a few occasions in my time at LYR, but being able to row is not the central part of my job, I attend numerous rowing programmes to extend my coaching knowledge. It is the engagement side that is important when attracting the young people from the backgrounds that we work with. That is the best aspect of the role for me, working and engaging with young people. “

When asked what people can expect from the class he said:

“The sessions will be focused on building interest in rowing by teaching correct techniques and developing fitness in the mind and body. The idea for the club is that the young people also have a say in how the classes evolve, that’s an important element.”

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Wembley Park is easy to reach from central London with three tube lines and an overland line. The Jubilee Line offers access to Bond Street in 19 minutes from Wembley Park Station. The Metropolitan Line has fewer stops to reach Wembley Park Station, and many people swap onto it at Baker Street or Finchley Road. The journey time from Baker Street to Wembley Park Station is 12 minutes. The Bakerloo Underground Line is accessed from Wembley Central Station, offering access to Paddington, Charing Cross and Waterloo. The London Overground Line also runs from Wembley Central Station and gets you to Clapham Junction in 22 minutes.


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