The Rowing Academy

Over 100 pupils from across the Federation take part in regular rowing activity

The Mossbourne Federation, working in partnership with London Youth Rowing, has been delivering rowing opportunities to pupils since 2010. Over 100 pupils from across the Federation take part in regular rowing activities; lunchtime clubs start in Year 7 and  water based training begins in Year 8 during core PE lessons, in holidays and at weekends.

There is the opportunity to join the racing squads from Year 9 onwards. Pupils from across the Federation then graduate into the Mossbourne Sixth Form where the academy runs an extensive performance orientated training programme designed to help the Mossbourne Rowing Academy rise through the ranks to become one of the country’s leading rowing schools.

Rowing culture and coaching

Rowing at Mossbourne is delivered by our full time rowing coach, Mr Oliver James, who joined the programme after the Rio Paralympiad following a successful four years coxing the PR3 coxed four. Mr James is assisted by a wide variety of members of staff from across the federation and additional rowing coaches are provided by London Youth Rowing.

Rowing is an important part of the culture of the Mossbourne Federation. We offer talented sports pupils the opportunity of  transition from their current school to Mossbourne Community Academy at the start of the Year 9 if they demonstrate an exceptional aptitude for the sport of rowing and they wish to pursue this path.




We can also provide guidance and advice for pupils currently in Year 11 who wish to apply for the Mossbourne Sixth Form and have previous rowing experience or an existing sporting background with physical characteristics suitable for exceptional rowing performance.