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Hampton is one of the top rowing schools in the country and it is a very popular sport amongst our boys.

The boys row on the Molesey stretch of the the River Thames which is just a short run from the school. Our facilities are outstanding with a superb boathouse and impressive fleet of boats.  

The school has a dedicated coaching team headed by its own, full time Director of Rowing, Colin Greenaway, a former international athelete and Junior International Coach for the Great Britain Team. 

Pupils begin learning the discipline in the Third Year when they will be taught to scull. The emphasis is on enjoyment and watermanship.
There are regular training camps in the holidays, some at the Boathouse, but also in Seville, Hazewinkel, Belgium, Temple Sur Lot, Bordeaux. 

Old Hamptonians, including Karl Hudspith ( President of the Oxford University Boat Club 2012), the Livingston brothers and the Smith brothers have competed in the Boat Race. The Searle brothers are also well-known Old Hamptonians and Olympic Gold Medallists. ( Greg Searle was part of the Bronze Medal GB Eight, London 2012 twenty years after his Olympic Gold in Barcelona 1992) 

Hampton's rowing department has a thriving Parents' Association which raises funds to support our rowers.

Directions to the Millenium Boat Club >> click here

Rowing Squads:

J14 – this is the beginners' squad. The emphasis on J14’s is to establish watermanship rather than to win medals. The boys scull in: 1x, 2x, 4x and 8.The culmination of the year is finally racing at the National Schools’ Regatta and Peterborough J14 Regatta.

J15 – In their second year of Rowing, sweep oar rowing is gradually introduced. The training becomes more intensive and boys will aim to compete in Eights at the National Schools' Regatta.

J16 – The J16 squad is a time of transition between the J15 and Senior Squad. Training gradually intensifies, as does competition. The Eights at the National Schools’ are still the main focus, but there is also the first opportunity to earn a Great Britain vest at the GB-France match.

Senior Squad – When boys join the Senior Squad, commitment is expected. Intensive training in the Sixth Form means new friendships are forged between the year groups. It is from the Senior Squad that the First and Second Eights are chosen.

We are proud that Hampton School consistently produces rowers who go on to represent Great Britain and England at the following International level competitions:
  • Home Countries International
  • Coupe de la Jeunesse
  • Junior World Championships


Fixtures - For the latest information on Rowing fixtures, please see online  Yellow Diary


The School competes in various Heads and Regattas throughout the year. The focus for the Winter Season is the National Junior Sculling Head and The Schools' Head of River. In the Summer the main events will be The National Schools' Regatta held at the end of May and The Henley Royal Regatta in July. Hampton School also organises two nationally renowned junior competitions, The Hampton Small Boats Head and the Hampton Fours & Eights Head. See above tab for more information.


Summer 2013 - Overview

Five J16 Boys were selected to represent Great Britain as part of the GB U16 VIII for the annual GB v France U16 Match. The boys were Sam Pratt, Douglass Chesterton, Louis Wyborn, Will Coxon and Harry Waterkeyn. The Eight comprised of two other boys from Eton and two from Shrewsbury. The Eight performed well after two weeks training together and beat the French VIII by almost three lengths.

Liam Rhodes was selected to cox the England VIII and coxed four for the Home Countries International Match, were both his crews were victorious over the Irish, Scottish and Welsh crews. 

Sam Collier was selected to cox the GB coxed four for the Junior World Rowing Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. The crew made the final and came sixth overall. Alistair Douglass selected for the coxless pair in Trakai had a very tough field with 28 countries involved. The GB pair did very well to make the 'B' Final coming 4th in their final and therefore 10th overall. Matthew Benstead was selected for the GB VIII, they finished in the difficult position of 4th, a very creditable result but they none the less disappointed to be so close to the medals but narrowly missing out on the podium.

Mr Neil Double did a fantastic job of coxing the GB Coxed Four, making a Worlds final in his first Junior Worlds. Race  -


2013/14 Stories

Hampton crews take home a record 72 Gold medals >> report

National Schools'  Regatta 2013 - Hampton School tops the medal table >> report 



Academic Year 2012 /13 

Hampton's rowers represent GB in the World Junior Championships >> report

Double success in the Pairs, Head of the River race >> report



April 2012

Alex Lloyd and Matthew Benstead were the fastest Junior pair at the GB Junior Trials Regatta out of the 36 pairs competing to gain an invite to the GB final trials later in the year. In the final they were 9 seconds clear of their nearest rivals. Hampton had three pairs qualify for the GB final trials which take place in June.

Four boys selected to represent GB in the 2012 International Munich Regatta >> report

Rowers miss out on win by 3 seconds in the Schools Head >> report

Hampton Fours & Eights Head >> report

Hampton Small Boats Head >> report

J16 Squad  - 2011 Season Round-Up >> report

Henley Royal Regatta >> report

National Schools Regatta >> report

The Hampton Rowing Department organises training camps for the different squads. 
Third Year  -  Easter 'intensive' training at Boat Club
Fourth Year – One week training camp in Hazewinkel, Belgium

Fifth and Sixth Year  - Two, one week training camps in Temple Sur Lot and in Seville, Spain.


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