Llandaff Rowing Club

Founded 1946


  1. Competition Wins 2016/2017
  2. Competition Wins 2015/2016
  3. Competition Wins 2014/2015
  4. Competition Wins 2013/2014
  5. Competition Wins 2012/2013
  6. Competition Wins 2011/2012
  7. Competition Wins 2010/2011


Llandaff have had many success stories and today we have members training as part of the Welsh Squad Development Team, and the British Rowing team.

The history beings with brothers Jeremy and Timothy Luke competing at top level in pair events, reaching the trials for the 1960 Olympic Games, later the Edwards brothers won silver medals as part of a coxless four in the 1962 Empire Games in Australia.

In the 80s, Charlie Wiggin won the Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta and a bronze medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. He went on to achieve considerable further international success in coxless pairs. Whilst brothers David and Robert Luke, sons of Jeremy Luke, won several times at Henley Royal Regatta. They also represented Great Britain in World Championship, winning medals at many events.

In 1993 our Veteran Squad was formed, and they won regularly at National and World Championships – 1996 being an especially successful year with six gold medals at the World Masters Regatta.

Steven Denley-Hill, one of our greatest successes, joined Llandaff in 1969 and has won six medals at Henley Masters, fourteen Gold and six Silver at the National Masters Championships and sixteen FISA World Masters titles, winning in fours, doubles and single scull. Steven continues to win medals to this present day as a Master H.

In 2007, David Currie Jr was selected to row for the GB squad and won a bronze medal at the World Championships and a medal at Henley Royal Regatta.

Hannah Pattersen joined Llandaff Rowing Club in 2009 enjoying a meteoric rise in the sport. By 2010, Hannah made the final GB junior trials. She has won several gold, silver and bronze medals at international regattas and was a course record holder at Henley Women’s Regatta.

Zak Lee-Green, chose rowing as part of his school sport lesson in 2006. Talent spotted, he quickly joined the Junior squad for the Inter-Regional regatta and rowed as part of the Welsh squad. Today, Zak trains in the GB U23 squad and has competed in numerous top international regattas. He recently raced in the World Championships 2014, with a GB vest, as a Lightweight single sculler, reaching the semi final, and currently 10th in the world. Zak is now training for Rio, Olympic 2016. During his time in rowing, Zak was selected for the Lloyds TSB Local Heros programme and due to the good work he has done in this role, was nominated as an Olympic torch bearer when the Torch Relay came to Cardiff in 2012 for the build up to London Olympic Games.

Many members in the past decade have been selected to row as part of the Welsh Squad Development Team.

And lets not forget our club members, whom over the many years, have entered Regattas and Heads, winning tankards and medals year after year….Our success stories continue…