Junior Racing Squad

Ready for something more?
Come join our Junior racing squad

If you have mastered the fundamentals in sculling and you are eager to push it even further then the TKSS junior racing squad is the place for you.

Our superb team of high performance coaches Lead by our Head Junior Race Squad Coach, Peter Haining M.B.E.  will give you the tools, support & guidance to enable you to compete not only in the domestic racing circuit but also on a National level whether as part of a crew or in a single.

As a relatively young club TKSS junior Squad has achieved incredible results in its short time with our most recent notable recent achievement being a win for our J15 boys 4x- at Hampton Head this season which promised for an even more successful season ahead built on the previous results. Sadly due to Covid-19 the squad did not have the opportunity to achieve their potential. But they have been training hard on the land throughout the lockdown and are ‘biting at the bit’ to get back on the water and racing as soon as they are able! 

So if you are looking for a committed and supportive team to join and train towards success then come down and meet Team Keane!

Current membership is £270 per term. There are 3 terms in the year inline with the academic calendar starting in September (Autumn), January (Spring) and April (Summer). Each term is a minimum of 12 weeks.


TKSS win 1st place at Hampton Head 2020

TKSS win 1st place at Hampton Head 2018

Richmond and Twickenham Times, 22nd February 2018

““I have two boys rowing at Team Keane. We LOVE the club and are so glad they have the ability to compete at such a high level with the amazing coaches, equipment and the location of Team Keane. Come join us!"

Junior Training Schedule

J13, Year 8- 2 sessions per week. Attendance minimum, X1 water session per week.

J14, Year 9- 3 sessions per week. Attendance minimum, 2 water sessions per week (separate days)

J15, Year 10- 4 sessions per week. Attendance minimum, 3 water sessions per week (separate days)

J16+, Year 10+- 5 sessions per week. Attendance minimum, 3 water sessions per week (separate days)

Hazwinkel, Belgium Training Camp 2021

The Squad were extremely disappointed to not be able to train in Hazwinkel this year, but are already looking forward to attend camp again in 2021! The Camp will run from the 3rd till the 11th April 2020. Members of the J14, J15 & J16+ squads are required to attend this training camp enabling the coaches to work with full crews to harness their speed & crewman-ship for the summer regatta's & national Junior events.

Regatta & Head Guidance Notes for Participants & Spectators.

Supporting a junior Athlete in rowing can be quite daunting for many parents who are new to the support. Here at Team Keane we want to support you as best we can to enable your child to have the best experience as possible whilst developing & fostering within parents and athletes a sense of independence capability.
Below is a link to our general guidance notes. However we also have a PSA (Parent Support Association) made up of parent volunteers. They are on hand if you have any queries regarding up and coming events or general training. Their contact details are below.
We also welcome anyone new volunteers who wish to become part of the team supporting our juniors achieve their maximum potential throughout the season, so please get in touch if you are interested?

Parent Support Association

Ken Creighton
Ken has led a variety of teams and boards in a career focused on international standards. Originally from the United States, he has lived in London for 20 years and is the father of two Team Keane rowers. He won two US National Championships in rowing and was the 1989 Captain of Green Lake Crew in Seattle and the Commodore of The University of California, Berkeley crew team in 1993.
Email Ken
Judith Vassiliades
Judith Vassiliades is the Parent Support Rep for the Junior athletes at the club. Spent 25 years living and working in Africa with a huge love for the outdoors, sport and being active. I discovered rowing at club level as an adult and fell in love with the sport instantly. How happy was I when we discovered Team Keane via the Summer camps we and now my daughter is in the girls J14 squad. She shares the family passion for rowing and I love watching how the juniors are growing in confidence, mentally and physically through this sport and TKSS. My day job, a Project Manager in HR & change management. Always here to support newcomers and existing parents.
Email Judith

Junior Training & Racing Kit

What you wear whilst rowing is very important. In fact it is a requirement by British Rowing that all members of a crew wear their club kit whilst participating in competitive events. Like other sports like cycling, Rowing kit is quite specific and is designed with the elements and the activity in mind to offer you the best experience whilst on the water. Team Keane have, in partnership with Termaxx designed a complete range of kit. We recommend the kit bundles which have been designed to offer you everything you should need for training & racing.
For further information please contact miranda@teamkeane.com