British Empire Medal

Many MANY congratulations to Albert Scruby of Lea RC who has been awarded the British Empire Medal

Albert has been a coach for Lea Rowing Club in east London for over 60 years.

Please see here for the tribute to Albert from his home club.

Albert joined Gladstone Warwick at 18, moving to Crowland before the Clubs merged to form Lea Rowing Club.

During his time there, he facilitated a safe space for Hackney kids to keep fit, socialise and gain disciplines that will take them to local, national and international competitions.

Albert used his own life experiences when coaching to suggest ways to improve not only their rowing techniques, and teaching life skills.

credit Paul Vernall