What is Grange Park Sports Club? In essence, it is the organisation which looks after the Grange Park site for the member clubs. The sports club was founded in 1988 when the Hudson family provided a parcel of land to be shared by Wetherby RUFC and Wetherby Cricket Club ("the member clubs") following part of the Cricket Club's land having been used for the original Wetherby by-pass and the Rugby Club outgrowing their site at Loshpot Lane
All members of the clubs automatically become members of Grange Park. On a day to day basis, the sports club is run by a committee which is made up of equal members from each club, giving everyone a say in the running of Grange Park
At the end of 2010, the Rugby and Cricket clubs voted to invite Kirk Deighton Rangers Junior Football Club, to join Grange Park Sports Club. The Junior Football Club had taken up usage at Loshpot Lane following the Rugby Club's departure in 1988 but now in turn they had outgrown the space available. The Grange Park Constitution was changed to allow Kirk Deighton Rangers JFC to become a full and equal member from March 2011. The management committee is now made up of members from all three Clubs
These are the things you can expect to find at Grange Park.
- Purpose-built clubhouse
- Changing rooms for several teams, both home and away with hot showers
- Separate changing areas for referees
- Kitchen area and match day catering - the snack shop sells a variety of hot and cold food and drinks.
- Licensed bar
- Lounge area
- Bar area
- Ample car parking
- Floodlit training areas
- Selection of seniors and juniors pitches for all three sports.
- Social events normally run by the individual Clubs along with a large and succesful Sportsman's Dinner run by Grange Park