About The Sulgrave Club
inspiration for providing a youth club for
boys and young men within the local
community was Edward De Stein. He was the
founder member of a ‘City of London
Brokers’, which through his leadership
became an established and successful firm.
During the 1920’s De Stein and a group of
like minded friends purchased a property in
Sulgrave Road and founded the ‘Sulgrave
Club’. In 1936 the Club moved to its
current premises in Goldhawk Road where it
has remained to the present day. In 1938 an
extension incorporating the main hall and
gym were added to the rear of the house.
For the next fifty or so years it was
operated as a Boys Club affiliated to the
then ‘London Federation of Boys Clubs’ and
grant aided by the Local Authority. Edward
De Stein created the Sulgrave Charitable
Trust which is one of the main supporters of
the Sulgrave Club. He became “Sir” Edward
De Stein in recognition of his charitable
During this period the Club was used by a
number of famous names including, Tony
Hancock, Sid James, The Who, Les Ferdinand,
Jim Davidson, Frankie Howard and also as
rehearsal space for shows including by
‘Dixon of Dock Green’ and ‘The Bill’.
The Sulgrave Club has provided a variety of
activities for young people from its current
location, although keeping up with current
trends means that these activities have
changed considerably over the years.
Children & young people aged 8 to 19 years
have access to the following:
Junior Youth Club - operates on a Saturday
afternoon (Term Time) for children in school
years 3 to 7.
Senior Youth Club - operates Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday evening for young people
in school years 7 and above.
A School Holiday Activity Programme is
available for both Junior & Senior members
as well as 2 residential weekends each year
(subject to funding).
In September 2013, The Sulgrave Club began
the delivery of a Junior and Senior Youth
Club at the Addison Youth Club located some
1.5 miles away in W14. These sessions take
place each Thursday (Term Time)