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History of Salts Sports

About Salts Sports

Salts Sports Association origins date back to 1923 when the grounds were built to provide sporting facilities for the village of Saltaire. Saltaire was built around the turn of the century by Sir Titus Salt to house the workers of his mill: ‘Salts Mill’. The grounds cover 14½ acres of land adjacent to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, 250 metres from Salts Mill and provide facilities for bowls, cricket, football and tennis. All the sports clubs have remained active from the 1920s up to the current day. In December 2001, Saltaire village was designated a ‘World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Salts Sports is a unique sports club in the area comprising a multi-sport complex, sports bar, snooker table with seating area and a function room with a capacity for 120 people.

Our club is socially inclusive. We have an open membership and an anti-discrimination and equal opportunity policy. We have forged many partnerships in the local community to bring healthy recreation to as many juniors and seniors alike.

As a Sports Association, we cater for and aspire to have a varied sporting program with emphasis on junior development across all sports.

The Association itself has a great sporting history. Brian Close scored his first hundred at Salts whilst playing for Yeadon against Salts in the Bradford league when he was 17. This then led to his selection for the Yorkshire Colts.

We also have access to both the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal that form the boundaries of the Salts Sports grounds for water-sports and mountain biking. There is also storage capabilities for equipment.

Find out more about our different sporting sections:

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