About Us

The Sedbergh Youth & Community Centre is a registered charity and community hub offering social activities,  sports and support resources to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

We tackle health, social & economic issues affecting people from the local area and beyond through our Vitality Project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund

The present purpose-built Club on Huddersfield Road was built in 1963 and opened by the Princess Royal on 28th October 1963.

However, the history of the Sedbergh Youth & Community Centre is a long one. 

In 1905, school governors and staff at Sedbergh School, Cumbria were keen to contribute to relieving the distress in the Industrial North of England and the Bishop of Ripon, with the support of Sir Francis Sharpe-Powell suggested placing the Boys mission in Bradford.

The motion was passed and Sir Francis was charged with finding appropriate accommodation and more importantly, the right man to run the mission. 

Rooms above a bakers shop in Norton Gate, Little Horton was the first home of Sedbergh School Bradford Boys Club, and with the recommendation of the Vicar of All Saints Church the Rev Briggs, a Mr. William Westman of Horrock’s was approached to become the first Superintendent of the mission. 

Having acquired both premises and superintendent, the official opening was carried out in June 1906 by Sir Francis.

Since that beginning the Sedbergh Club has outgrown each of its three homes and has since become a thriving hub at Odsal known as Sedbergh Youth & Community Centre.