Grangetown boys & girls club


Grangetown Boys & Girls Club is a youth club for 11-25 year olds. We have pool, table tennis, play station, a recording studio and soon we will be offering a range of qualifications ALL FOR FREE!!

Our Story

Grangetown Boys Club was established in 1967 as part of the National Boys Club movement of Wales to provide informal education and recreational opportunities for local children and young people.

The Grangetown charity element was established by Charlie Gribble local businessman, together with other local residents, on the former temperance institute ( aka The Stute) building in Earl Lane Grangetown Cardiff. (with the support of Cardiff Council through the Area Tutor John Winslade & Alun Michael).

The building was upgrade by the Government sponsored Man Power Services scheme.

The first beneficiaries were mainly teenagers from the local Grangetown area, but over the years our membership has widened to attract the diverse and evolving ethnic and cultural composition of Grangetown, Riverside & Butetown.

Our catchment area is among the least well off in the country and suffers from the many determinants of poor physical and mental health that stem from poverty.

“We live in a rapidly changing world, or rapidly changing society, and if change is about choice we must be sure about those we represent!” 

In building the programme of learning we have taken into consideration ongoing dialogue with young people and those we collaborated with and the programme was sensitively designed to provide individual and groups of young people with the best possible service.

Meet Our Team

Steve Kaireh - Director

Youth Worker

Steve joined the Boys & Girls Club as a volunteer, then youth worker acting as an inspirational leader, motivator and father-figure for generations of young people. Steve is hugely respected, having dedicated his life to young people in our community, and in 2010 the Queen issued him with the coveted MBE for services to youth.

Steve Heads up our programmes since 1999, Steve is responsible for managing the content, planning, staffing and delivery of our projects and activities and is actively involved in supporting numerous young people, some into adulthood.


Paul Lyons

Youth Worker

The first Black DJ to operate in Cardiff City Centre Paul is a high end music producer an ever-popular component of our music offer, qualified youth worker Paul heads up the productions and is helping develop the confidence and skills of our members. An experienced DJ with his own record label.

Paul is passionate about music and about making a difference to the lives of children and young people, inspiring them to grow, develop and achieve their potential. In addition to his  relevant experience, he has a flair for engaging young people and building positive relationships through role modelling behaviours and a positive hands-on can-do attitude is a part of his natural style.


Vicki Hull

Youth Worker

Before joining The Boys and Girls club team in July 2003 Vicki provided C Card support sessions to our young people through her role with Bee Healthy at Channel View Leisure Centre. Her role with us also encompasses heading up Bee Healthy, emotional wellbeing including; exam pressures, worries about future education, and various transitions between life stages and social groups; for example, those that happen between primary and secondary school and between education and employment. Vicki also works with some of our members at Cantonian High School in her role as child protection officer.


Raphael Burke

Youth Worker

Recently appointed Raphael Orton Burke has been a member of the club and Butetown youth pavilion from the age of 11 and became ingrained into the club, which aided his transformation from member to youth worker. Having such deep-rooted connections with the community gives Raphael the necessary tools needed to challenge and motivate local young people to fulfil their potential. He is also key member of Cantonian High School’s extended opportunities and targeted work with pupils.


Lynise Esprit

Youth Worker

Heading up our Earl Lane music suite, qualified youth worker Lynise Esprit is a recording artist and producer. He inspires and trains our members in music production, song writing and lyrics. Young people can either dabble and develop their creative skills or go further and learn to perform and produce professional quality tracks that can lead to careers in the music industry. He works with young people and volunteers developing, and delivering a high-quality challenging, stimulating, fun, engaging and developmental music offer.



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