KINGSGROVE SPORTS CENTRE HISTORY
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From humble beginnings, the world renowned cricket shop, Kingsgrove Sports Centre Pty Ltd, was founded in 1976 by Harold Solomons and through sheer hard work, a lifelong passion for sport and continually loyal customers, Harold has built a world famous, cricket and sports retail brand. The keys to this success lie in our valued customer service, knowledgeable advice, an enormous selection of handpicked, quality equipment to meet the needs of discerning customers and our ongoing close relationships with the sport manufacturers and sporting bodies. As Kingsgrove Sports gained popularity, Harry was also approached by a manufacturer, who needed assistance to promote and market the cricket brand known as Symonds.
Harry’s special passion for cricket has seen our company and the Symonds brand, contract and sponsor many Australian & Internationally established test players such as Allan Border, Doug Walters, Imran Khan, Larry Gomes, Dirk Wellham, Len Pascoe and Gordon Greenidge to name but a few. In fact, many talented, professional cricketers such as Mark and Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor, Greg Matthews, Michael Slater, Brad McNamara and Michael Clarke had shop floor jobs at Kingsgrove Sports when they were aspiring, young players and they all sought advice from Harry.
The Head Office in Kingsgrove, which covers over 26,000 square feet, consists of a well stocked retail shop, cricket museum and a modern cricket academy, coaching the cricket teams of tomorrow. Alongside five NSW cricket stores, an online shop was launched serving the specialist needs of cricketers and soccer players from across the world. Namely the UK, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, India, PNG, Fiji, South Africa, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, USA and many more.