The partners of Grove Leisure, Django Fung and Paul Golder, took over the existing Grove club in Romford in 2002. Django has taken sole management from the 2012/13 season on. Django has many years experience and success in retail, management and accounting and this helped to turn the fortunes of the club round to become one of the most successful clubs in the country.
In 2007 the Grove moved into player management and started to look after the affairs of both seasoned professionals and young players. It is our aim to help develop talent and bring it to a bigger stage.
The Grove now has a stable of top players from both the UK and China including Judd Trump, Li Yan, Liang Wenbo, Yu Delu, Zhang Anda and Chen Zhe. We also sponsor a young player, Billy O’Connor. In addition we regularly arrange commercial deals, including waistcoat sponsors and exhibition matches, for other top professionals including Mark Williams, Shaun Murphy and Stuart Bingham.