These days Wentworth Park is commonly associated with Greyhound Racing, but over the years is has been the host of many sports, including motor sports, soccer, and as one of the original venues for the NSW Rugby League.
It was on Monday 20th April, 1908, where the first NSWRL season kicked off with Easts beating Newtown 32-16, before local team Glebe defeated the orginal Newcastle side 8-5. While these games were being played, the other two games of the inaugural round of rugby league in Australia were being played at nearby Birchgrove Oval.
While all of the early teams would play home game at the venue at some stage, it was primarily the home of the NSWRL’s original team Glebe, and first expansion side Annandale.
217 games were played at the venue between 1908 & 1931, with Glebe appearing in 129 of them, and Annandale appearing in 67.
The final first grade match was played at the venue on Saturday 2nd May, 1931, with Balmain defeating University 29-14.
The Glebe club, having been removed from the competition at the end of the 1929 season, were revived as part of the Ron Massey Cup in 2017, returning to their Wentworth Park home in 2023.