Grattan has given great service both to his county and the EBU over many years. Delegate to the EBU Council from the NWCBA throughout the 1970’s. Elected to the Board of Directors in 1980 and served for 13 years until 1993. Became the EBU Treasurer in 1984. Remembered in this period for improving working conditions and salaries for staff and introducing a pension system and healthcare.
A member of the L&E from 1976 to 1991. He became chairman in 1981. He still attends as a Vice President and makes material, useful contributions. He became a member of the WBF Laws commission in 1987. He still serves and has been instrumental in developing the various law changes over the last two decades and is still working on the next edition of the laws due in 2017.
He was a very successful NPC of the GB Women’s Team winning medals in the European championship, Venice Cup and Olympiad.
He is the current President of Merseyside & Cheshire. He became a Vice President of the Union in 1994.
Until 2004 he was Secretary and CEO of the Foundation for Sports and the Arts, which in his time there distributed some £785 millions to these activities, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1998 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his work with the Foundation. He retired from this position in 2004. During the time he was with Littlewoods Football Pools he was the organizer from its initiation of the Pools Panel which judged the results of postponed matches for football pool purposes.
Tollemache Cup winner: 1975