The satellite clubs intervention is a key part of Sport England's 2012-17 Youth and Community Sport Strategy and aims to create a sporting habit for life in young people.
This vision is that by March 2017, every secondary school (in addition to colleges and other relevant settings) will be offered the opportunity to host a satellite community sports club, with a direct link to one or more national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) depending on the local clubs in its area.
Satellite clubs are extensions, or outposts of community sports clubs which are established in a secondary school, college, university or other suitable venue and they specifically target the 11-25 age group. Satellite clubs make it easier for young people to stay in sport, or to start playing sport for the first time by providing a stepping stone to a community club or other opportunities for regular participation.
What are the benefits for your club?
- Satellite clubs will attract new members from wider groups of young people and aim to keep them engaged and active
- They can help to develop young leaders and volunteers
- It will raise the profile of your club in the local community
- Introducing a satellite club can help you think differently about where you provide your sport, how you deliver it and who you deliver it to
Get in touch
If you wish to get involved, develop a satellite club or would like more information, you can find contact details for satellite club contact the areas of Amber Valley, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derby City, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, High Peak, North East Derbyshire and South Derbyshire by clicking on the link below.
Alternatively, for more information please contact Craig Homer.