Corby Based Satellite Club Named Best In East Midlands

Corby Based Satellite Club Named Best In East Midlands

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:38

Corby Based Satellite Club Named Best In East Midlands

A community sports satellite club based in Corby has been named as the best in East Midlands after inspiring young people to get into and continue playing sport.

The satellite club delivered by Corby Table-tennis Clubhas brought table-tennis into the heart of Kingswood School. The club launched in 2014 to attract young people that had not been involved in other extra-curricular sports in school.

Satellite clubs are extensions of community sports clubs, which use different venues such as a secondary schools or colleges to offer a range of sports to young people who may not be regularly active, or lack the confidence to join a sports club.

Using £49 million of National Lottery funding, more than 6,900 satellite clubs have been established across England, helping to get almost 300,000 young people into sport since 2012. By 2017, every secondary school in England will have been offered a satellite community sports club on its site. Satellite clubs are delivered by community sports clubs supported by the network of county sports partnerships and national governing bodies of sport.

At the Corby Table Tennis Satellite Club more than 30 young people have regularly attended and continued to play sport since the launch last year.

Henry Arthur, Coach at the club says " The Satellite Club has been a great success in bringing a minority sport into a school that has not had the provision in the past. We have reached young people that may never have tried our sport due to various barriers and we are delighted that some of the young people from the Satellite Club will now form a team to compete locally ''.

Sport England's Director for Community Sport, Mike Diaper, said: "I'm delighted that Corby Table Tennis at Kingswood School Satellite Club has won this regional award. They've created a formidable pathway to help get young people in their community more involved in sport."

For more information on Satellite Clubs contact Club Link Maker Felicity Howlett by emailing fhowlett@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Corby Based Satellite Club Named Best In East Midlands

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