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Satellite Clubs

Satellite Clubs are outposts of existing community sports clubs, which are based on school or college sites or within communities. They have helped us to get more young people playing sport and to make the transition into community sport across the county.

Lottery Funded through Sport England, we've had some great success stories since the programme began in 2013 in a whole hosts of sports and we are looking to ensure we can sustain these for the future.

Beyond September 2017, Sport England's Satellite Club programme is changing the approach to the way that Satellite Clubs are supported. We will continue to focus on changing young people's sporting behaviour from being irregularly active to becoming consistently active, helping to create a lifelong sporting habit. However, there will be a focus on the following delivery areas:

  1. Women and girls
  2. Young people with limiting disabilities
  3. Young people from selected communities.

We will design clubs with young people at the heart of planning. We will take into account their barriers, motivations and attitudes to sport and physical activity.

Funding

We can support your club in setting up a satellite club by supporting with funding to :

  • Purchase a set of start up equipment needed to run the club at the new site
  • Pay the coaches time for a period of at least 10 weeks to help get the project launched
  • Fund a Sporting Champion to come and visit the club and help with the launch of the club.
  • Fund the venue hire associated with starting up the club for at least 10 weeks to help the club become sustainable
  • Fund coaching/leadership qualifications to enable the club to deliver in more location.
  • Fund the marketing and promotional material for the new sessions

To find out more about Satellite Clubs funding contact:

Felicity Howlett

Club Link Maker

Northamptonshire Sport

Telephone
01604 366215

Useful links & documents for developing Satellite Clubs:

  • Youth Insight- Under your Skin Youth Insight- Under your Skin (PDF, 6.9 Mb)

    This new wave of research builds on the youth insight published in 2014 and delves into the personalities, behaviours, attitudes and aspirations of young people.

    'Under the Skin' breaks down young people into six key personas. Only by understanding these various groups can we design the best possible programmes to get young people active.

  • Sport England Youth Insights Pack 2014 Sport England Youth Insights Pack 2014 (PDF, 2.2 Mb)

    A 2014 Sport England review into young people's lives found sport needs to adapt how it presents itself to broaden its reach and increase the proportion of young people regularly participating.

    If you're trying to increase your engagement with young people then download and read the full Insight Pack

Making sessions UNMISSABLE for Young People

sports coach UK and Sport England, have created a short animation and accompanying support guide for coaches to generate ideas for their sessions. 'What makes your session UNMISSABLE for young people' draws on recent research and contains fun ideas and tips for planning sessions.

It is the first in a series of three animations encouraging coaches to think about the needs and demands of young people.Tell sports coach UK how you have made your session unmissable using #UnmissableSport on Twitter.

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