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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.
  4. LGBP
  5. Anti Social Behaviour

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.


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 20 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 20 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:

Matthew Peleszok

Matthew Peleszok

Sport Development Officer

Northamptonshire Sport

Matthew looks after: I oversee the Satellite Club programme which aims to increase participation in physical activity for 14-19 year olds. I also oversee the Mick George Community Fund which helps support local organisations with capital funding.

07342 069901

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

  • Helping Women & Girls Get Active Practical Guide Aug 15 Helping Women & Girls Get Active Practical Guide Aug 15 (PDF, 6.1 Mb)

    A useful guide for engaging women and girls get active and engaged with sport and physical activity


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