Helping young people take the step into community sport is at the heart of Sport England’s 2012-17 Youth and Community Strategy.
Sport England believe satellite clubs can bridge the gaps between school, college and community sport and provide new opportunities for young people to create lifelong sporting habits.
Satellite Clubs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
By 2017, every secondary school in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will have been offered a satellite community sports club on its site.
Satellite clubs may also be established in colleges, or other relevant education or community settings, depending on local need.
These clubs will help us grow the number of 14-25 year olds taking part in sport for at least 30 minutes every week across the County, as well as reducing the number of young people dropping out of sport.
Satellite Clubs usually have the following features:
- Based locally, usually in a secondary school or college (but within geographical proximity to hub club)
- Open to all young people across the community, not just those who attend the school/college that the satellite club is based at
- Run regularly (weekly), with delivery not just limited to term time
- Held at a time when the young people in the community can access the new provision
- Clearly identifiable as a community sports club
- Structured less formally with more flexible membership and rules, such as those covering kit and equipment, in comparison to the hub club
- Run by community clubs coaches
The guidance notes below highlight all the key information around satellite club delivery.
If you are interested in finding out more about satellite club funding, and would like to be involved in this exciting and ever expanding project, contact Gemma Neill on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01487 849926
Useful Satellite Club Terminology
Hub Club – The community sports club which is the satellite club is linked to and is part of.
Satellite Club – The extension of the community club established on a new site.
Host site/venue – The site which hosts the satellite club (for example a secondary school)
Link – The relationship between the satellite host and hub club