Satellite Club Programme Gets a Revamp

Satellite Club Programme Gets a Revamp

Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:29

Satellite Club Programme Gets a Revamp

Amid changes to the national programme, and the release of Sport England's new 10-year strategy – Uniting the Movement – Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire unveils new plans for the former Satellite Club programme.

Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire has delivered the local, Sport England funded initiative since the inception of the programme in 2013. During this period, over 170 Satellite Clubs have received funding. Satellite Clubs have provided local sport and physical activity sessions for young people aged 14-19. The clubs, designed around the needs of participants, provided positive, enjoyable experiences that make it easy for young people to become active or to develop more regular activity habits.

Changes to the national Satellite Club framework has provided Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire with more flexibility around delivering the programme locally. This has enabled us to align the programme more closely with our Children and Young People Strategy as well as Sport England's Uniting the Movement 10-year vision.

Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire is delighted to unveil the revamped, 'Activate Children and Young People Programme'.

What does an Activate Programme look like and what is the new focus?

The new programme will offer a targeted approach to supporting children and young people aged 5-24 to become more active. Maintaining an emphasis around inactive individuals and those furthest from physical activity, the programme will focus on participants from the following demographics:

  • Women and girls
  • Young people with a disability and/or long term health condition
  • Young people at risk of offending
  • Young people from low socio-economic circumstance
  • Minority ethnic communities
  • Young people experiencing poor mental health
  • Young people displaying excess weight and/or poor fitness levels

All Activate Children and Young People programmes are open to the community and activity must be new and not part of an existing project. Sessions should be designed around the needs of young people, providing positive and enjoyable experiences that make it easy for them to become active. Sessions should be young person-led including involving young people in the design and decision-making processes.

For further information on the Activate Children & Young People Programme, you can visit our website or contact Amy Ruffell-Hazell - Project Officer (Children & Young People) at: or call 077666111946.

Tags: ActivateCYP, Children and Young People, Herefordshire, Satellite Clubs, Worcestershire