Satellite Clubs establish new and regular opportunities for inactive young people aged 14-19 to participate in sport or physical activity.

What is a Satellite Club?

  • An extension of a community sports club (hub club) or totally new opportunity
  • Held at a familiar site (such as school, college, youth centre or other community setting)

What does a Satellite Club look like and what is the focus?

  • 14-19 year olds
  • Must focus on inactive participants
  • Should focus on one the following demographics: girls, disability/long term health conditions, young people at risk of offending or of lower socio-economic circumstance.
  • Satellite clubs can be in a range of sport or physical activities, from hockey to yoga.
  • Satellite clubs can be funded for up to 30 weeks initially and should become fully sustainable.
  • All satellite clubs should be open to the community, not just host site participants.
  • Clubs must be self sustaining e.g. participant income must be redirected back into the club
  • Activity must be new and not an existing project
  • Evidence must exist showing a demand for the project
  • Sessions offered are designed around the needs of young people and provide them with positive enjoyable experiences that make it easy for them to become active
  • Sessions are young people (customer) led including involving young people in decisions and design

What can funding be used for?

  • Coaching/delivery costs
  • Qualifications and training
  • Equipment
  • Venue/facilities
  • Incentives
  • Further funding may also be available to help sustain the satellite club following the funding period

What are the benefits?

  • Increase club's outreach, diversify the audience and membership, resulting in income generation.
  • Attract new groups to community sport
  • Improve long-term sustainability of the club
  • Raise profile of the club, venue and partner organisation to attract interest from partners and funders
  • Provides opportunities to train and recruit volunteers and leaders
  • Introduces inactive individuals to a new activity and increases the likelihood of retaining them in activity

If you have an idea for a satellite club please complete the Expression of Interest form below.

Satellite Club Expression of Interest

Satellite Club Expression of Interest

Please provide a brief outline of your plans or ideas, this does not need to be detailed as an application form will follow once a member of the team has contacted you.