Many young people stop playing sport when they leave school but Satellite Clubs aims to prevent this by making the transition from school to community sport easier
Satellite Clubs is a new Sport England funded project. It is designed to increase opportunities for 11-25 year olds to participate in community sport and reduce the drop off in sports participation.
Satellite Clubs or outposts of existing community sports clubs, many of which are based on school or college sites, will help us get more people playing sport. They will also ensure more young people are able to continue to take part in sport as they transition from school to community sport.
The main advantages for a club running a satellite club are:
- Recruit new members and, regular, weekly participants
- Build loyalty, retaining members for longer
- Reduce the drop-off in participation amongst the 11-25 year old age group
- Create new opportunities to recruit volunteers and leaders
- Reach further into the local community
- Encourage the long-term sustainability of the club
The sports club takes the main responsibility for running the club and the school’s main responsibility is around signposting students and promoting the club to partners or neighbouring schools.
For more information on the Satellite Clubs programme in Ealing please contact
Jo Valks, sports development officer, Active Ealing
Tel: (020) 8825 6104
For information about the national Satellite Clubs programme please visit the Sport England website.