About Satellite Clubs
Satellite clubs have helped thousands of young people get active across Wiltshire and Swindon since 2013. Sport England will continue its support of the program under the ‘Towards an Active Nation’ strategy.
Towards an Active Nation sets out Sport England’s seven investment programmes which are based around the following three behavioural challenges:
- Targeting persistently inactive people and supporting them into some form of activity;
- Making it easier for people who drop in and out of sport and physical activity to stay active and maintain a habit;
- Increasing the resilience of people who have a strong affinity with sport and physical activity, ensuring they are treated as valued customers.
Satellite clubs 2017-21 involve the development of new regular opportunities to take part in sport or physical activity outside of school curriculum time.
The program will be targeted at young people aged 14-19. The core audience among this age group being those young people who are inactive or generally less active on a regular basis. Other projects aimed at targeting Sport England priority groups will be prioritised, including:
- Women and Girls
- Black and Minority Ethnic
- Low Socio-Economic background
- Where there is evidence of demand for new activity
Sport England have produced a guidance document to help plan, establish and sustain a successful Satellite Club.
It is packed with useful information click below or print your own copy - http://bit.ly/2w6D0Vu
Salisbury and District Table Tennis Satellite Club is a great success
The Salisbury and District Table Tennis Club was launched in November 2015. Through the Sport England Satellite Club programme coordinated by WASP the club were able to purchase new tables to add to the school ones (12 in total) and equipment for use at the school by the club and its students. The initial 6 week period was free of charge and attracted 150 people of all ages.
National Satellite Club Awards 2015 have awarded the South West Highly Commended award to:
Trowbridge Central Basketball Club are based at St Augustines Catholic School and with guidance from Wiltshire and Swindon Sport and Wiltshire Council they have linked with the school to provide a pathway for the pupils to progress with their Basketball from school to club level. The club has been presented with a Highly Commended award for its role in inspiring young people to play basketball and helping them to sustain their participation in the sport. The club also recognized the gap between competitive club teams and people wanting to start playing or returning to play basketball. The Satellite Club was developed to offer a social basketball session for all ages and abilities to attend. Here is the nomination video -
Another great example of a Satellite Club between Commonweal School Swindon and Swindon Shock Wheelchairs Club who won the National Title of Best Satellite Club in 2014.