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Satellite Clubs

What is a Satellite Club?

A satellite club is an extension of a community sports club (hub club), or a 'pop-up club' which is established in a new venue such as a school or college and targets the 11-25 age group. They aim to attract a new audience to sports clubs.

Satellite clubs are run by established sports clubs who bring their expertise and enthusiasm to local places where young people already meet. Satellite clubs help to create a link between school sport and community sport, encouraging a gradual transition. Identifying local needs determines the requirement for a satellite club as well as the type of sport.

Therefore to develop a high quality, sustainable satellite club network, in the first instance we are working closely with schools to identify a fundamental need/demand for sport and in turn we will aim to match this with supply from a local community club.

Benefits of Satellite Clubs

For ClubsFor Host Sites
Increase club membershipCreate new links with community clubs and increase access to a range of new partners
Increase access to local facilitiesRaise your profile in the community
Potential to recruit new volunteers, leaders and coachesMaximise the use of facilities
Higher profile in your community – great for attracting partners
and funding
Create new avenues for young leaders to develop
Increase you clubs talent poolOffer new sports or opportunities to students and the local community

The pathway and where Satellite Clubs sit within this

Are you interested?

  • Satellite Club Expression Of Interest 2016-17 (MS Word, 67 Kb)

    If you are interested in developing a satellite club or want to find out more, download our Satellite Clubs Guide below. You can also complete our expression of interest form below and send it to Maria Crowfoot - MCrowfoot@rutland.gov.uk

  • Satellite Clubs Notes (MS Word, 37 Kb)

    For more in depth information as to what a satellite club does then read the attached document. Alternatively, you can visit: www.sportengland.org/clublinks or www.lrsport.org/satelliteclubs for more details

Maria Crowfoot

Sport and Physical Activity Development Assistant (Legacy Maker)

Rutland County Council

Rutland County Council
01572 722577

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