Many young people stop playing sport when they leave school but Satellite Clubs aims to prevent this by making the transition from school group to community club easier.
Sport England is working in partnership with national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) and county sport partnerships (CSPs) by investing over £49 million of Lottery funding into the development of Satellite Clubs.
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. Every secondary school in England will be given the opportunity to host a Satellite Club with the aim of creating 4,000 new Satellite Clubs by 2017.
At the heart of every Satellite Club is an established community sports club (hub club) that will be working with their NGB who, with the support of their county sport partnership will establish an extension of its club in a host school or college. At the heart of every Satellite Club are the young people who take part and we are focused on the development of those young people through sport and community club activity.
The satellite club delivered by Stockton RFC has brought Rugby into the heart of Stockton and has been named as the best in the North East after inspiring young people to get into and continue playing sport. Stockton Rugby club expressed a desire to increase the number of junior teams playing at a variety of age levels and saw the opportunity to deliver some outreach work targeting players in new communities in Stockton. Our Lady of St Bede’s School had not traditionally played rugby and has been delighted with this link which has resulted in a number of the young players joining the club to play regularly at a competitive level. Please click here to read the full story.
For further information on Satellite Clubs please contact Paul Kreczak at Tees Valley Sport on 01642 342287, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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