What are Satellite Clubs?

Satellite clubs can help bridge the gap between school, college and community sport – and provide new opportunities for young people to get active.

What are Satellite Clubs?

Satellite Clubs are local sport and physical activity sessions that are designed around the needs of young people. The sessions provide young people with positive and enjoyable experiences, supported by or linked to a local community sports club or physical activity opportunity (The Hub), making it easier for them to become physically active and develop regular activity habits.

Satellite Clubs should be designed with young people's views and opinions in mind, they should be positioned to support young people through potential points of disruption in their lives. For example, around adolescence or during school and college transitions when young people are at high risk of drifting away from physical activity.

We are proud to have supported the creation of over 60 Satellite Clubs across Bedfordshire between 2015-2018 and the opportunity to invest in further Satellite Clubs still remains with funding secured until March 2021.

Who are Satellite Clubs for?

Satellite Clubs are targeted at young people aged between 14-19 across Bedfordshire, with the aim of supporting them to become more physically active and develop an active lifestyle. Based on Sport England's national strategy, Team BEDS&LUTON's Satellite Club programme has an overacting theme, with the intention to support young people's physical and mental wellbeing as well as community/economic development. With this in mind, the following target audience has been outlined;

- Females

- Young people with disabilities and inclusive activities.

- BAME Groups

- Young people from low socio-economic groups.

Activity provided through satellite clubs should be aligned to achieving the Chief Medical Officers recommendation of delivering moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity.

Want to find out more about our Satellite Clubs or how we can support your organisation please contact Jade Horsley: jade@teambedsandluton.co.uk