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What is a Satellite Club?

Satellite Clubs is an initiative aimed at bridging the gap between school, college and community sport and is designed to provide new opportunities for young people to create lifelong sporting habits.

Satellite Clubs are extensions or outposts of community sports clubs which are established at a new venue, usually a secondary school or college and specifically target the 11-25 age group.

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.

Benefits of a Satellite Club

For Community Sports Clubs

For Host Sites

Increase club membership

Raise your profile within the Melton community

Ability to recruit new coaches, leaders and volunteers

Increase usage of your facilities

Improved club advertising great for partner funding

Create new, exciting links with community clubs

Increase access to local facilities

Increase access to different partners

Improved access to a further range of young people to develop clubs talent pool

Offer different sports opportunities to students and the wider community

Developing a Satellite Club

Below is guidance documentation that Sport England have provided for community sports clubs on how to plan, establish and sustain a successful Satellite Club. Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport have also produced a local Satellite Club guidance document. Both of these documents can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. If you require any more information on this or have an idea on how you may be able to assist with Satellite Club delivery, please contact Melton Sport & Health Alliance on the details below.

Guidance Documentation

Melton Sport & Health Alliance

General Enquiries

01664 502 502

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