Club Link Maker
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Club Link Maker

The satellite clubs intervention is a key part of Sport England’s Youth and Community Sport Strategy 2012-17, and aims to undertake transformational change in the way that young people are supported from school, college and other relevant settings into community sport – creating a sporting habit for life.

The vision of the satellite clubs intervention is that by March 2017, every secondary school (in addition to colleges and other relevant settings) will be offered a satellite community sports club, with a direct link to one or more national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) depending on the local clubs in its area. The creation of these satellite clubs will support an increase in the number of 11-251 year olds participating regularly (1 x 30 minutes per week) in community sport and reduce the number of 11-25 year olds dropping-out of sport.

Satellite clubs are extensions, or outposts of community sports clubs which are established in a new venue, usually a secondary school, college, university or other suitable venue and specifically target the 14 to 25 age group. Satellite clubs make it easy for young people to stay in sport, or indeed to start playing sport for the first time. They provide a stepping stone to a community club or regular participation.

Satellite clubs may have a range of different objectives, determined by local need and insight, examples of which include:

  1. Increasing the existing community club capacity due to high levels of demand;
  2. Broadening the scope of what a club can offer to attract a wider range of young people to the club, and;
  3. Focusing on opportunities for specific groups, such as disability sport or age/gender specific sessions.

Chesterfield School Sport Partnership lead are the delivery partner for Derbyshire Sport for Chesterfield.

To date we have established the following Satellite Clubs as part of the programme;

Badminton (Brookfield Community School)

Cycling (Holme Brook Valley Park – St Marys and Outwood Academy Newbold)

Boccia (Fairplay – Ashgate Croft)

Athletics (Outwood Academy Newbold)

Athletics (Springwell)

Triathlon (Brookfield)

Swimming (Queens Park – Parkside)

Badminton (Whittington Green)

Netball (Brookfield)

Netball (Hasland Hall)


Useful websites:

If you require support or guidance relating to your club, there is a great deal of useful information on the Club Matters website.

For specific guidance, see below:

Financial Support

Club Management

Club People

Club Marketing