Satellite Clubs are extensions of community sports clubs or physical activity sessions (hub clubs) which are established in a new venue, usually a secondary school or college and specifically target the 14-19 age group. They are normally run by sports, dance or fitness clubs who bring their expertise and enthusiasm to local venues and aim to offer sport and physical activity in the way that the young people want to receive it. They are ideal to attract young people who are not typically very ‘sporty’.

The New Satellite Club Core principles (September 2017 – March 2019)

New Satellite Club delivery must:

  • be focused on young people aged 14-19*
  • be targeted at helping young people become active or build regular activity habits, and target under-represented groups in sport. These include, but are not limited to females, young people with disabilities and those from lower socio-economic groups.
  • be aligned to achieving the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation of delivering moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity.
  • be positioned to be able to support young people at points of disruption in their lives.
  • be young people (customer) led including involving young people in decisions and design.
  • be linked to or developed into a regular sport and / or physical activity opportunity.
  • have appropriate safeguarding standards in place.

*Where existing satellite clubs have already been established to target 11-13 year old participants they can be continued, however, applications focusing on participants under the age of 14 are very unlikely to be successful.


Following September’s Satellite Club applications, another two application deadlines have been confirmed:

  • Friday 15 December 2017
  • Friday 19 January 2018

Initial applications should be completed in partnership between schools/colleges, a local community sports club and your district’s Club Link Maker.

To apply for funding to link with specific schools or community clubs in your area please contact the relevant Club Link Maker:

For more information on Satellite Clubs and to request an application form please contact Daniel Bromley, or on 03000 417927.

Satellite Clubs in action

Find out below about some of the work we have been doing: