What Are Satellite Clubs?

Satellite Clubs is a programme funded by Sport England to support community sports clubs and other non-sporting community organisations to deliver physical activity sessions to young people.

Satellite Clubs provide regular opportunities for inactive young people to access physical activity that is enjoyable, appealing and convenient based on their individual needs.

Are you enthusiastic about getting Berkshire teenagers more active?

Email chelsea.piggott@getberkshireactive.org and register your interest and deliver physical activity for 14-19 year olds. You will join an amazing team of Berkshire clubs and organisations like Thames Valley Police, Sport in Mind and West Berkshire Council.

If you are a young person aged 14-19 and want to become more active, check the sessions in your area and get involved!

Facts And Figures

Get Berkshire Active have engaged nearly 3000 young people in Satellite Club sessions so far. There are currently 42 active clubs delivering in Berkshire.

We have clubs spanning across 23 different sports including less traditional activities such as wheelchair rugby, dance and angling.

Our Satellite Clubs have helped young people in more ways than just becoming active! We've seen additional benefits like feeling more confident, increasing mental wellness and improving social trust.

Who Do Satellite Clubs Want To Target?

Community Satellite Clubs

All our satellite clubs must be for young people aged between 14-19 that are currently inactive.

They key focuses for GBA are specifically targeted audiences that don't necessarily receive the same opportunities as others or find it difficult to access opportunities. These are:

  • Low socio-economic groups
  • Women and girls
  • Ethnic minority groups
  • People living with a disability

What Areas Do Satellite Clubs Want To Target?

Where possible we aim to deliver our clubs in highlighted areas of deprivation to make sure the population are receiving the same opportunities are those from different areas. Please enquire with us if you would like to know more information on these specific areas.

Who Can Access Satellite Club Funding?

GBA provide the link between National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport, education establishments, sports clubs, community groups and disability organisations. We also provide funding to help set up satellite clubs. This can include equipment, facility hire and coaching costs.

Anyone can access support to set up a satellite club, you don't have to be a sports club or be linked with Sports or Physical Activity. It may be that you are a non-sporting organisation that have an inactive population interested in participating in an activity, or a self-employed coach looking to branch out to an area of deprivation.

Want to apply?

Due to Covid-19, this is currently a rolling application and therefore has no deadline in which to complete an application.

You are able to reapply if you are unsuccessful first time and Get Berkshire Active will always give the opportunity to amend applications to increase the likelihood of becoming a successfully funded club.

We welcome all innovative ideas that sit at any stage of project development- we're happy to support your plans in becoming deliverable sessions with our knowledge and experience.

Please complete the application form on this web page and send directly to chelsea.piggott@getberkshireactive.org

Are you a Young person of Berkshire and want to join a Satellite Club in your area?


Want to set up a Satellite Club?

Please contact Chelsea Piggott at GBA on Chelsea.piggott@getberkshireactive.org for further discussions.

We would like to hear from you before an application is submitted! This way we can support you before you've even started a project!

Chelsea Piggott

Chelsea Piggott

Youth and Workforce Officer

Chelsea is the Strategic Lead for Workforce and Crime Prevention at Get Berkshire Active. She is responsible for supporting coaches, volunteers, clubs and communities to deliver quality opportunities for people in Berkshire to get active. She oversees funding programmes for children and young people across all local authorities and is involved in creating opportunities to use sport and physical activity to support people at risk of or involved in criminality. Having completed a Degree and Masters at the University of Gloucestershire, she took up a role in Sports Development at a Local Authority supporting disability physical activity programmes before joining GBA. Alongside this, she is completing a part-time PhD at Loughborough Uni researching the effects of life skills developed through physical activity and sport programmes and their impact on youth delinquency. She draws on her personal experience of what interventions and funded programmes can do for young people and hopes to continue to pass this on to future generations. Outside of work she enjoys walking her two dogs and has a passion for powerlifting.

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