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Satellite Clubs

Many young people stop playing sport when they leave school and Satellite Clubs aim to prevent this by making the transition from school to community sport easier.

Satellite Clubs are extensions or outposts of existing community sports clubs or activities who bring their expertise and enthusiasm to local places, such as a school where young people already meet. Together the club and participants create a satellite club that offers sport in the way that young people want to receive it.

Satellites differ because they bring sport to young people in very local venues and also because they aim to attract young people who are not typically very sporty. The focus of Satellite Clubs is on the 14 - 25 year age group, a critical time when many young people stop playing sport or being active.

Female ONLY Satellite Clubs: APPLY NOW

Over the last 3 years Active Gloucestershire have supported and funded over 45 Satellite Clubs as part of Sport England’s incentive to encourage more young people to participate in community sport and physical activity. Over the next 6 months Active Gloucestershire in partnership with GlosGirlsCan would like to fund a new round of projects focusing on community female participation in sport or activity.

What are we looking for?

If you are a local club, leisure provider or activity instructor who is passionate about helping women and girls get active, that has the capacity to deliver funded sessions in an environment suitable to young females aged 14 to 25, then please get in touch by emailing Niall Judge or call for a chat on 01452 393616.

What we can fund:

We can provide up to £3,000 of funding to support the delivery of at least 60 weeks of sessions across 3 years. This funding can be used towards venue hire, coaching costs, equipment purchases, coaching CPD & Qualifications and finally to ensure future sustainability of your sessions when our funding is finished.


You must have the following to be eligible for funding:

  • Qualified instructor, coach or activator linked to an external club/group or ongoing activity
  • Child Protection Policy
  • First Aid
  • Safeguarding
  • DBS certificates
  • Letter of support from local School, College, Youth Club or local authority
  • Link to a ‘Hub Club’ / Exit Route
  • Ability to provide participation data to Active Gloucestershire

If you would like to know more or express your interest in starting a Satellite Club, please email Niall Judge for an application form.

Application DEADLINE: Wednesday 31st May 2017