Satellite Clubs

The Satellite Club programme is a Sport England national lottery funded programme aimed at improving the physical health and emotional wellbeing of young people aged 14-19.

In Dorset, our re-designed programme requires new Satellite Clubs to specifically target inactive 14-19 year olds from under-represented groups, as we try to reduce the gap in activity levels for ethnic minorities, low socio-economic groups, females and/or those with long term health problems.

What does our programme look like?

Core principles

  • New satellite club delivery should be focused on young people aged 14-19.
  • Target under-represented groups in society (Females, Ethnic Minorities, Disabled, Religious Groups, Minority Groups)
  • Activity provided through satellite clubs should be aligned to achieving the Chief Medical Officers recommendation of delivering moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity.
  • Positioned to be able to support young people at points of disruption in their lives.
  • Designed to get young people active and create regular activity habits.
  • 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.
  • Appropriate safeguarding standards must be in place.

Your Satellite Club Journey

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How to get involved?

We are now looking to work with various partners, both existing and new, who work with young people aged 14-19 in areas of deprivation across the county. In doing so we hope to establish a network of Satellite Clubs which target hard to reach individuals across Dorset. Each club should be shaped by young people and be designed around at least one of our three target areas.

If you are interested in setting up a Satellite Club or know an organisation that would be perfect for the programme, please get in contact.

James Day

Satellite club officer

Active Dorset

Active Dorset
Slades Park Pavilion
Ensbury Avenue
BH10 4HG
01202 539380

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