Satellite Clubs are a Sport England funded-project focused on local physical activity and sport clubs designed around the needs of young people. Satellite Clubs are focused on supporting an increase in the number of 14-19-year olds participating regularly in physical activity and sport. The clubs meet the needs of young people and provide a positive fun experience, giving young people the confidence to take part. London Sport commissioned ConnectSport to produce 10 video case studies to tell the stories of the impact of the programme on the lives of the young people it aims to reach. Below are two of the stories. More will be added shortly.
SATELLITE CLUB: LEYTON GIRLS BECOMING 'CONFIDENT CITIZENS'
Creating a comfortable environment for girls to play football in can help them grow into “strong, confident citizens”.
That’s the view of Louise McGing, club secretary for AFC Leyton Girls in East London which is one of the UK’s few all-female community football clubs.
The club was created in 2015 through the belief that participation in sport can be transformative for girls and young women.
SATELLITE CLUB: SUPPORTING YOUNG MOTORISTS IN CROYDON
The importance of providing young people with opportunities to let off steam has been underlined by an innovative motorsport programme in south London.
The Croydon Auto Bikes Scheme (CABS), has been running for more than 20 years and offers a variety of activities using motorbikes as a tool to engage positively with young people, helping them break the cycle of anti-social and criminal behaviour.
CABS, which is managed by PlayPlace Innov8 CIC and supported by Sport England’s Satellite Clubs funding, provides workshops which enable teenagers to learn about motorbike maintenance, safety, riding skills and the consequences of illegal behaviour.
ConnectSport is managed by experienced media executives whose aim is to increase awareness and investment in community sport by giving it the same profile afforded to elite sport. All profits are used to help us tell more stories about this rapidly growing sector, and raise awareness of the brilliant work being carried out by staff and volunteers who often go unnoticed behind the scenes at clubs, charities and in communities across the regions. Please contact us to find out how we can help tell your stories.