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Satellite Clubs are a £48.5 million investment from Sport England between now and March 2017. It is Sport England's vision that by 2017 every secondary school in England will be offered a satellite community sports club on its site.

Satellite Clubs are extensions or outposts of community sports clubs which are established in a new venue, usually a secondary school or college and specifically target the 11-25 age group. Their purpose is to grow the number of young people playing sport as well as reducing the number of young people dropping out.

Active Dorset is dedicated to providing satellite clubs across the county by linking NGBs to schools, colleges and community providers. We match the supply and demand to help ensure the needs of both the hub club and satellite clubs are met and do this by identifying suitable satellite host venues which also meets requirements of NBGs, schools and local clubs.

For more information please contact Gary Head on the details at the bottom of the page or click here to visit the dedicated Satellite Clubs website.

Satellite Club Visits

Please download, complete and return this form in advance of a CSP member of staff visiting your Satellite Club.

Satellite Clubs can benefit your physical and mental health. The benefits to your mental wellbeing include:

  • Reduced anxiety and happier moods. When you exercise, your brain chemistry changes through the release of endorphins (sometimes called 'feel good' hormones), which can calm anxiety and lift your mood.
  • Reduced feelings of stress. You may experience reductions in feelings of stress and tension as your body is better able to control cortisol levels.
  • Clearer thinking. Some people find that exercise helps to break up racing thoughts. As your body tires so does your mind, leaving you calmer and better able to think clearly.
  • A greater sense of calm. Simply taking time out to exercise can give you space to think things over and help your mind feel calmer.
  • Increased self-esteem. When you start to see your fitness levels increase and your body improve, it can give your self-esteem a big boost. The sense of achievement you get from learning new skills and achieving your goals can also help you feel better about yourself and lift your mood. Improved self-esteem also has a protective effect that increases life satisfaction and can make you more resilient to feeling stressed.
  • Reduced risk of depression. If you're more active there's good evidence to suggest that at most ages, for both men and women, there's a trend towards lower rates of depression. In fact one study has found that by increasing your activity levels from doing nothing to exercising at least three times, you can reduce your risk of depression by almost 20%.

Gary Head

Youth Participation and Insight Manager

Active Dorset

Active Dorset CSPAP
Bournemouth Learning Centre
Slades Farm
Ensbury Avenue
BH10 4HG
01202 458 889

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