The Satellite Clubs programme for 2018-2019 is giving England Athletics affiliated clubs the opportunity to apply for a package of support to encourage more young people aged between 14-25 to start or become more physically active through athletics and running.
The Satellite Club programme provides affiliated clubs with a fantastic opportunity to support young people to get fitter, healthier and involved in athletics, as well as increasing the number of leaders and coaches at the club and helping their longer-term development.
RunTogether Satellite Clubs
Launched in May 2018, the RunTogether Satellite Club Programme offers a funding package for affiliated clubs who would like to establish a RunTogether group that specifically targets young people agreed between 14-25.
Funding of up to £550 is available per club. The interested club should view the funding conditions and complete the downloadable application form. The funding package available covers items ranging from venue hire to coach fees, and promotional material to running kit.
The launch of RunTogether in January 2017 has led to a growth in social running; over 1,545 groups are now using the leader resources including their own website, runners online registration, support of a Run Leader Mentor and being able to update session registers via a phone app. RunTogether groups can be set up by any licensed Leaders in Running Fitness, Coach in Running Fitness or Athletics Coaches, and are able to run leader-led sessions for attendees 12 years and over.
You may have links locally to schools and colleges who would be interested in having an after school running club. Your club may support a local community race or event and introduce a course to help the young people train in advance. Or you may want to develop a junior section of your road running club for over 12s.
We recommend contacting your local Club Support Manager to discuss your application before applying or to discuss any other support needed for your club.
Track & Field Satellite Clubs
Since 2011 England Athletics have been supporting affiliated clubs with Satellite Club funding to enable them to deliver additional sessions outside of normal club nights or at alternative venues. Many of these clubs are still thriving and we have funding available for clubs who would like to set up new Satellite Club activity for young athletes between 14-25 years of age. Funding would support clubs to pay for coaching qualifications, hire suitable venues, promote their activity and purchase essential equipment.
To discuss this in more detail and decide whether or not this is something your club could access please contact your local Club Support Manager.