BUCFC Satellite Club
Thanks to funding from Sport England, we have been able to set up a Satellite Club for 14-25 year olds in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Satellite Clubs can help bridge the gaps between school, college and community sport and provide new opportunities for young people to create lifelong sporting habits.
What is a Satellite Club?
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. Coaches and volunteers from or linked to a community sports club work in partnership with the satellite host venue to create a new community Satellite Club.
Why do we need Satellite Clubs?
Sport England know that the step from school or college sport to community sport is often too great for young people. This is why so many 11-25 year olds drop-out of sport. Satellite clubs make it easier for young people to stay in sport, or to start playing sport for the first time. They provide a stepping stone to a community club or regular participation through the creation of relevant, appealing and convenient sporting opportunities for young people.
How will Boston United Community Football Clubs’ Satellite Club help?
BUCFC often miss out on players every year due to training taking place in Kirton and Sutterton. By delivering this Satellite Club at Focus One in Boston, we hope to attract local people that struggle to make the commitment to travel to training every week.
Focus One is a facility managed by United in the Community, and is situated in the highly deprived Skirbeck ward area in Boston.
How can you get involved?
We will be delivering low-cost football training at Focus One to help give players, who might miss out due to travelling to training, the opportunity to take part and improve their skills.
Tuesdays – from 29th November to 13th December 2016
Tuesdays – from 3rd January to December 2017
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Cost per session
Focus One, Mill Road, Boston