Secondary Education

​Secondary education in Cheshire represents a huge opportunity to inspire young people to participate in sport or physical activity, creating a sporting habit for life. Working with secondary schools of all types, Active Cheshire support a range of initiatives and work with partners to ensure that opportunities are available for all young people, and that provision caters for the changing needs of young people as they progress through the ‘Participation Pathway’. Below are examples of some of our specific work areas within the secondary education sector.


Satellite Clubs are designed to bridge the gaps between school, college and community sport and provide new opportunities for young people to create lifelong sporting habits. Through Sport England funding, Active Cheshire are working with partners (including schools, colleges, National Governing Bodies of sport, and community sports clubs) to identify suitable opportunities to develop satellite clubs.

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 14-25 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.

Satellite clubs make it easier for young people to stay in sport, or to start playing sport for the first time. For more information, or if you are interested in developing or being part of a satellite club, contact Duncan Setterington on


Sportivate is a £56 million Lottery funded London 2012 legacy project that gives more young people the chance to discover a sport or activity that they love. The programmes are aimed at ages 14-25, and we have helped engage many of this age group through our Sportivate projects within schools and colleges, with establishments providing a critical mass of participants.To find out more about Sportivate, click here