Market Harborough Squash & Racketball Club have been working tirelessly to improve the range of squash and racketball opportunities available to all in their local community.
They have recently been focusing on junior squash and when approached by England Squash & Racketball to set up a Satellite Club they jumped at the chance. Armored with a Sport England, Sportivate bid to kick start the sessions they have gone from strength to strength and there are now two weekly coached sessions open to all juniors in the local area.
Satellite clubs are a Sport England initiative aiming to get more people between the age of 11-25 playing sport. It is an extension of a community club and they are run on a weekly basis outside of school hours (evenings or weekends).
Alison Avil, Coach and Coordinator of the Satellite Club at Market Harborough said “as part of our Club Development plan it was our desire to get closer links with our local schools and over the last year, with the support from ESR and our local sports partnership we have been able to start doing just that. Becoming a Satellite club is a natural progression and it helps to give the schemes we are looking to develop good governance and recognition.”
“We would encourage other clubs to take squash out to schools each week by doing after school clubs as juniors are the next generation of members.”
John Davis – East Midlands Regional Manager commented “The club currently have weekend junior sessions attended by 60 juniors every week and it is testament to Alison and Steve’s passion to continually increase the number of people playing the sports that this programme has worked so well. An open view to opening up the club to the local community has certainly seen the club thrive and delivered some impressive results!”
To find out more about Market Harborough Squash & Racketball Club please visit: http://www.harboroughsquash.co.uk/
If you are interested in finding our more about Satellite Clubs and how England Squash & Racketball could help please contact Siobhan Eastham: Siobhan.firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: http://www.harboroughsquash.co.uk/