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By GreaterSport | 17 January 2018 | TAGS: #SuccessStories, GMsatelliteclubs

The Satellite Club Celebration week in September launched the ‘Design your Own “Dragon’s Den” Satellite Club’ project for 14-19 year olds to create sessions for other young people in their school or local area.

After many applications, seven groups were chosen to pitch their idea to a panel of “Dragons”, from the GreaterSport team. The ideas included the panel remembering key words through netball and watching amazing videos of what the young people hope to achieve. The finalists came from:

Ashton on Mersey School (Trafford) pitched for two projects, one for ‘Inflata Nation’ and the other for roller disco at their school site.

Marple Hall School (Stockport) pitched an idea for a trampoline club at their school.

Oldham 6th Form College (Oldham) A real young person led session as the young people aimed to become netball coaches and run netball on their site.

Woodhey High School (Bury) wanted to continue their girls boxing sessions following a successful trial.

St James’ High School (Stockport) who looked at setting up a netball and tennis session.

Hamer ABC (Rochdale) A group of young people came to pitch their idea for increasing the number of young people taking part in boxing.

Rochdale AFC In the Community Trust (Rochdale) Two young people shared how football helped them and what they hoped to do with their project in Rochdale schools.

All the projects will be worked with to see if they can be funded, but two outstanding pitches will receive a trophy at their school:

The first, for the best pitch by Secondary School aged young people went to Woodhey High School as the young people demonstrated real passion behind their project and had some great stories to share with the panel.

The second, for overall best pitch, went to Oldham 6th Form College as the young people really owned the project and put so much work into their pitch to make it look really professional.

Download the case study here.


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