Simon Balle Satellite Club
On Thursday, 5th February 2014, the HAWCS established a “satellite club” at Simon Balle School, Hertford.
Satellite Clubs were introduced as part of the UK Government’s policy to help develop sport in schools, and establish links with local community sports clubs, with coaches and volunteers from the hub club working with teachers from the selected school to develop that particular sport, and in this case athletics.
The programme is designed to initially run for three years, and to help it get established, funding from the Lottery has been allocated to the Club, via the Herts School Sports Partnership.
The funding allocated to the HAWCS was based on the purchase of some new equipment, to assist with the training of young leaders at the school, and to help meet the costs of some of the Club’s Coaches or volunteers who work with the pupils at the school. The funding will only cover the first year of the Satellite Club, after that it must become self financing.