The Youth Sport Trust is a children's charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. We have more than 20 years of expertise in pioneering new ways of using sport to improve children's wellbeing and give them a brighter future.

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Charity responds to new evidence showing pupil mental health crisis

Charity responds to new evidence which finds more than eight out of 10 teachers say mental health among pupils in England has deteriorated in the past two years.
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Kare makes her mark in racing with BEDSA Award win

Teenage wheelchair racer Kare Adenegan wins the Youth Sport Trust Young Sportsperson of the Year at Sporting Equals BEDSA Awards.
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Girls Active Northern Ireland launches new Awards

Girls who are ambassadors for physical activity will have the chance to celebrate their achievements in getting more of their peers active with the launch of the 2019 Girls Active Northern Ireland Awards.
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Girls need more confidence to coach, research shows

Data released today by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust shows more than one in three girls have a desire to coach/lead in school but only a small number are currently taking up the opportunity.
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YST nominated for prestigious award

We’re going for gold this summer at the Sports Business Awards.
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YST launches new accessibility toolbar on website

The Youth Sport Trust is committed to making sure all areas of its work are as inclusive as possible and we hope that this new addition will act as a first step to ensuring that anyone who wishes to engage with our digital platforms can do so.
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Our impact

61%

of young people reached through our Active in Mind programme are now coping better after taking part.

Nine in ten

pupils at our Hub Schools have tried a new sport or activity in the past three months.

95%

of girls trained as Football Activators through our work with the FA felt they had developed life skills.

96%

of young people supported to become a Young Ambassador in Wales now feel better prepared for life after school, including further education and employment.

Three-quarters

of teachers said that pupils strengthened friendships and made new friends through inclusive festivals we delivered with Allianz.

22,095

teachers received continuous professional development training from us to deliver high-quality, inclusive PE and sport.