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 is in top 30 best not for profit places to work in UK

The Youth Sport Trust is one of the best places to work in the UK, according to the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Companies to Work For list.
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Inclusive youth sport festivals to be held across England

Thousands of young people will take part in a nationwide series of inclusive sport festivals in the run up to the 2020 Paralympic Games.
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Girls developed as coaches in NI at first ever camp of its kind

The camp enabled more than 30 girls to have the skills to get their peers active and begin their journey into coaching. Adventurer Nikki Bradley gave an inspirational talk on overcoming adversity.
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YST releases annual Impact report evidencing benefits of sport and play

Taking part in inclusive sport and play improves young people’s lives, the Youth Sport Trust’s (YST) Annual Impact Report shows.
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Charity supports Minister for Sport's calls for increase to school sport levels

YST said it has long been campaigning for physical literacy to be put on a par with literacy and numeracy as Minister for Sport addresses UK Sport funding strategy launch.
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Pioneering the benefits of physical activity on Children’s Mental Health Week

On Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week , children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has said in a world full of pressures related to exams, family life and exposure to social media, it is important to raise awareness of the benefits physical activity can have on mental wellbeing.
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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.