Building a brighter future for every child

About the Youth Sport Trust

Children in the UK are...

Unhappier

20.3%

of children aged 8 to 16 in England have a probable mental health disorder in 2023

Unhealthier

23.4%

of year six and 10.1% of reception children in England are obese and rates are higher than before the pandemic

More distracted

78%

of parents believe that children are spending too much time online and not enough time with each other in person

The Youth Sport Trust is the leading UK children's charity for improving young people's health and wellbeing through sport and play.

Young people who have been on one of our programmes are...

Engaged

82%

of programme participants report improved school engagement

Resilient

73%

of programme participants report improved resilience 

Confident

76%

of programme participants report improved confidence

Well behaved

69%

of programme participants report improved behaviour

Connected

69%

of programme participants report that they feel more connected

The impact of this programme has been huge.

Plympton Academy, Plymouth

About our programmes

Support for schools

National School Sports Week

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Membership

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YST Conference

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Free Resources

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Primary PE & Sport Premium

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Resources and Equipment

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useful resources

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New factsheets

Absenteeism in school (key issues)

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Absenteeism in school (the role of sport and physical activity)

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The role of breakfast clubs and before/after school sport and physical activity

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