We have an outstanding 20-year record, improving the lives of young people from 18 months to 18 years through the power of sport. We create, develop and deliver programmes and initiatives that improve health, attendance, academic achievement and raise whole-school standards, equipping all young people with skills for life.

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Football boosting young girls' mental wellbeing and confidence

Girls’ mental health in schools is being helped through football, new research from children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and The Football Association (FA) has found.
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'Turn PE depts. into departments of health & wellbeing' says charity

The Youth Sport Trust has responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s Prevention is Better Than Cure vision after it encourages people to take more responsibility for managing their own health.
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Children's inactivity levels rise finds new data

Just one in 30 of children aged either nine or ten completes the recommended amount of daily exercise. The data, reported in the Mail on Sunday, was gathered by researchers at the universities of Exeter and Plymouth.
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New film celebrates sport's impact in communities

A new film celebrating how sport and physical activity is building social connectedness in five areas across the UK has been nominated in the 2018 Charity Film Awards .
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Budget 2018: Funding boost for mental health

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, has today given his Autumn Budget speech which he says is for the 'strivers, grafters, and the carers'. Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, comments.
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Kare announced as BBC Young Sports Personality

Kare Adenegan has been crowned the 2018 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. The 17-year-old was presented with the award at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.
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Our impact

639,668

young people were given direct opportunities by the Youth Sport Trust to participate in high quality PE and sport in 2016/17

136,025

young people were given training opportunities through the Youth Sport Trust in 2016/17, including coaching, officiating and volunteering

25,740

teachers received continuing professional development training from the Youth Sport Trust in 2016/17

21,592

schools worked with the Youth Sport Trust across all of our programmes in 2016/17, including 1,677 in the most deprived areas of England