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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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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Ofsted inspection framework is good news for PE

Ofsted has today published a draft inspection framework for 2019 which set out how it proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision and registered early years settings.
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Young people shoot for the stars at Unified Basketball festival

More than 240 primary and secondary school children from across Berkshire, both with and without intellectual disabilities, Special Educational Needs and other disabilities, have taken part in a ‘unified basketball’ and games festival.
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USA 2020 Challenge

YST ambassador to cycle and run through all 50 USA capital states

Ben Smith aims to raise £1 million for the Youth Sport Trust and the 401 Foundation while demonstrating the positive effects physical activity can have on confidence, self esteem and overall mental health.
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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.