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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From the pitch to the page: Author pens live Lionesses story

The National Literacy Trust, Rebellion and The Football Association have teamed up to launch a free live story following the journey of England’s Lionesses at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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Youth Sport Trust launches new partnership with sporting retailer Decathlon

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with Decathlon, the world’s largest sporting retailer.
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Almost two in three UK adults agree Physical Education should be a core subject

Almost two in three UK adults agree that Physical Education should be a core subject in the national curriculum, new research conducted by YouGov on behalf of children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has found.
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YST responds to new Ofsted inspection framework

Ofsted has today published its new education inspection framework which will take effect from September 2019. Read our response here.
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Charity launches countdown to YST National School Sport Week

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has today started the countdown for this summer’s YST National School Sport Week – with a call for more time on the curriculum for Physical Education in every school.
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DfE does not plan to change curriculum PE requirement

YST responds to Government official response to an online petition calling for Physical Education to be made a core subject in schools from Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 5.
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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.