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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Extra support to help young people with SEND learn water safety

This year’s Drowning Prevention Week will see a focus on teaching water safety to pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
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More active girls have better wellbeing, new data finds

A new report has found that physically active girls are happier and more resilient than those who are not physically active.
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Rise in children using sports prosthetics in PE sees charity develop guidance for schools

Two charities have responded to a high number of schools asking for more support to make their PE lessons and activities inclusive for children using sports prostheses.
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Sport and physical activity sector agrees out-of-curriculum coach deployment guidance for primary schools

The first detailed guidance on how the sport and physical activity sector’s professional standards framework will affect the deployment of coaches in primary schools out of curriculum time in England has been published.
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Youth Sport Trust supports Coaching Week 2019

The YST is proud to support UK Coaching with Coaching Week 2019, taking place between Monday 03 June and Sunday 09 June.
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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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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.