About Us

We are a national charity passionate about creating a brighter future for all children and young people through the power of sport.

With children and young people experiencing declining emotional health and wellbeing, increasing obesity levels and high youth unemployment, the mission of the Youth Sport Trust has never been more important.

There is overwhelming evidence to demonstrate the power that PE and school sport has to change young people’s lives; unlocking their potential, helping them to be healthy and happy, ultimately going on to lead successful lives and positively contribute to society.

Our unique solutions maximise the power of sport to grow and develop young people, impacting on their wellbeing through physical literacy and character. The three principle elements of our mission to create a brighter future for young people include:


Our work builds the foundations of movement from early years through to secondary, equipping children with the confidence, competence and enjoyment of sport needed for a lifetime of activity, and good physical and emotional health.


Our work supports the personal development of young people and their progress at school, as well as preparing them for the challenges of life ahead. We support young people to develop a range of positive character qualities: creativity, aspiration, resilience and empathy.


PE and sport delivered well is proven to impact positively on attainment and academic achievement. It can engage young people in learning and support the development of skills needed for success in and out of the classroom – communication, teamwork and self management.

The work of Youth Sport Trust is much more extensive than just focusing on getting children into sport and we work across many areas, which can be categorised as: Inclusion, Achievement, Physical Education (PE), Sport and Health (including mental health). 

To access our 2018-2022 strategy please click here.

YST International

Youth Sport Trust International

Improving the lives of young people around the world through sport.
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Our Senior Leadership Team

Our People

Get to know the people behind the Youth Sport Trust, from our Senior Leadership Team to our Youth Board.
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YST Business Members

Many companies share our vision and values. Our relationship with these businesses can bring huge benefits to schools. They will help us, help you, deliver the best possible PE and School Sport experience for your young people.
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Our Athlete Mentors

Through our programmes, the Youth Sport Trust is deploying some of Britain’s most successful world class athletes into schools to inspire young people and improve thousands of lives all across the UK.
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Our Impact

We make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people, through improving mental and physical wellbeing, providing leadership opportunities and increasing overall achievement levels.
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Our work schools


We are the UK’s leading experts on the power of PE and school sport to deliver whole school positive outcomes to improve attainment, physical and mental well being and inclusion.
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In this section you can find out about all of our latest news and our views and opinions on important developments and best practices in PE and school sport.
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