About Us

YST About Us
​We are a children’s charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. In 2020 we mark our 25th year of building a brighter future for young people.

We harness the power of sport, physical activity and PE to increase young people’s life chances through improved wellbeing, healthier lifestyles and greater attainment. In this way we are helping children to become schoolready, promoting inclusion and tolerance and giving young people a sense of belonging.

Our work reaches around 20,000 schools across the UK and we operate on a local, national and global level. We lead in schools, partner in the community and support in the home.

Our approach, our passion and our values will always be integral to who we are. They form the foundations on which our strategic plan is built. The 2018-2022 strategy - 'Believing in every child's future' - sets out how we will harness the power of sport, play and physical activity to tackle the challenges of a new generation.

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Our Strategy

In 2018 we launched our new four-year strategy, focusing on six objectives. At the heart of these objectives is a goal to tackle the alarming decline in young people's wellbeing.
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Our Impact

The following findings were presented as part of our 2020 Impact Report - published in February 2021. A full version of the report is available for download on this page.
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Our People

Get to know the people behind the Youth Sport Trust, from our Founders, Patrons and Senior Leadership Team, to our fantastic team of Athlete Mentors, Ambassadors and our Youth Board.
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Our Networks

Our network includes Headteacher Ambassadors, Lead schools, our specialist cutting-edge work with highly skilled PE teaching professionals - PE CatalYSTs, and is underpinned by our Learning Academy.
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Business Partnerships

The Youth Sport Trust has developed successful partnerships with businesses of different shapes, sizes and sectors.
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Governance and Funding

Here you can find our key governance documentation. This includes the terms of reference for our Board and sub-committees along with our annual report and financial statements.
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