Championing insight

YST Championing insight
Champion the impact of physical activity, PE and sport through research and insight.

We will establish a research and innovation hub which evidences improvements to children’s wellbeing and achievement.

We believe in the power of sport to change young people’s lives and over the last 23 years have seen its impact first-hand. However, we understand that not everyone shares this belief; particularly those who did not have a good experience of PE and sport when they were a child and may not be able to relate to this claim themselves.

There is a real need to build a strong evidence base and to improve the way this evidence is shared in order to enhance the credibility and the acceptance of our claims.

We will not do this alone – we will work with academics, practitioners, young people and other research partners, creating a ‘community’ via a research and insight hub. Together we will amplify the strength, frequency and impact of our message – that sport, physical education and physical activity can improve children’s wellbeing, achievement and life chances.


  • ​Provide the foundation upon which we develop best practice solutions
  • Enhance our tools and resources to optimise the accessibility of insight
  • Mobilise others to the mission through insight.

To read our full strategy please click here or click below to look at another objective. 

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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Transforming physical education

Transform PE's place in the curriculum, putting it at the centre of wellbeing and achievement in education.
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Removing barriers to sport

Harness global best practice to ensure youth sport in the UK is inclusive, accessible and fun.
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Unlocking potential

Unlock sport's potential at every stage of a child's life, especially where they face inequality or disadvantage.
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Empowering activism

Empower young people through sport to become local activists, tackling the issues of their generation.
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Strengthening foundations

Strengthen our foundations to ensure we can sustain our mission.
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