Girls Active Awards

YST Girls Active Awards
The Awards, now in their third year, are a celebration of the work girls 8 to 18-year-olds are leading, to get their peers more active and enjoying PE and physical activity in their school.

Teachers, parents and the girls themselves are able to nominate those individuals or groups that meet one of the five award categories celebrating the work done through the YST Girls Active programme.

Girls Active is developed by the Youth Sport Trust, and is delivered in partnership with Women in Sport, and This Girl Can; it is funded through Sport England National Lottery. The programme involves girls in the design and delivery of PE, physical activity and school sport in primary and secondary schools.

Nominations for the 2019 Awards are now closed. There are five categories this year:

The Awards are open to girls who have been involved in the YST Girls Active programme over the 2018-19 school year. Each nominee must meet at least one of the category criteria to be in with a chance to win.

The Girls Active Awards are an important part of the journey for the girls through the programme, they allow them to reflect on and celebrate their own personal experiences and the impact of their work.

Girls Active is as much about getting young people active as it is about harnessing young people’s talents and encouraging them to make a difference to others both in and through sport. Our research around barriers to girls participating in physical activity and sport tells us that one of the best ways to engage girls is through encouragement from their peers - and that is exactly what Girls Active is about.

To date, the Awards have offered winners some incredible sporting experiences and opportunities as prizes and we look forward to celebrating this years’ successful young women in November.

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust

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