As parents start to trim back on spending for sports clubs amid a cost-of-living crisis, and at a time when less than half of young people currently meet the Chief Medical Officer’s recommended daily activity level of 60 minutes, we are launching a new social media competition which aims to inspire families to play together via a series of fun football based challenges that can even be done in the comfort of their living room.
Find out more about the #HalfTimeChallenge campaign in our press release.
During the 2022 tournament, the Youth Sport Trust will release three video challenges via our social media channels below for families to complete.
The first #HalfTimeChallenge skills challenge is live! Take part in 'Nearest to the pin' at home, at school, or in the workplace and share your attempts with @youthsporttrust and #HalfTimeChallenge!
- Challenge 1: Nearest to the pin (English subtitles)
- Challenge 1: Nearest to the pin (Welsh subtitles)
How to enter
- The first on 21 November which is when the Home Countries play their first matches
- The second on 03 December when the knock-out stages begin
- The third on 13 December – the day of the semi-finals.
The videos will test families' football skills with challenges such as nearest to the pin, ‘keepy uppies’ and dribbling accuracy.
At each stage you can upload photos and videos of yourself and your family participating in the challenges, using the hashtag #HalfTimeChallenge and tagging @YouthSportTrust for a chance to WIN one of three Adidas Al Rihla footballs. The official match ball of FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
For full free prize draw terms and conditions, please click here.
Get involved in other ways
Young people’s creativity is also encouraged with our free downloadable design your own ‘team, ball and kit’ templates below. Remember to share your designs with us on social media using both @youthsporttrust and #HalfTimeChallenge, and most importantly of all, remember to have fun!
Try our Family Hub
We want to help families to ensure all young people have access to sport and physical activity. As the cost-of-living crisis compounds the already significant impact of COVID-19 we are offering a range of free support options.
We know that healthy, happy children learn better, and our work builds their mental and physical wellbeing and equips them for learning, enabling them to achieve their potential and preparing them for adult life.