News

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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As well as our news stories below, you can also check out our recent publications, including our Impact Report, and termly membership magazine Inspire.

New programme to ignite girls’ passion for fitness & Gaelic football

Teenage girls in Ireland are set to be inspired to participate in football through a new pilot programme which will help them to lead healthy, active lives and be fronted by Gaelic football stars.
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Youth Sport Trust response to UK Active’s Generation Inactive 2 report

Responding to UK Active’s Generation Inactive 2 report , Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver said: “UK Active are absolutely right to be sounding a warning about the decline in physical activity among young people and its consequences. Today’s young people are among the least active ever, and their wellbeing is in desperate decline."
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Charity celebrates future sports stars following 2018 School Games

More than 1,000 talented young athletes who competed at the UK’s biggest youth multi-sports event could be propelled towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Dame Katherine Grainger discusses athlete wellbeing at School Games

As more than 1,000 athletes compete in the 2018 School Games, a springboard for future sports stars, Dame Katherine Grainger discusses why medals and success cannot come at the expense of athlete’s wellbeing.
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Teenagers’ fast footwork impress England Rose at 2018 School Games

As the charity delivers the School Games National Finals, the biggest multi-sport event for the nation’s most talented school aged athletes this weekend (30 August to 2 September) with funding from Sport England National Lottery, a targeted group of teenage girls have been inspired by thousands of aspiring athletes and England Rose Beth Cobden.
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2018 School Games National Finals gets underway

More than 1,000 school-age athletes will be taking part in the 2018 School Games National Finals which start today (Thursday 30 August) at Loughborough University.
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BLOG: What is the most important piece of exam analysis for PE departments?

By Youth Sport Trust Head of Physical Education and Achievement, Will Swaithes
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BLOG: Teachers want PE to be more valued, but do we truly understand why we teach it?

As the news headlines continue to stack up around childhood obesity and declining mental wellbeing in young people, Youth Sport Trust Head of Physical Education and Achievement Will Swaithes, discusses why PE is only as good as its weakest link and considers whether we really know its true value.
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Star-studded ambassadors revealed to judge awards

Female high-profile sports ambassadors have been revealed to sit on the judging panel of the Girls Active Awards.
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Charity celebrates London 2012 legacy as record numbers compete in school sport

Six years to the day since the opening of London 2012, one of the biggest legacy projects to come out of the UK’s opportunity to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games is celebrating its most successful year to date.
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Cheque handover

City Quiz raises record £10,000 for YST International

A cheque for £10,000 has been presented to Youth Sport Trust International by the organisers of the City Quiz, an annual event which was again staged at The Alice Bar in London. The funds raised will help us to deliver training and sport for development projects all over the world.
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Primary school children doing PE

Ofsted’s obesity reviews recognises the key role of PE – YST response

YST responds to Ofsted review of obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools.
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