Summer 2023 - Time for a Youth Takeover

This summer, the Youth Sport Trust is handing over the reins to young people across the UK, so they can tell us their thoughts on what needs to change so that every young person can find a place to belong in sport.

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16 May 2022

Climb every mountain! #TeamYST is sharing their epic adventure to complete the Three Peaks Challenge

A team of YST staff and supporters are lacing up to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in June climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden. Follow the progress of #TeamYST in our live blog as they prepare for the demanding challenge ahead, whilst fundraising to support the crucial work that the Youth Sport Trust does.


30 Mar 2022

Youth Sport Trust guide to the Government’s SEND Green Paper

Vicci Wells, Youth Sport Trust Head of Sport and SEND Inclusion, provides a round up on the release of the Government’s SEND and AP Green Paper.


07 Mar 2022

How we’re tapping into the inspiration of the Winter Paralympics and giving children with SEND a voice in PE

Carina Taylor, Head of PE at Chadsgrove School, is one of 5,000 schools on the Inclusion 2024 programme. Here Carina blogs about how Chadsgrove is tapping into the inspiration of the Winter Paralympics and helping more young people with a disability to find a love for PE and sport, and develop key life skills.


09 Feb 2022

How do we address boys’ mental health and shape futures through sport?

Jimmy McGinn is a Partnership Manager for Liverpool School Sports Partnership. He has been working closely with Archbishop Beck College and the YST to pioneer a new approach giving boys strategies to support their wellbeing for life. Read his blog on Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week.


03 Feb 2022

How school orienteering and outdoor learning can build children's physical literacy

Keith McDowall from Enrich Education tells YST how their school orienteering and outdoor learning programmes contribute to the physical Iiteracy journey of all young people.


02 Feb 2022

How physical activity links to cognitive function and learning in young people

Academics from Nottingham Trent University’s Sport Science department have been researching the effects of physical activity on cognitive function. Here, Associate Professor Dr Simon Cooper summarises some of their key findings and what they might mean for schools.


17 Jan 2022

Educating Afghanistan Refugees within Cheshire East through the power of sport

Dave Evans, Head of Alternative Provision, blogs about how The Lodge Alternative Provision in Sandbach, Cheshire, embraced change and used the universal language of cricket to break down learning barriers and build a community for Afghanistan Refugees.


30 Nov 2021

Speak It Fleek It – How we launched a mental health campaign in response to Covid

A group of year 11 students at The Bulwell Academy in Nottingham bring to life their experiences of the Wimbledon Foundation’s initiative Set for Success and how they launched a mental health campaign through the initiative. Read their blog below:


29 Oct 2021

Top tips for PE lesson nightmares

We asked three PE practitioners from YST member schools for their teaching nightmares, student spooks and three ‘trick or treats’ to ensure your PE lessons are scarily good this half-term.


22 Oct 2021

Celebrating black sport pioneers can help us to break down barriers

Lipa Nessa, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust Youth Board, blogs about how sport is an anchor in her life and a special visit to 10 Downing Street to mark Black History Month.


16 Sep 2021

Class of 2035: 'As we move out of the pandemic, we have to work to ensure we don’t see activity levels decrease'

As our charity launches a landmark piece of new research into young people’s future relationships with PE and school sport this week, Sport England’s Executive Director of Children and Young People Mike Diaper, has supported the findings. Read Mike’s response.


12 Jul 2021

Pedal power! Ali shares journey from Land’s End to John o' Groats

Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, Ali Oliver MBE, has set off on a mega challenge to cycle the whole length of Great Britain to mark 25 years of empowering young people and equipping educators. Follow Ali’s journey here as she recaps the power of sport.