A collaboration that empowers children and young people to find their way to play

Playwaze and the Youth Sport Trust are teaming up to connect children and schools to the sport and activity opportunities in their local communities.

Playwaze and the Youth Sport Trust are teaming up to connect children and schools to the sport and activity opportunities in their local communities.

We believe that every child and young person should be able to discover sport and activity that’s right for them – whoever they are, wherever they are, and whatever their abilities and interests. We know schools are a core part of a young person's journey into an active life, and we want to offer greater opportunities to connect schools and young people with local sport and activity.

Today Playwaze and the Youth Sport Trust are proud to announce a game-changing digital partnership.

Charlie Clarke, Chief Commercial Officer at Playwaze:

“The ambition of this partnership is to support young people, parents, and schools by increasing the visibility and accessibility of sport and activity in their local communities.

We believe schools can act as a digital hub for local community activity, where parents and young people can use their school's website to find out what activities are available to them in their local area.

We want to support schools in connecting parents and young people with providers and activities after school, at the weekends, and during the school holidays to help them lead happy and healthy lives. We are really excited to be teaming up with the Youth Sport Trust to make this a reality!”

Jenny Rouse, Youth Sport Trust Head of Business Development said:

“Youth Sport Trust is delighted to have Playwaze on board as a new commercial partner. Their innovative approach to helping schools signpost to after school and community clubs will ensure that parents and young people are able to access all the activities in their area, helping them to stay active and make those all-important social connections.”

Tim Hill - OpenActive Project Manager said:

"The purpose of the Open Data Institute's involvement with OpenActive is to make sport and physical activity more digitally accessible by lowering barriers to data-sharing in the sector. It's great to see Playwaze, a leading member of the OpenActive community, help to make this vision a reality with this partnership. We're excited to see how the sector responds and the impact it will have."

We are inviting sector partners involved in the delivery and provision of sport and activity for children and young people to a webinar where we will outline the ambitions for this partnership and how the sector can collaborate with us. If you are a school and want to register your interest, please follow the link below.

For more information on this partnership, click here.