Youth Sport Trust impact report reveals the power of sport and play to improve young lives

Young people reported feeling happier, more confident and more physically active as a result of taking part in programmes run by the Youth Sport Trust last year.

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07 Oct 2019

New app helping parents of talented young athletes

On Parents in Sport Week, the charity is raising awareness of its Performance Parent app to give parents more support in protecting children's wellbeing.

01 Oct 2019

Play time and sport with school children just what the doctor ordered

School children across the country are supporting ‘at risk’ older adults to lead healthy and happy lives through a new project developed by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and supported by GPs.

24 Sep 2019

Charity concerned about schools with no sports facilities

Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, Ali Oliver, comments as reports arise of some new schools opening without any PE or sport facilities on-site.

09 Sep 2019

Children’s charity creates toolkit to help schools reframe competition

National children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has launched an interactive toolkit and campaign to support the reframing of competition in school sports, following a successful 12-month pilot delivered through Sport England’s National Lottery investment in the School Games.

04 Sep 2019

New report finds active play helps two to five-year-olds prepare for school

A new initiative is supporting children to develop a good level of physical literacy, which gives them the foundations and confidence they need for lifelong participation in physical activity.

23 Jul 2019

Charity urges PM to make PE and sport first order of business

As Boris Johnson is announced as leader of the Conservative party today, children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has reiterated its calls for tackling inactivity to be a national priority.

16 Jul 2019

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson pledge to tackle inactivity

The two Conservative leadership candidates respond to a letter from YST and partners urging action on the crisis in young people's wellbeing.

14 Jul 2019

Sport sector responds to Government's School Sport and Activity Action Plan

Leading sports bodies and charities respond to Government's new plan to get more young people active.

12 Jul 2019

Football camp inspires next generation of female coaches

England legend Faye White says it is vital to give girls the confidence and knowledge they need to inspire others and this camp helps girls to develop both coaching and refereeing knowledge.

01 Jul 2019

National School Sport Week sees thousands of schools join campaign to protect PE

Giant sand sculptures, campaigning across the UK to raise awareness of PE and sport’s importance, and dozens of MP visits to school sports days.

28 Jun 2019

An open letter to Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

A letter to the final two candidates for the Conservative Party leadership.

24 Jun 2019

Thousands of schools mark YST National School Sport Week 2019

Thousands of schools are joining a national campaign led by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust (YST) calling for greater awareness of the importance of sport and Physical Education to young people’s wellbeing.