Charity announces return of UK's biggest multi-sport event for school-aged athletes

As the dust settles on the Tokyo Olympics, children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has announced the return of The School Games National Finals, the UK’s biggest youth multi-sport event, next month after a three-year hiatus.

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10 May 2019

DfE does not plan to change curriculum PE requirement

Government has today published its official response to an online petition calling for Physical Education to be made a core subject in schools from Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 5.

10 May 2019

Generation of young people being deprived of vital play time

'It is likely to be no coincidence that this decline in play time and PE comes at a time when schools are warning of a growing mental health crisis'

03 May 2019

Training for teachers on The Power of an Active School

Nike, Youth Sport Trust & Discovery Education host free professional development event for local primary school teachers.

30 Apr 2019

DfE confirms Primary PE and Sport Premium for 2019/20

The Department for Education has today confirmed to us that it will fund the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the 2019/20 academic year.

25 Apr 2019

New school resources shine a light on Women’s World Cup

A history of women’s football, how to achieve your dreams and spotlighting inspiring female role models will be taught in classrooms across the country in the build up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in June.

24 Apr 2019

YST supports petition to make PE a core subject

The Youth Sport Trust is pleased to lend its support to a recent government petition, created by councillor Eartha Pond, to make PE a core subject, with a minimum of two hours allocated weekly, across Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5.

05 Apr 2019

Girls need more confidence to coach, research shows

Data released today by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust shows more than one in three girls have a desire to coach/lead in school but only a small number are currently taking up the opportunity.

30 Jan 2018

'Children need to move more' - says Youth Sport Trust in response to new data

Chris Wright, Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, responds to the recent data from the ONS on children's engagement with the outdoors and sports activities.

29 Apr 2015

London Marathon runners raise over £14,000 for Youth Sport Trust

The 11 runners who took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 for the Youth Sport Trust have now raised over £14,000, with more money still coming in.

15 Apr 2014

Runners raise over £20,000 for the Youth Sport Trust

Twelve dedicated Youth Sport Trust supporters took to the sunny streets of London on Sunday and joined thousands of others in the 34th annual Virgin Money London Marathon.

06 Feb 2014

Youth Sport Trust welcomes huge funding boost to primary school sport which can 'transform PE'

Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce the Government is to commit funding for its Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020, with £750m to be invested over the course of the next parliament.