Work with our Research team:
- Collaborate with us - we work with other organisation to help extend the reach and focus of our work
- Commission us - we deliver bespoke research services for other organisations who are looking to conduct work which aligns with our mutual goals
- Latest Opportunities - we regularly invite proposals from researchers via open tender to help us evaluate our programmes.
- Evaluation of the School Games Mark Framework - closes 25 February 2022
Scroll down to view our latest research and insight.
15 Sep 2021
The Class of 2035
How sport can empower a generation to build a brighter tomorrow.Find Out More
01 Dec 2020
Research highlights the role of physical activity in supporting community participation and social connectedness
01 Oct 2020
Cornwall Healthy Movers
Healthy Movers aims to increase children’s self-esteem and wellbeing, and develop their physical literacy skills, which all help children gain a better start to their life.
01 Sep 2020
Returning to School after COVID-19
In March 2020, schools closed their doors to the majority of their pupils and further restrictions were introduced in response to Covid-19. The aim of this report was to understand the current provision of both timetabled and extracurricular PE and any barriers to delivery, particularly in the light of ongoing Government guidelines and restrictions (e.g. maintaining class bubbles, cleaning and changing rules etc.), so that we can continue to support teachers and children during these challenging times.
01 Aug 2020
Youth Leadership Opportunities
This original piece of YST research seeks to understand what young people themselves want from their journey as a school and community sports leader.
20 Jul 2020
Leadership Interventions in Wales
A number of research activities were conducted throughout the year to gain a comprehensive understanding of the leadership interventions running in Wales. This report summarises the findings from these research activities.
01 Jul 2020
Girls Active Northern Ireland
Girls Active Northern Ireland is an award-winning, school-based intervention, designed to provide a support framework for schools to review and increase participation in physical education (PE), sport and physical activity by adolescent girls. The following report evaluated the impact of Girls Active Northern Ireland from its inception in 2016 to 2020.
01 Jul 2020
The Impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children and young people
This paper is a rapid review of information, condensing the latest quantitative evidence from a range of external sources. It covers information published up to 6 July 2020 and is an update to an earlier paper with the same title (amended as new evidence is published).
01 Apr 2020
Girls Active - Secondary
This report summarises responses to the Girls Active Pre-Intervention Questionnaire that female pupils completed between October 2019 and March 2020.
01 Apr 2020
West Somerset Healthy Movers
Healthy Movers aims to increase children’s self esteem and wellbeing, and develop their physical literacy skills, which all help children gain a better start to their life.
01 Apr 2020
Inclusion 2020 aimed to increase and improve opportunities for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to engage and participate in physical education, physical activity and school sport. The project was funded by the Department of Education and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust (YST) between 1 January 2019 and 31 March 2020.
01 Mar 2020
Girls Active - Primary
This report summarises responses to the Girls Active Stepping Up for Change Quiz that girls completed in March 2020.
01 Jan 2020
Boys Mental Health
A report that outlines how sport and physical activity can be used to address key issues affecting boys who are at risk of ‘falling out of the system’.