The life changing benefits of play and sport are an #OpenGoal

CEO Ali Oliver discusses why the Youth Sport Trust is pleased to mark the UN’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by supporting the second anniversary of the #OpenGoal framework.

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30 Oct 2023

Digging deeper into our Inclusion 2024 results

During the 2022/23 academic year, almost half of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) were achieving 60 active minutes a day, and seven out of ten were achieving 30 minutes.


17 Oct 2023

YST International partners with Nike to support visit by primary PE teachers from China

In early October, 48 PE teachers from China, winners of Nike’s Active Schools Innovation Award (ASIA), visited the UK for a week part of a cultural international exchange.


11 Oct 2023

Overcoming challenges as Black Women in sport with Maggie Alphonsi and Lesley Owusu

To mark Black History Month 2023, we spoke to inspirational Black female athletes who work alongside the Youth Sport Trust to hear their journey through sport and what this year’s theme of #SalutingOurSisters means to them.


06 Oct 2023

Getting ahead - priorities for a PE subject leader

Katie Chapman, Executive Head of PE, Little Common School, East Sussex tells us how to get organised in term one and set your priorities for the year ahead.


29 Sep 2023

Celebrating trailblazing Black women in Sport with Shaunagh Brown

To mark Black History Month 2023, we spoke to Shaunagh Brown, England rugby player and former Commonwealth Games hammer thrower, who works alongside the Youth Sport Trust to hear her journey through sport and what #SalutingOurSisters means to her.


07 Aug 2023

A new normal for children’s physical activity in the wake of the pandemic

The Active-6 project led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences has been exploring how Year 6’s physical activity and screen-viewing in 2017/18 compares to children in 2021 and 2022. Here, Dr Robert Walker, a researcher on the project provides an overview of this project’s findings and what they mean for the future of children’s physical activity.


31 Jul 2023

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.


21 Jun 2023

Dear Teacher... thank you

Wednesday 21 June 2023 marks National Thank a Teacher Day and we want to take this opportunity to recognise all the amazing work you do.


02 Jun 2023

Meet Eleanor: Who Loves Being Active

Physical activity is important for everyone, including young people with Down syndrome. In this heart-warming interview, we had the pleasure of getting to know Eleanor, a lively 5-year-old with a zest for life and a passion for being active. We spoke with Helen, Eleanor's mother, and together they shared their experiences, challenges, and insights about the importance of physical activity for young people with disabilities.


31 May 2023

10 Free and Fun Activities for Kids to Get Active and Reach 60 Minutes of Daily Activity

Physical activity is important for the health and wellbeing of children, but sometimes it can be difficult to find affordable and engaging ways to get them moving. In this post, we'll share 10 free and fun activities that kids of all ages can enjoy getting at least 60 minutes of daily activity.


23 May 2023

How to create meaningful change when coaching children

Today, we join 17 organisations as part of the newly formed Children’s Coaching Collaborative to launch Play Their Way - a grassroots campaign to improve children’s experience in sport and physical activity by transforming coaching and putting the needs of the child first. Here, our head of sport Vicci Wells, looks at how this campaign is much needed to transform children’s experiences.


13 May 2023

Pledge To Play: Ideas for a mini adventure this summer

As National School Sports Week fast approaches, writer and outdoor adventure enthusiast Georgie Duckworth shares some of the best ideas to help families Pledge To Play and have fun being active this summer.