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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07 Apr 2023

Top 10 tips for parents to get your kids physically active this half term

Half-term breaks are an exciting time for young people, but it can also be challenging for parents to keep them active and engaged during the break.


06 Apr 2023

The North Yorks school boosting exam results through active brain breaks

On International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (6 April), the Youth Sport Trust joins the Sport for Development Coalition and the aims of the Open Goal shared advocacy framework to shine a spotlight on how a North Yorkshire primary school is closing the gap in education and development by giving children access to high quality sport, physical activity and PE.


21 Mar 2023

How we can support young people to keep active during Ramadan

With Ramadan about to get underway, many Muslims across the UK will still be keeping active during the fasting period. To help PE teachers and coaches of school aged young people, we have pulled together some helpful advice from Sporting Equals and sports activist Lipa Nessa, who sits on our board and is also the chair of our youth board.


06 Mar 2023

Developing belonging in PE, sport and physical activity for all girls

The theme for the International Women’s Day 2023 campaign is ‘Embracing Equity’. The aim of the campaign is to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren't enough.


28 Feb 2023

Closing the gap

Enjoyment. It’s what most of us in the sport, physical activity and PE world first think of when it comes to taking part in sport. After all, if we don’t enjoy it, what’s the point? Sadly, that isn’t the case for everyone.


12 Jan 2023

Inclusion 2024: Live Blog

Follow the journeys of young people being supported through the Inclusion 2024 programme and hear how it is helping more young people with SEND to access PE, play and sport.


22 Nov 2022

Can we stem the mental health tide during a cost-of-living crisis?

Chris Wright, Head of Health & Wellbeing at children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust, writes about why we need prevention, not cure amid the cost-of-living crisis on World Mental Health Day.


14 Nov 2022

Putting the voices of young people at the heart of sport & play

Alison Goodall, Senior Innovations Manager at the Youth Sport Trust, discusses the importance of youth voice, and how it can help shape young people’s childhood experiences and wellbeing.


03 Nov 2022

What are the barriers stopping kids in alternative provision from being active?

As the Youth Sport Trust joins with Leeds Beckett University in releasing first of its kind research, Vicci Wells explores the barriers young people in alternative provision face to getting active.


18 Oct 2022

Keeping young people with SEND active during the cost of living crisis

Vicci Wells, Head of Sport at the Youth Sport Trust, Trustee of a large Multi Academy, and a parent, blogs about the role schools can play to keep young people with SEND moving during the cost-of-living crisis.


11 Oct 2022

Getting it right for girls

On the tenth year of International Day of the Girl, girls across the world are coming together to make their voices heard.


06 Oct 2022

How schools can play a vital role to ensure equal access to extracurricular sport for all young people

Vicci Wells, Head of Sport at the Youth Sport Trust, Trustee of a large Multi Academy, and a parent, blogs about the role schools can play to keep young people moving in extracurricular sport during the cost of living crisis.