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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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.


06 Oct 2022

How to use school sport and PE funding to help young people who need it most

Emma Mackenzie-Hogg, Development Manager for primary education at the Youth Sport Trust, blogs about the importance of the Primary PE and Sport Premium in helping schools to ensure there is a universal access to sport, PE and play for every child in tough financial times.


07 Jun 2022

Let's celebrate our volunteers - Volunteers' Week 2022

As we conclude Volunteers' Week 2022, let's celebrate youth voice and leadership by hearing how YST volunteers have increased confidence, participation and their sense of belonging through sport.


06 Jun 2022

How sport can create a sense of belonging and inclusion

To coincide with UK Coaching Week, Josh (23) from the ADHD Foundation, shares his experiences of being neurodiverse and the impact participating in sport has had on his sense of belonging.


16 May 2022

Climb every mountain! #TeamYST is sharing their epic adventure to complete the Three Peaks Challenge

A team of YST staff and supporters are lacing up to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in June climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden. Follow the progress of #TeamYST in our live blog as they prepare for the demanding challenge ahead, whilst fundraising to support the crucial work that the Youth Sport Trust does.


30 Mar 2022

Youth Sport Trust guide to the Government’s SEND Green Paper

Vicci Wells, Youth Sport Trust Head of Sport and SEND Inclusion, provides a round up on the release of the Government’s SEND and AP Green Paper.


07 Mar 2022

How we’re tapping into the inspiration of the Winter Paralympics and giving children with SEND a voice in PE

Carina Taylor, Head of PE at Chadsgrove School, is one of 5,000 schools on the Inclusion 2024 programme. Here Carina blogs about how Chadsgrove is tapping into the inspiration of the Winter Paralympics and helping more young people with a disability to find a love for PE and sport, and develop key life skills.


09 Feb 2022

How do we address boys’ mental health and shape futures through sport?

Jimmy McGinn is a Partnership Manager for Liverpool School Sports Partnership. He has been working closely with Archbishop Beck College and the YST to pioneer a new approach giving boys strategies to support their wellbeing for life. Read his blog on Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week.


03 Feb 2022

How school orienteering and outdoor learning can build children's physical literacy

Keith McDowall from Enrich Education tells YST how their school orienteering and outdoor learning programmes contribute to the physical Iiteracy journey of all young people.


02 Feb 2022

How physical activity links to cognitive function and learning in young people

Academics from Nottingham Trent University’s Sport Science department have been researching the effects of physical activity on cognitive function. Here, Associate Professor Dr Simon Cooper summarises some of their key findings and what they might mean for schools.


17 Jan 2022

Educating Afghanistan Refugees within Cheshire East through the power of sport

Dave Evans, Head of Alternative Provision, blogs about how The Lodge Alternative Provision in Sandbach, Cheshire, embraced change and used the universal language of cricket to break down learning barriers and build a community for Afghanistan Refugees.