A star studded night at the Youth Sport Trust 2024 Conference Awards

Katarina Johnson-Thompson was in attendance as the Youth Sport Trust presented seven awards to inspirational schools, trusts and individuals across the country.

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02 Mar 2023

A year of Changemakers! Educators and young people sweep up at charity awards

Hundreds of teachers and leaders across the education, sport and health sector have celebrated the efforts of young people, schools and individuals over the course of the last 12 months as the Youth Sport Trust’s annual conference in Telford begins today.

13 Feb 2023

At what cost? Fewer than half of primary schools say they could keep children active if school sport funding is cut

Sports stars, organisations, charities and schools call for urgent action following new Youth Sport Trust research

06 Feb 2023

Power of being active! Charity helping tackle child mental health crisis

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has said thousands of young people experiencing, or at risk of developing serious mental health issues are using the power of PE to combat feelings of stress, loneliness and isolation. 

02 Feb 2023

Rugby in schools review – call for evidence

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have released a call for evidence to ensure they sustain and future-proof rugby provision for schools, and they want your input.

27 Jan 2023

Dr Alex George among keynote speakers announced for charity Conference

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust will hear from government and public health heavyweights at its upcoming Conference on 2 March in Telford.

25 Jan 2023

Young people in Northern Ireland being supported through Lidl partnership

25 winning schools across Northern Ireland secure coveted place on established Mental Health Athlete Mentorship programme delivered by the region’s sporting legends

18 Jan 2023

Leading bodies issue urgent plea to Government to support grassroots sport and physical activity sector

The following joint statement is issued on behalf of Active Partnerships, CIMSPA, the Local Government Association, the Sport and Recreation Alliance, the Sport for Development Coalition, Swim England, ukactive and the Youth Sport Trust.

12 Jan 2023

Debate on sport in schools and communities in Parliament

A debate in Parliament has heard MPs show support for calls from the Youth Sport Trust to make PE a core subject, with recognition that there is an urgent need for confirmation of funding for school sport for the academic year 2023/24.

08 Dec 2022

Calls for focus on school sport to stop the prevailing mental health crisis among young people

Research released today by Sport England shows that whilst improvements are being made in the activity levels of children, it cannot be ignored that less than half are meeting the minimum levels required to help stave off physical and mental health challenges today and in their future.

25 Nov 2022

Sky rallies behind charity challenge with release of England World Cup Christmas song

Footballing greats, pupils from Bolder Academy and Sky Sports News are rallying behind the Half Time Challenge with the release of a special England World Cup song for Christmas.

23 Nov 2022

Young Changemakers celebrated at national charity awards

A group of young Changemakers have been celebrated for changing lives through sport and play at a prestigious national awards evening.

22 Nov 2022

Stop the squeeze: Schools cutting back on PE for GCSE students when they need it most

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has reported worrying statistics to show that children studying their GCSEs are less likely than other secondary school pupils to access the transformative power of PE.