Young people’s wellbeing at crisis point, annual PE and School Sport Report shows

CEO Ali Oliver calls on next Government to unleash the power of physical activity to change lives and develop a generation that is happier and healthier.

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10 May 2022

Sport England confirms long-term ‘system partner’ funding for the Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is amongst a group of over 120 organisations working in partnership with Sport England to level up access to sport and physical activity across the country.

05 May 2022

Charity campaign aims to get 1 million children doing school sport

The Youth Sport Trust is asking teachers, parents, and organisations across the UK to help every child to find a place to belong on National School Sport Week this summer.

28 Mar 2022

Schools White Paper ‘a missed opportunity’ to recognise crucial role of play and sport

The Youth Sport Trust and its Headteacher Ambassadors have responded to the Government’s new Schools White Paper, following its publication today (28 March 2022) by the Department for Education.

25 Mar 2022

MPs debate making PE a core subject

MPs have debated making PE a core subject in Westminster this week. It comes as Ofsted recently released its report reviewing what good PE teaching should include.

04 Mar 2022

Children’s Commissioner says half a million children stand united in demand for more play

Speaking at the Youth Sport Trust's Annual Conference, the Children's Commissioner for England has revealed new analysis of the Big Ask which shows that the top thing children want to come out of lockdown is 'play'.

03 Mar 2022

London 2012 inspired Awards ceremony celebrates schools

Hundreds of teachers and leaders across the education and sport sector have celebrated the efforts of young people, schools and individuals over the course of the last 18 months as the Youth Sport Trust’s annual conference in Coventry begins today.

24 Feb 2022

Youth Sport Trust impact report reveals the power of sport and play to improve young lives

Young people reported feeling happier, more confident and more physically active as a result of taking part in programmes run by the Youth Sport Trust last year.

12 Jan 2022

New Government report reveals PE cut backs in schools

A new government-commissioned research report has been published today which reveals how schools responded to the impact of Covid in the last academic year.

20 Dec 2021

Sky Brown named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Young skateboarding superstar Sky Brown has been named as this year’s BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

17 Dec 2021

More than £25k supports teaching heroes through wellbeing initiatives 

Hundreds of frontline school staff have been supported to deal with the toll of the pandemic, thanks to the generosity of the public and organisations following the Youth Sport Trust’s first ever Christmas appeal.

10 Dec 2021

Youth Sport Trust welcomes House of Lords call for national focus on physical literacy

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed a report issued by a House of Lords committee today (Friday) which calls for a long-term, cross-government national plan for sport, health and wellbeing.

09 Dec 2021

Millions of children inactive shows pressing need to tackle a generational crisis

Research published by Sport England reveals the decline in children’s activity levels last year has not recovered, and growing inequalities in participation and physical literacy are compounding the physical, social and mental health problems facing a generation of young people.