Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the announcement of school closures due to COVID-19 the Youth Sport Trust released a statement confirming all face to face delivery would be suspended until 24 April. With the recent Government confirmation of continued social distancing measures, we are updating our position to be continued until 25 May.

There is a more recent update from YST, to see that update click here.

While this has resulted in a large number of courses not taking place, the Youth Sport Trust team has reviewed content and explored alternative approaches to delivery.

Delivering differently

  • Regional Networking - we are delighted to confirm that through the summer term three major networking opportunities School Games Conferences (500 delegates), YST Lead Schools (150 delegates) and FA Girls Football School Partnership (100 delegates) events will be delivered via remote means, retaining the original regional audience despite being held digitally. This will enable colleagues to maintain momentum, celebrate the innovation that has resulted during this period and prepare for the future.
  • Online training – for a number of funded programmes we have taken the opportunity to develop digital versions of content that has previously been delivered face to face. These will be targeting schools and practitioners involved in specific projects, and where possible will be made more widely available.

Free online content

The last four weeks has seen a wealth of content shared through our #StayHomeStayActive resources which have been accessed and shared tens of thousands of times online. From the 29 April the Youth Sport Trust will be:

  • Hosting a weekly 'Wednesday Webinar' which includes bitesize CPD for teachers (Primary and Secondary)
  • Sharing Athlete Mentor video content to support a wellbeing package for Young People and Teachers.

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