Youth Sport Trust launches new partnership with Decathlon, the world’s largest sporting retailer

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with Decathlon, the world’s largest sporting retailer, ahead of the 2020/21 academic year.

When schools purchase through Decathlon for Schools, a direct contribution is made by the sporting retail giant to ensure the Youth Sport Trust can continue to change even more young lives.

With a mission aligning very closely to YST’s, Decathlon want to make sport accessible for as many people as possible, believing that being active and discovering new sports every day is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Eric Mazillier, UK CEO, Decathlon, said,

“Our mission is to help everyone in England get physically active through sport. We aspire for every young person, every family and every school community to have active and healthy lives. We want to be the platform of choice that empowers people to live sports experiences, try new activities and find their passions. We are here to help everybody choose the right sports equipment at the right price. The Youth Sport Trust is a key partner for us in ensuring we are doing all we can to support schools and families when they need it most.”

Ali Oliver, CEO of Youth Sport Trust, said,

“Taking part in fun and inclusive PE, sport and play improves wellbeing, increases confidence and helps build relationships and a sense of belonging. This is absolutely key for young people’s recovery from the impact of lockdown, as recent Sport England research found that a third of children said the absence of school during the pandemic had a major impact on their ability to be active. Decathlon share our belief in the life-changing benefits that come from sport and we are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with them for a second year running.”

With over 70 sports under one roof, Decathlon want to encourage more schools and families to try out new and exciting sports.

In partnership with YST, Decathlon are proud to present their schools offer of sports clothing and equipment, with high quality at affordable prices, exclusive products only available at Decathlon and the option to pay by invoice on all orders over £200. Over the coming year, the partners hope to deliver more events and activities together across the country, using Decathlon’s equipment, sites and staff to engage and excite young people about sport and physical activity.

This new and innovative partnership will see that the Youth Sport Trust receives 4% of every Decathlon purchase a school makes. That means that as they shop to support their young people’s wellbeing through sport, the children’s charity can transform even more young lives for the better.

Find out more about Decathlon on their website or email: decathlonforschools@decathlon.com.

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