News

In this section you can find out about all of our latest news and our views and opinions on important developments and best practices in PE and school sport.
News

Keep up to date with our comprehensive news updates.

As well as our news stories below, you can also check out our recent publications, including our Impact Report, and termly membership magazine Inspire.

Charity ‘Teams Up’ with national bodies to support girls' sport

A PE teacher in Southampton has been recognised for supporting the development of girls’ sport through a national campaign.
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Inclusivity festivals inspire over 2,500 children

More than 30,960 boccia balls have been thrown and 200 seated volleyball games taken place in a bid to get primary school children across the UK thinking about how they can be more inclusive at school.
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'We need to help children see physical activity as the norm and dissolve our sugar addiction'

BLOG: National Obesity Awareness Week

YST head of Health and Wellbeing Chris Wright blogs for National Obesity Awareness Week on why we need to help children see physical activity as the norm and dissolve our sugar addiction.
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Is your PE department ready for the New Year?

To mark a New Year, Youth Sport Direct – the commercial arm of Youth Sport Trust – is holding a January sale to help PE leads and teachers be ready for the new term. Discount is available on hundreds of items to help schools stock up for 2018. Find out more information on the Youth Sport Direct website.
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Foden revealed as BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Foden revealed as BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Under-17 World Cup winner follows in footsteps of athletes such as Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray and Ellie Simmonds.
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BLOG: PE and physical activity can change the narrative for mental health

BLOG: PE and physical activity can change the narrative for mental health

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver responds to the Government's release of their recent green paper on young people's mental health.
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New pilot hopes to transform children's coaching

Introducing child centred training for children’s coaches in the school sport environment is the vision behind a new programme led by a children’s charity and UK Coaching.
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YST forms new partnership with Schools, Students & Teachers Network

YST forms new partnership with Schools, Students & Teachers Network

We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership between the Youth Sport Trust (YST) and the Schools, Students & Teachers Network (SSAT).
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Programme rolled out to get girls active in Northern Ireland

Getting more teenage girls active is the aim of a programme to be rolled out across parts of Northern Ireland following a successful four-month pilot with nearly 1,500 girls and 10 schools in the country.
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BLOG: Why we need to ensure all girls have a sporting start in life

Ali Oliver discusses the barriers that girls are facing in physical activity and sport - following recent research through the Girls Active programme - and how YST will stop girls from missing out.
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New app launches to help teachers get primary school children active for life

A new digital app designed to equip primary school teachers with better skills to improve children’s movement and help them to become active for life has been launched.
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New research confirms physical activity's benefits to mental wellbeing - YST response

New research confirms physical activity's benefits to mental wellbeing - YST response

Mental health charity Mind has today released new research, billed as the biggest of its kind, which confirms the benefits of physical activity to mental wellbeing.
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