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.

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.

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

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

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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Survey shows large gender gap in attitudes to physical activity for teenagers

Data released today by Women in Sport and the Youth Sport Trust shows a shocking gender divide in attitudes towards physical activity for secondary school aged children.
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Paralympic Champion Jonnie Peacock opens inclusive playground

Sheffield pupils win Sainsbury’s funded £50,000 playground makeover through Active Kids Paralympic Challenge.
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Youth Sport Trust appoints new chair

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce that leading businessman Neil Davidson CBE has been appointed its new chair.
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National mental and physical health initiative launched in schools

A new national initiative led by youth sport charity the Youth Sport Trust to improve the physical, social and mental wellbeing of secondary school children will be piloted in 25 schools across the country.
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BLOG: Why the doubled premium has helped us to lay strong PE and sport foundations

Acting head teacher of Glynne Primary School in Dudley, Tracey Powell, discusses how the primary PE and sport premium funding boost will help her school to continue to put PE firmly on the curriculum.
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