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

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

Youth Sport Trust partners with EHL Commercial Law

The Youth Sport Trust – a national children’s charity dedicated to improving young lives – has partnered with leading Midlands law firm, EHL Commercial.
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New strategy launches to combat decline of children's wellbeing

A generation is growing up ill-equipped to deal with the daily challenges of the 21st century, says a national children’s charity.
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BLOG: From Newcastle to Nottingham – girls brought together to develop leadership skills

Susie McShane, Senior Communications Manager at Women in Sport, blogs about her visit to the Girls Active Coaches Camp last weekend.
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Rugby Union star flying high as he is named YST Sportsperson of the Year

Talented rugby union fly-half Marcus Smith has been named as the Youth Sport Trust Sportsperson of the Year at the 2018 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards ( BEDSAs ).
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New data reveals young people increasingly unhappy with their friendships

As new data is released by the ONS around children's wellbeing and social relationships, YST Chief Executive Officer Ali Oliver, has responded to findings around the proportion of children aged 10 to 15 who are increasingly unhappy with their friendships.
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Ground-breaking programme to build healthier and happier communities through cricket

Breaking Boundaries, funded by Spirit of 2012, will be delivered by the Youth Sport Trust and Sporting Equals. It will use cricket to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together, fostering mutual respect and friendships.
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Girls learn skills to lead and engage least active peers

Girls learn skills to lead and engage least active peers

As part of a new Girls Active Coaches Camp, 120 girls aged 16 to 18 will be invited to a training camp to promote sport for fun and participation rather than competition.
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DfE update on Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

DfE update on Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

The Department for Education have published details of the allocations of the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund, as well as guidance and terms and conditions of the funding.
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Mental health pilot launched by sports stars

A six-month rapid pilot has launched in Greater Manchester schools to deliver mental health and emotional wellbeing support to children in response to rising mental health struggles in young people.
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Children inspired by Winter Paralympians at festivals

Young people with and without Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) are set to try their hand at a series of winter sports like New Age Kurling and Para Biathlon as part of a series of celebratory festivals.
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New programme sends powerful message to girls

The Youth Sport Trust (YST) has teamed up with Sophie Radcliffe, adventure athlete, blogger and now, youth mentor on a new innovative programme to boost confidence and self-belief among teenage girls and get them active.
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How to spend it: A guide to Primary PE & Sport Premium

In light of Minister Nadhim Zahawi’s announcement on the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding at our Conference this week, Chief Executive of YST Ali Oliver blogs about how schools can create a lasting legacy.
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