YST News - April 2019

YST News - April 2019
Catch up on all the latest from the Youth Sport Trust, including the latest on the Primary PE and Sport Premium, National School Sport Week, the Women's football World Cup and a round up of all the key stories from the sector.

Our Top Story

DfE confirms Primary PE and Sport Premium for 2019/20 - The Department for Education has confirmed funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the 2019/20 academic year.


  • Register for National School Sport Week - We are excited to announce that registrations for National School Sport Week (24 - 28 June) are now live. The theme is 'Five Ways to Wellbeing: being active, connecting, giving back, taking notice and learning'. This year we are asking schools and organisations to pledge a commitment to the wellbeing of all young people through PE and sport.
  • New school resources shine a light on Women's World Cup - A history of women’s football, how to achieve your dreams and spotlighting inspiring female role models will be taught in classrooms across the country in the build up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in June.
  • YST responds to new evidence showing pupil mental health crisis - YST says getting active is key to tackling declining mental wellbeing after new evidence from the National Education Union reveals more than eight out of 10 teachers say mental health among pupils in England has deteriorated in the past two years.
  • YST supports petition to make PE a core subject - YST is pleased to lend its support to a recent government petition, created by councillor Eartha Pond, to make PE a core subject, with a minimum of two hours allocated weekly across Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5.

Upcoming Featured Events

  • National School Sport Week - 24-28 June
  • Girls Football Youth Leadership Camp - 12-14 July

See our full events calendar here

Latest News

  • Introducing Girls, Inspired, a campaign to close the gender gap (Telegraph) - Read More
  • Girls Active Northern Ireland launches new awards - Read More
  • Girls need more confidence to coach, research shows - Read More

Sector Round Up

  • To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more (World Health Organization) - Read More
  • Sport can help children beat dangers of screens (The Times) - Read More
  • Use 'sugar tax' wisely to transform PE (Education Business) - Read More

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