YST News - July 2019

YST News - July 2019
Catch up on all the latest from the Youth Sport Trust, including the sport sector response to the school sport and activity action plan, a pledge from the new Prime Minister to tackle inactivity, and the success of our recent football camp. Plus, the usual round up of all the key stories from the sector.

Our Top Story

Sport sector responds to school sport and activity action plan - YST co-ordinated a response from sports bodies and charities to Government’s new plan to get young people active.


  • New Prime Minister pledges to tackle inactivity - New Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative party leadership rival Jeremy Hunt both wrote to YST and our partners pledging that tackling inactivity and the decline in young people’s wellbeing would be a key pillar of their programme for government.
  • Inclusive leadership with Billie Jean King - Pupils from Youth Sport Trust member school Ricards Lodge High in London took a trip to Wimbledon, the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club and had an inclusive leadership Q&A with Billie Jean King.
  • Football camp inspires the next generation of female coaches - England legend Faye White says it is vital to give girls the confidence and knowledge they need to inspire others and this camp helps girls to develop both coaching and refereeing knowledge.

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Latest News

  • Charities tell new Prime Minister Boris Johnson what they want (Civil Society) - Read More
  • 'There's a crisis in children's wellbeing' - Ali Oliver (Telegraph) - Read More
  • More children to benefit from Mental Health support (Rochdale Online) - Read More

Sector Round Up

  • FA survey reveals social & economic benefits of grassroots football (Telegraph) - Read More
  • Government drive to improve pupils' 'physical literacy' (TES) - Read More
  • Government outline a new School Sport Action Plan (Gov.UK) - Read More

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