YST News - September 2018YST News - September 2018
Our Top Story
New Programme to Ignite Girls' Passion for Fitness and Gaelic Football - A partnership with Lidl Ireland, Ladies Gaelic Football Association and the Youth Sport Trust will see more than 1,200 girls engaged in a new pilot programme to help them lead healthy, active lives.
- YST champion top tips to support parents in sport - YST are backing the NSPCC's Parents in Sport Week (1-7 October). The YST will be sharing information and advice about how to encourage children to be more active and how to play a supportive role in their sporting life.
UK Active released a report this month calling for long-term commitment to PE – YST response - YST Chief Executive Ali Oliver said: “There is a real consensus between YST and UK Active that the place of PE in our schools needs to be transformed.”
Have you got true grit? Run for YST - Join #TribeYST at the OCR World Championships and immerse yourself in OCR racing at its best! Rub shoulders with the elite athletes and take on our 7KM charity wave challenge with some fun and challenging obstacles!
Upcoming Featured Events
- School Games Summit - 20 November, Coventry
- YST National Conference - 28 February, Coventry
- Sport England launches £13.5m drive to boost secondary school PE (The Guardian) - Read More
Schools cut hours for PE over 20% in six years despite youth obesity crisis (This is Money) - Read More
Beth Cobden talks England, injuries and sport in schools (Sky Sports) - Read More
Sector Round Up
- Happiness decline in girls and young women in UK (Sky News) - Read More
- Fall in strength and fitness of 10-year-olds, study shows (BBC) - Read More
- 'Black hole' in youth mental health support (BBC) - Read More
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