We have an outstanding 20-year record, improving the lives of young people from 18 months to 18 years through the power of sport. We create, develop and deliver programmes and initiatives that improve health, attendance, academic achievement and raise whole-school standards, equipping all young people with skills for life.

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Children and young people research an ‘urgent wake-up call’

Charity responds to Sport England's Active Lives Children and Young People research which shows fewer than one in five young people are meeting the recommended 60 minutes every day.
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Charity named runner up at UK Coaching's Awards

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust (YST) has been recognised for developing hundreds of young people’s leadership, activism and coaching skills at the prestigious UK Coaching Awards.
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Confidence crisis in primary girls stopping them from getting active

Data released today by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust (YST) shows a confidence crisis in girls is stopping them from getting active from as young as the age of seven.
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Girls empowered and inspired to help peers to be more active

The Girls Active Inspiration Day has returned for its third year in Northern Ireland to grow a budding network of girls who are inspired to become role models and leaders.
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Charity offers guidance for schools on primary PE and sport premium

Training for teachers, more varied activities, and new equipment to get classes moving are helping to usher in a ‘once in a generation’ transformation of PE across primary schools in England.
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Football boosting young girls' mental wellbeing and confidence

Girls’ mental health in schools is being helped through football, new research from children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and The Football Association (FA) has found.
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Our impact

639,668

young people were given direct opportunities by the Youth Sport Trust to participate in high quality PE and sport in 2016/17

136,025

young people were given training opportunities through the Youth Sport Trust in 2016/17, including coaching, officiating and volunteering

25,740

teachers received continuing professional development training from the Youth Sport Trust in 2016/17

21,592

schools worked with the Youth Sport Trust across all of our programmes in 2016/17, including 1,677 in the most deprived areas of England