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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Young people shoot for the stars at Unified Basketball festival

More than 240 primary and secondary school children from across Berkshire, both with and without intellectual disabilities, Special Educational Needs and other disabilities, have taken part in a ‘unified basketball’ and games festival.
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USA 2020 Challenge

YST ambassador to cycle and run through all 50 USA capital states

Ben Smith aims to raise £1 million for the Youth Sport Trust and the 401 Foundation while demonstrating the positive effects physical activity can have on confidence, self esteem and overall mental health.
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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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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