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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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'Turn PE depts. into departments of health & wellbeing' says charity

The Youth Sport Trust has responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s Prevention is Better Than Cure vision after it encourages people to take more responsibility for managing their own health.
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Children's inactivity levels rise finds new data

Just one in 30 of children aged either nine or ten completes the recommended amount of daily exercise. The data, reported in the Mail on Sunday, was gathered by researchers at the universities of Exeter and Plymouth.
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New film celebrates sport's impact in communities

A new film celebrating how sport and physical activity is building social connectedness in five areas across the UK has been nominated in the 2018 Charity Film Awards .
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Budget 2018: Funding boost for mental health

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, has today given his Autumn Budget speech which he says is for the 'strivers, grafters, and the carers'. Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, comments.
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Kare announced as BBC Young Sports Personality

Kare Adenegan has been crowned the 2018 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. The 17-year-old was presented with the award at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.
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Physical activity programme to plug social mobility gap

A programme has been launched in a bid to close the educational gap for the UK’s most disadvantaged children and help them to become school ready.
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