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Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust

  • Continue to create and provide high quality Youth Led volunteering opportunities that embed the six quality principles with an increased focus on diversifying the Young People engaging – including Step into Sport Inclusive Leadership Days, BAME Future Leaders, Girls Active, EAL Leadership Training.
  • Advocate and provide support to the education sector on the importance of engaging Young people in the design and delivery of PE and School Sport Opportunities, in particular through School Games Crews/Committees.
  • Continue to evidence and advocate to Government, Schools and other key decision makers the the powerful role that young people can play in supporting others in their community through volunteering and social action.
  • Continue to extend leadership opportunities at a national level through the Team Leader programme, increasing recruitment to all Young People aged 18 – 25.

The Youth Sport Trust continues to champion the role of Young People as leaders and advocates of PE, Sport and Physical Activity as well as developing programs to support the training of Young People to undertake specific roles. In the Youth Sport Trust Strategic Plan (2013-18), we make it clear that young people are placed at the heart of everything we do:

Our Youth Board, made up of 12 of young people (aged 16-21) play a vital role in the overall governance of the Youth Sport Trust. The vision for the Youth Board’s is for all young people to achieve their full potential in life through sport, and their purpose is to give a voice to young people in our work.

The Youth Sport Trust has launched an alumni network ‘YST Connect’, to bring together a unique group of individuals who have all been impacted by a Youth Sport Trust programme or camp.

In 2015-16 we recruited 47 18-25 Year Olds to support the delivery of 3 National Residential Opportunities. The Team Leaders are supported with their professional development in return for their commitment.


Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 350 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”