Source: Youth Sport Trust 22.02.22
Young people reported feeling happier, more confident, and more physically active after participating in programmes run by the Youth Sport Trust, last year. The charity’s 2021 annual Impact Report also shows the positive impact its programmes had on young people’s communication, teamworking and leadership skills, while helping to improve the confidence and competence of educators.
The initiatives to support young people whose education and access to daily physical activity were impacted by COVID-19 included the development of an Active Recovery Hub to provide free resources, virtual training for teachers and online activities like after school sport club YouTube sessions.
In the 2020/21 academic year:
- 220,413 young people were given the opportunity to enjoy the life-changing benefits of sport and play through Youth Sport Trust programmes
- 49,074 young people were empowered to lead and inspire their peers
- 12,015 teachers, coaches and practitioners were given training to lead good quality, inclusive sport, and Physical Education.