The Youth Sport Trust (YST) hold a passionate belief in the power of sport and physical activity to improve all young people’s well-being, leadership skills and achievement. Not only is there a strong body of medical research linking physical activity to increased physical and mental well-being in children, there is now a fast growing evidence base citing sport as an effective developer of leadership and employability skills. Indeed, research from Sheffield Hallam University estimates that household earnings for both non graduates and graduates who play sport (compared to those who don’t) can be higher by up to £7k per annum. When you add that up over a lifetime it reinforces how important it is to get all our young people healthy, active and involved.
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