Youth Sport Trust Teams Up with Sweaty Betty Foundation to Support UK’s Most Disadvantaged young People

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and The Sweaty Betty Foundation are forming a new partnership. The partnership will work to understand girls’ personal, social and contextual barriers to being active and will consider insight from lockdown and what can be learned from this. Understanding the barriers of the least active girls and co-creating inspirational, accessible, and meaningful experiences with them will be a key element of the approach.

Working together with young women, the partnership will co-design a fun co-curricular programme, in which girls can try new activities like dance, boxing, fitness and yoga, and discover the ways they love to get active and stay active. The project will include support to teachers and unique experiences for girls from Sweaty Betty Ambassadors.

The programme will be designed with girls in 12 schools in East London, Leeds and Glasgow over the autumn and winter of 2021, with the pilot being evaluated in spring 2022.

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Source: Youth Sport Trust