The Inclusion Club would like to welcome a new partner in the shape of Youth Sport Trust International. Since its inception in 1994, the Youth Sport Trust has been the UK’s leading sport development agency, supporting quality physical education and sport for young people. They have taken this expertise into the international domain in recent years.
Youth Sport Trust International
The Youth Sport Trust has been working in international sports development for over 10 years and have established strong PE and school sport relationships with a range of global partners including the British Council, UK Sport, UNICEF, the South African Government, the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Ministries of Education in Malaysia, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
We can provide countries with experts in inclusion and facilitation to:
- provide policy support and review;
- share good practice through key note speakers and workshops at seminars;
- review and share of best practice in using sport to help support disadvantaged young people—to increase participation in sport;
- the use of sport to improve attainment, behaviour and life skills;
- create bespoke resources to address current needs;
- train and support in-country practitioners and trainers;
- develop competition frameworks that include all young people.
Our inclusive physical activity and sport agenda is led by our newly-updated TOP Sportsability programme, specifically adapted for use in international settings. TOP Sportsability training consists of:
Introduction, key principles of inclusion & a practical inclusion framework
- Disability sport and adapted games—introduction to a wide range of adapted games including 3 Paralympic sports (boccia, goalball & sitting volleyball) and integrated activities like Inclusive Zone Basketball; 9 sports in total;
- Sports adaptations—adapting and modifying ‘traditional’ activities common to most physical education and sports programmes; includes football, golf and tennis; 8 sports in total;
- Wheelchair skills for sport—introduction to wheelchair skills consisting of basic manual wheelchair skills, a selection of sports-specific wheelchair skills including track and road athletics, handball and tennis; also includes a section on powerchair sport.
Youth Sport Trust International is looking to further expand our work and are delighted to be in partnership with The Inclusion Club. If you would like to know more about how we could support you the please contact Sarah Newton, International Project Manager:
or visit www.youthsporttrust.org.
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