In 2010 the entire budget was cut, totally devastating the Youth Sport Trust, an organisation Sue had devoted nearly 15 years of her life to. She honestly thought there was no way out and that that would be the end of everything she had worked so hard to achieve.
For two months she describes herself as being totally numb and flat, as if someone had taken all her energy away. At this stage she was forced to take a phone call from a 16 year old girl who had attended a “Step into Sport” camp organised by the Youth Sport Trust. This girl felt as strongly as Sue about the injustice of the situation and organised a walk to deliver a petition to Downing Street.
Sue stood in amongst these school children and remembered why she did what she did – moral purpose. “If you want to be resilient at times of difficulty you have to have a strong sense of moral purpose”. If you really care about what you do, that will see you through your times of trouble.
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Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity devoted to changing young people’s lives through sport. Established in 1994, they are passionate about helping all young people to achieve their full potential in life by delivering high quality physical education and sport opportunities.
Some areas of emphasis are PE and sport in primary schools, opportunities for those with special educational needs and disabilities and to foster international relationships through sport. Their aim is to support all young people to achieve their sporting best in school and their personal best in life.
The Youth Sport Trust has driven many of the improvements over the last decade in PE and school sport and is continuously looking at new ways to inspire young people to participate, compete, volunteer and officiate in sport.