Eventful game for Tilly

Maidstone win a tough game against Herne Bay. On Saturday 24 February, the Maidstone Roller Hockey Senior team played against Herne Bay in the SECHRA league at the Herne Bay Arena. MORE

Gymnasts named for GC2018

Team England has today named 10 artistic gymnasts to compete for Team and Country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. MORE

PyeongChang History Maker

Lizzy Yarnold – skeleton gold (Saturday February 17th)

Gold at Sochi 2014, Lizzy Yarnold became Great Britain’s most successful Winter Olympian ever by successfully defending her title in South Korea. MORE

Funding secured until 2021

One of our partners, Kent Sport, has been successful in attracting funding for its work for the next three years from April 2018 until March 2021. MORE

Hitting the heights for GB

As Peter Buravystkiy leaves to compete for Great Britain at the World Age Group Championships in Bulgaria, he reflects on the past three years support provided by Kent Trust for Youth Sport: MORE

100 days to go PyeongChang 2018

Team GB is on track for its most successful Olympic Winter Games ever in PyeongChang. Four years on from a record-equalling haul of four medals in Sochi – headlined by Lizzy Yarnold’s skeleton gold – PyeongChang 2018 is set to see the history books rewritten again by British athletes. MORE

Kent’s Yarnold headlines skeleton World Cup squad

With the small matter of defending an Olympic title rapidly approaching, Kent’s Lizzy Yarnold is setting her sights on more gold as part of a six-strong team selected for the opening World Cup races of the season. MORE

GB Park and Pipe Skier Madi Rowlands finishes season on a high

GB Park and Pipe skier Madi Rowlands, who is just 17 years old, has finished the 2016/17 season ranked 2nd in the Overall AFP (Association of Freeskiing Professionals) World Rankings, 1st in the Junior AFP World Rankings for Halfpipe and 2nd in the Overall Junior AFP World Rankings. MORE

Former recipient Luke Savill secures double gold

Maidstone table tennis player Luke Savill says double gold at Slovak Junior Open is his biggest success so far.

Luke Savill hailed the best tournament of his life as he took double gold at the Slovak Junior Open. MORE

Testimonials from The Carr Brothers

Trustees have recently received testimonials from both David Carr and Richard Carr, former recipients in Modern Pentathlon, Triathlon and Biathlon. MORE

BOA extends partnership with Deloitte

The British Olympic Association (BOA) today announces its continued partnership with Deloitte UK up to and including Tokyo 2020. This will extend the alliance that started in 2007 and has been integral to the planning, preparation and delivery of the BOA’s success through London 2012 and Rio 2016. MORE

Creating a Team

It’s hard to forget the nail-biting round of penalty shuffles last summer that saw the team winning the country’s first ever Olympic hockey gold against reigning champions The Netherlands. MORE

100 days to go until Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

Progress Report on Bahamas 2017 from Chef de Mission, Sarah Winckless

Following on from our visit to the Gold Coast earlier this year ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, my colleagues and I travelled to the Bahamas to visit the venues for the Commonwealth Youth Games, taking place this summer between 19-23 July in Nassau. MORE

Playing hard at Harvard

Our young Athlete Ambassador, Amelia Henley, keeps us up-to-date with how she is getting on over at Harvard University, and the end of her first year competing in the Ivy League Championship. MORE

Update from across the pond

Our young Athlete Ambassador, Amelia Henley, keeps us up-to-date with how she is getting on over at Harvard University, and the start of the Ivy league matches. MORE

The Harvard and the Ivy

Over the last couple of months, I have had a completely new training programme due to moving to Harvard in Boston. Unlike my junior years there have not been regular tournaments most weekends. Instead, our official season only really starts in December. MORE

Recognition for our Recipients

The Trustees are very pleased to see that our recipients are not only recognised by our charity for their amazing achievements in sport… MORE

Recent funding secured

Partnerships have recently been forged with ASDA, Waitrose and Little Waitrose stores across the county of Kent.

The Asda Foundation supports Asda’s Community Life programme Chosen by you…given by us by providing the funding for the local charities and good causes nominated by Asda customers and colleagues. MORE

First Young Athlete Ambassador announced

Our first Young Athlete Ambassador role has been awarded to Amelia Henley, England Squash player and British Junior National Champion. Our Young Athlete Ambassador roles give young people a voice within the charity to share their experiences and benefit future young recipients. MORE

The impact of KT4YS funding

Recently we caught up with Jacob Gander-Compton, a former KT4YS recipient, to find out about what impact the Cornwallis Sporting Excellence Award for Individuals had made on his sporting career: MORE

New Recipient: Jack Field

Jack Field’s selection for the GB Under-18s squad has caught the attention of the local press, while he has also received funding from local organisations. MORE

Golden girl Rowlands makes history

History-maker Madi Rowlands was “stoked” with ski halfpipe gold as she became the first Team GB athlete to win a Youth Olympic medal on snow.

Rowlands dominated the field throughout and put down the best two runs of the competition at Oslo’s Vinterpark, beating silver medallist Paula Cooper’s best effort of 79.00. MORE

Madi Rowlands selected for Team GB

Madi Rowlands has been selected to represent Team GB at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Olympic Games next month. Madi will be participating in both the Ski Slopestyle and Ski Halfpipe events.

From 12th-21st February, around 1,100 athletes – all aged between 15 and 18 years old – from 70 nations around the world are set to compete during the 10 days of winter action in Lillehammer. MORE

Action footage of Peter Buravytskiy

Peter Buravytskiy is a talented 14 year old Trampoline Gymnast who is striving for success within his very difficult, but incredible sport. He is a member of the Great Britain High Performance Junior Squad, since he was 11 years old and has competed at numerous regional, national and international Championships. MORE

New conditions of funding

There are two funding streams available to help young people within the County to participate in sport, through individual efforts or sports clubs and organisations. The Trustees have updated the conditions of funding to ensure that the Trust continues to meet its charitable objectives and encourages applications from a variety of sports, clubs and organisations across the county. MORE

Successful Charity Golf Day 2015

In September 2015, the Kent Trust for Youth Sport hosted its first charity golf day raising over £11,500 to support young people in Kent to participate in sport.

The Kent Trust for Youth Sport held its first charity golf day on Tuesday 8 September 2015. At the same time as supporting young people in Kent to participate in sport, golfers had the opportunity to play one of the MORE

Charity Golf Day – 8 September 2015

Join us on the tee

The Kent Trust for Youth Sport invites you to enter a team in its charity golf day on Tuesday 8 September 2015. At the same time as supporting young people in Kent to participate in sport, you will have the opportunity to play one of the country’s finest links courses, home to the Amateur Championship in 2013 and venue for final qualifying for this year‘s Open Championship at St Andrews. MORE

Our first vlog from David Hall

With a rise in popularity of young video bloggers, vloggers, the Kent Trust for Youth Sport has joined in with the changing face of youth culture.

Our very own GB Decathlete, David Hall, filmed a series of vlogs at his recent Decathlon event in Florence, Italy. Spend time with David from his arrival at the track to returning home the day after the competition, MORE

David Wooder signs for the 2015 Ginetta Junior Championships

Hugely successful kart racer Dave Wooder, a championship winner at both British and European level, has become the third driver signing for Total Control Racing’s campaign in the 2015 Ginetta Junior Championship.

Chatham-based Wooder will make his car racing debut with TCR off the back of a superb season last year where he won the Kartmasters Grand Prix and British Open Junior Rotax titles. He also became Super 1 British MORE

Sailing the indoor seven seas

KT4YS resident sailor Paddy Keech gave us a quick insight into Sailing the Sevens Seas indoors, by that we obviously mean training indoors and preparing to sail the seven seas! Ahoy there landlubbers…

I had my first few squad camps which have mostly been very windy and very cold. Our first camp took us to a land weekend at Hartbury College. We were measured and weighed and then tested to our max MORE

Molly’s monthly muses

The Kent Trust for Youth Sport finally managed to pin Molly to the mat for two minutes to catch up with her after a busy couple of months. Here’s what she had to say for herself:

I have recently been to the Flanders Judo Cup and training camp in Belgium, in which I won a Gold medal in the Cadet section and a Gold medal in the Junior section. MORE

#GivingTuesday 2 December 2014

The Kent Trust for Youth Sport has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, which encourages people and businesses to give their time, money or voice to charity for one day.

#GivingTuesday – 2 December 2014 – will provide a charitable antidote to the pre-Christmas consumer boom, falling directly after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Kent Trust for Youth Sport is taking part MORE

Disabled Sportsperson 2014 Ryan Holden

Congratulations to KT4YS recipient Ryan Holden for winning the Thanet Disabled Sportsperson of the Year Award last night. Ryan was also highly commended in the Sportsman of the Year and in the Young Team of the Year categories.

The annual event is organised by Thanet District Council’s Sports Matters team and looks to showcase local sporting talent and achievement across all ages, abilities and across the full range of sports. MORE

Junior Sports Performer 2014 Abbie Wyver

Congratulations to KT4YS recipient Abbie Wyver for recently winning the Canterbury & District Junior Sports Performer of the Year Award.

The seventh annual Canterbury & District Sports Awards took place on Friday 17 October 2014, recognising and celebrating the wealth of talent and commitment seen in community sport across the Canterbury district. MORE

Driving a new look with Firmin

The Kent Trust for Youth Sport has confirmed a new partnership with Kent’s leading haulage provider, Alan Firmin Ltd. A distinctive new vehicle will be seen on the roads of Kent, promoting the recently rebranded charity.

Simon Philip, Chair of the Kent Trust for Youth Sport, said “I am delighted that Alan Firmin Ltd MORE

Savill’s UK School Games Story

KT4YS recipient Luke Savill was selected to represent ‘England – South East’ at the recent UK School Games in Manchester. The Kent Trust for Youth Sport asked Luke to compile a blog about his experience.

My journey of the 2014 Sainsbury’s UK School Games had commenced, MORE

Beddoe’s Budapest Blog – Part Two

I have been back from Hungary for a while now, and I have been meaning to get this final update done for a while, but I seem to have been inundated with things to do now I am back at home. However, having finally gotten around to starting writing, I am almost glad I left a bit of a gap, MORE

Questor judo flipped by Molly

The Kent Trust for Youth Sport keeps a close eye on all of its recipients, however after the cheque presentation Molly was but a mere shadow on the mats during training. Ranked 11th in the world, Molly returned to Walderslade Judo Club where she grew up to receive a cheque from KT4YS and Questor Insurance. MORE

Trustee visit to Bowls Club

Kent Trust for Youth Sport Trustee David Corry paid a visit to Bearsted & Thurnham Bowling Club today, to see how the recent funding is being put to good use. Despite a morning dew on the green, the children were very enthusiastic to practice their skills, listening intently to the coaches and sharing the enthusiasm MORE

Beddoe’s Budapest Blog

KT4YS recipient Megan Beddoe (Fencing) is spending three months in Budapest studying and training to be the world class athlete that she aspires to be. The Kent Trust for Youth Sport asked Megan to compile a two-part blog about her time in one of the best cities in Europe for Fencing. MORE

Insurance Company Sponsors KT4YS

Rainham based, Questor Insurance invited Kent Trust for Youth Sport to join them on their recent Management Away Day to accept a £1,000 donation. The donation was made by Questor Insurance’s CEO, Andrew Lawrence, and gratefully received by the charity’s Chair of Trustees, Charlotte Cornwallis. MORE

Winning weekend for Katie Latham

On Friday night Katie Latham was awarded Thanet’s Sportswoman of the Year at the Winter Gardens, Margate. Thanet because, although she lives in Walmer/Deal, she swims and trains with Thanet Swim Club. Unfortunately it clashed with her Sir Roger Manwoods School sixth form dinner, so she was unable to attend. MORE

Amelia Henley U17 British Champion

Highsted Grammar School’s Amelia Henley beats Kent rival Georgina Kennedy to under-17 British squash title. Highsted Grammar School student Amelia Henley won an all-Kent final to become the British under-17 national squash champion. Henley, the No.2 seed who plays for Rodmersham, beat top seed Georgina Kennedy, MORE

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