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YST 2017 Conference

YST 2017 Conference
Elevating young people’s aspirations, achievement and wellbeing takes exceptional leadership. Join us to see how harnessing the power of PE and sport with inspiring leadership and innovation can make a positive difference
Inspiring and leading change – dear future, I am ready!

Our 18th National Conference – Wednesday 1 March, Ricoh Arena, Coventry 

Awards Dinner – Tuesday 28 February

With a rich history of engaging with Headteachers, PE practitioners, policy officials, ITT students, health professionals and national governing bodies, the YST Conference, supported by PGL, is renowned for pioneering innovation, networking, sharing best practice and delivering change.

Online booking is closed
Online booking for the YST 2017 Conference has now closed. If you would still like to attend this event, please print off and complete the 'On the day booking form' and bring this with you to the registration desk on Wednesday 1 March. Please note it will take a few minutes to register on the day so please make sure you leave enough time to do so before the Opening Address begins at 9:20am.

If you would like to book to attend the YST 2017 Awards Dinner on Tuesday 28 February, please call our events team on 01509 226623.


2017 Conference headline speaker – Jez Rose


A broad spectrum of experts in their field from education and business will share and inspire thought-leading best practice, include Jez Rose, Martin Glenn and Sian Carr.
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Group of attendees in discussion and writing on flip chart paper

Interactive workshops

Inspiring mix of interactive workshops, plenary sessions and TeachMeets designed to maximise learning, networking and skills enabling you to put new thinking into practice.
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Photo of Sue Campbell on stage chatting with Hannah Cockroft and Alex Danson

Awards Dinner

The night before Conference, this glittering event features inspirational sporting stars and celebrates the achievements of schools and young people with a series of awards.
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Attendees chatting with marketplace exhibitors


Extensive exhibition with leading providers of services to schools, sports and health professionals “The marketplace was very useful for finding out new ideas and making new contacts.”
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Enthralled audience from the 2016 Conference, including Kimberly Wyatt and Sue Campbell

2016 Conference highlights

We strive to deliver the best content every year. “Inspirational, full on, excellent, so worthwhile. Time with likeminded passionate people was time well spent.”
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Venue and accommodation

Centrally located, the Ricoh Arena in Coventry is five minutes from the M6 motorway, 20 minutes from Birmingham International Airport and 50 minutes by rail from London Euston.
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