Abhishna Yogarajan

Abhishna is a member of the Youth Sport Trust Youth Board. Positioned at the heart of our organisation, our Youth Board represents and communicates the views of all young people to inform and enhance our work.

Abhishna Yogarajan preferred headshot


Tell us about what do you currently do? 
I am a second year student at university studying Sport and Exercise Science.

Tell us about your sporting background?
In high school, I participated in almost every after-school sports club that I had time for. Once I joined sixth form, I realised that there wasn't much of a choice, so I wanted to help by providing a safe space where my friends could go to decompress. Sport is a safe space for me and I was able to share that with my peers.

What is your particular area of interest when it comes to accessing sport?
I am really passionate about improving choice in physical activity and celebrating diversity in sport.

Why did you want to become a member of the Youth Board?
I became a Youth Board member because I saw that I could help improve the access and experience of physical activity on a larger scale and it was also a position that allowed me to feel belonging.

If you could change one thing about sport or physical activity for young people, what would that be?
If I could change one thing about sport or physical activity for young people, it would be ensuring that all children have access to physical activity and benefit from the positive outcomes from it.

Tell us a fun or interesting fact about yourself.   
Probably about 80% of the music I listen to are in languages other than English, like Tamil which is my mother tongue.