Keziah Gilbert

Keziah 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.


My name is Keziah Gilbert and I am the Vice Chair of the Youth Sport Trust Youth Board. I am proud to be part of the Youth Board providing youth voice at the heart of an organisation that wants to improve the lives of youth people through sport. I am an advocate for physical activity for all young people, with a specific interest in the relationship between physical activity and education. As a dyslexic child I struggled in school, and sport and physical education were a powerful tool to motivate me and enable me to succeed.

I started volunteering with the YST in 2014 as a Team Leader. Being involved in YST Projects enthused me to follow my interests and study Sport at University. I graduated from a BSc in Sport Management at Loughborough University in 2018. After graduating I was a School Games Organiser for North Northumberland. I really enjoyed working directly with children in this role and this led me to complete my PGCE in Sport Management in 2020. I am currently a newly qualified Primary School teacher working in Northumberland.

I love being involved in sport and being outdoors. I have taken up road cycling during the UK lockdowns and am really enjoying the sport.

As a member of the YST Youth Board I aim to be an advocate for physical activity for all young people, focusing on sport for education and sport in rural communities. I appreciate the power sport possesses to shape lives, it has shaped my life and will continue to shape many more. I hope to use my platform on the Youth Board to encourage all young people to give different sports a go until they find their sport.

Keziah Gilbert

YST Youth Board Vice Chair

Morpeth, Northumberland