Half Day Athlete Mentor Visit

Since 2003 the Youth Sport Trust has been pioneering the effective and inspirational use of elite athletes in schools. Our team of athlete mentors which includes a host of Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and Commonwealth medallists has a wealth of experience providing inspiration through the sharing of their journey and personal stories of struggle and success.

As a Plus Member you are entitled to a half day Athlete Mentor visit.

Please fill in this form to book your athlete mentor visit:

Athlete Mentor visit enquiry

Enter your school name
Enter your full school address and postcode
Enter the name of who we should contact regarding this enquiry
Enter the email address of the lead contact
Enter the best phone number for the lead contact
Please give your preferred option and one or two alternatives.
Please provide some basic details of what you would like from your visit.

If a face to face delivery is not feasible at the moment, please contact [email protected] to discuss alternative options.

For some guidance on how you can use your athlete visit, please watch this short video from Rachael Mackenzie World Thai-Boxing Champion.

  • Visits can be designed to help tackle complex and demanding challenges across the whole school and empower young people to transform aspirations, boost confidence and self-esteem, change behaviours and achieve their personal best in life. 
  • An Athlete Mentor delivers bespoke interventions through assemblies, workshops and masterclasses working with targeted pupil groups.
  • They can also deliver motivational speeches, host awards ceremonies, events, sports days or provide a taster of a YST Athlete Mentor programme. 

Examples of recent workshop requests from schools include:

  • An inspirational Paralympian to engage with those students who are least active 
  • Delivery of a cross curricular day of workshops
  • Q and A with individual classes and practical workshops
  • A female Athlete Mentor to motivate and enthuse girls, largely around self-confidence
  • Delivery of workshops on teamwork and communication at a student leaders conference.

Please click here to find out more about our athlete mentors.

Please note:

  • Visits require a minimum of four to six weeks’ notice.
  • Bookings are most popular in the summer term, so please book early.
  • A half-day visit is up to three hours. (The start/finish times are flexible to suit your needs.)
  • If schools request a specific athlete, we cannot guarantee this due to location and availability, but every effort will be made to accommodate the request. Give us as much notice as possible to try and make this happen.