We are delighted to announce that we have reached a significant milestone with over 4,000 schools now signed up to the Youth Sport Trust Membership scheme.
To celebrate this exciting landmark, and in the run up to the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio, we are launching a unique opportunity for our member schools to win an athlete mentor package which includes Team GB's women's field hockey champion Alex Danson.
Running from now until 4 March 2016, the 'My Rio Journey' Athlete Mentor Package is an opportunity for our member schools to get closer to the Olympics and Paralympics through a prize draw that wins them a visit from an Olympian or Paralympian and some supporting resources to follow the athlete's journey through the games.
At the heart of all we do is our mission to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to engage in physical activity to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. The Youth Sport Trust Membership offer and our flagship National Conference, aim to provide schools with the very latest and cutting edge training and resources to help them maximise the sporting opportunities they are able to offer their students; as well as how to harness this to improve achievement and enhance their character education.
Jenny Rouse, the Youth Sport Trust's Head of Membership, comments:"We wanted to be able to offer our valued member schools something special when they either sign up for our 2016 Conference or upgrade their membership as a way to thank them for supporting our mission. We are very fortunate to be able to offer our member schools sports men and women like Alex Danson, who has agreed to share her experiences in the build up to the Olympics and then afterwards by visiting the lucky winning school to regale her personal experiences of the games, offering inspiration to their pupils."
Alex Danson, adds:"Sport gives so much more than you think; it has given me the skills to succeed in life. I am therefore delighted to be able to share my experience of being a part of Team GB at the Rio Olympics with as many young people as possible."
For more information please login to our Membership area. If you are not a member school then you can still enter the prize draw by joining our Membership scheme.