Press

This area is designed to give journalists access to our latest press releases and our media guidelines.

We can provide journalists with expert opinion on a range of issues around PE and school sport as well as expert spokespeople including our Chair Neil Davidson CBE, Chief Executive Ali Oliver and our Sporting Ambassadors.

Press office

Our media team is available seven days a week for comments, interviews, multimedia content and information. We work across the country and often have communications specialists on the ground as news breaks.

If you have an enquiry, please contact:

Isabel Dunmore
Media Relations Officer
isabel.dunmore@youthsporttrust.org
01509 226317 / 07825 065195

Simon Ward
Head of Corporate Communications
simon.ward@youthsporttrust.org
01509 226637 / 07825 065179

Note that the press office only deals with enquiries from the media. If you are not a member of the media, please use the public enquiries line: 01509 226600. Lines are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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Code of ethics and conduct

Click here to view our code of ethics and conduct, which includes guidance for press and media at our events.

Latest news

As well as our news stories below, you can also check out our recent publications, including our Impact Report, and termly membership magazine Inspire.

If you are looking for older news or press releases not available on our website, please email a member of the press office and we will be able to help further.

New resource tool gives teachers skills to get children cycling

British Cycling and HSBC UK, in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, have launched a new programme in schools with the aim of ensuring that every child in the UK is given the opportunity to learn to ride a bike.
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National School Sport Week returns

Hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK will take part in a week-long celebration of play and sport this June, thanks to national children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust.
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BLOG: How mentally healthy schools could tackle declining wellbeing

Chris Wright, Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, discusses how a Greater Manchester collaboration could create a blueprint for addressing the decline in young people’s wellbeing on Mental Health Awareness Week.
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BLOG: Helping your class through exam stress - tips for teachers

Julia Clements, Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be, gives advice to teachers on four ways they can support students with stress on Mental Health Awareness Week.
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New partnership to get more kids and families active

YST has teamed up with Go Fest to get more children and families moving and enjoying the outdoors.
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Charity calls on government to invest in PE to tackle mental health

Commenting on the Education and Health and Social Care Committees response to the government's Green Paper on children's mental health, the Youth Sport Trust has said it is disappointing to see little reference to the link between physical activity, play and sport on mental health.
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BLOG: How do we use active play to address the ‘word gap’?

With the announcement by DfE of two multi-million-pound schemes to help boost early language and literacy development for disadvantaged children, Chris Wright Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, discusses why play should be part of the language development discussion.
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YST Girls Active Awards go live for 2018

The Awards are a celebration of the work 8 to 18-year-old girls are doing through the Girls Active programme.
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BLOG: Why I’m attempting a World Record to cut childhood obesity

James Hesling is attempting a Guinness World Record for children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust in order to raise £25,000. Here he blogs about his journey so far.
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Schools wanted for new Teacher Training Project

Would your school like to take part in a pilot project that will improve the quality of PE and sport you offer?
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Runners raise £23k to tackle children's wellbeing decline

Nine runners have powered through one of the most popular marathon courses in the world to help raise money and improve the lives of young people through sport.
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New strategy launches to combat decline of children's wellbeing

A generation is growing up ill-equipped to deal with the daily challenges of the 21st century, says a national children’s charity.
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