YST Conference 2023

The power of PE, sport and play to improve mental health

Awards Dinner - Wednesday 01 March
Conference - Thursday 02 March
Telford International Centre

Just this month, new data released by the NHS found that the number of children in England needing treatment for serious mental health problems has risen by 39% in a year and referrals have now alarmingly passed the 1 million mark. This generation has experienced major changes in their lives following the Covid-19 pandemic, on top of this, increased social inequality, online harm and the cost-of-living crisis are creating a ripple effect on young people’s school and home life.

Join us at the Youth Sport Trust Conference 2023, sponsored by Ortus Energy, as we take to the stage alongside experts from education, health, government, activists with lived experience, and specialists in their field to look at how together we can leverage the power of PE, sport and play to take urgent action to tackle this crisis.

The full conference agenda is packed with two keynote speeches, 12 bookable workshops, three live podcast recordings and a ‘big debate’ featuring education and policy heavyweights. You can view the full agenda details here.

Bookings are open now including bookings for specific workshops. Spaces are filling fast so don’t miss out. Be sure to book your place today.

On the eve of the Conference, we'll also be hosting our annual Awards Dinner.

Ticket Prices

All prices listed are exclusive of VAT. For more information download our ticket prices overview.

Conference Ticket

Standard - £249.00

YST Members - £99.00

YST Premium Members - Free

Conference Multi-Buy Ticket

£149.00 - when purchasing two or more standard tickets in the same transaction

Awards Dinner Tickets

Standard - £70.00

YST Members - £60.00

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We look forward to seeing you there but if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to get in touch [email protected].

We are aware that the conference and awards currently coincide with regional planned strikes. We hope to see as many delegates as possible for what promises to be a highly valuable CPD opportunity.

It inspired me and gave me the drive and passion to deliver high quality sports sessions.

Christopher Johnson, Langley Hall Primary Academy

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Interested in exhibiting?

The YST 2023 Conference Exhibition forms an integral and vibrant part of the event. It is a valuable meeting place for schools, NGBs and businesses and provides fantastic opportunities to network with over 600 school decision makers. The exhibition hall will host a large number of exhibitor stands, live networking sessions and other special features.


This is your opportunity to promote your products, services and programmes to our delegates, including PE teachers, head teachers and key policy makers from across the country. For further information about the exhibition packages and the opportunities available to you, please download our brochure.