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.

The Youth Sport Trust responds to State of Child Health report

The Youth Sport Trust responds to State of Child Health report

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has launched a new report, The State of Child Health, which brings together data on a comprehensive list of 25 measures of the health of UK children.
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Gordon D’Arcy joins 300 students for the Sky Academy Day

Gordon D’Arcy joins 300 students for the Sky Academy Day

Former Irish Rugby player Gordon D’Arcy took the lead with 300 students from secondary schools across Ireland for a Sky Academy Day, which runs in partnership with Youth Sport Trust.
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BLOG: Make 2017 a year that matters – get focused

BLOG: Make 2017 a year that matters – get focused

Jez Rose, the Behaviour Expert, provides his simple tips to get motivated for 2017, ahead of the YST Conference.
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Swapping Bali for Britain for the London Marathon 2017

Swapping Bali for Britain for the London Marathon 2017

Two Indonesian running enthusiasts are heading to the UK to pound the pavement in the 2017 London Marathon and raise money for Youth Sport Trust International.
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Shortlist for the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards unveiled

Shortlist for the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards unveiled

The nominees for the 2017 Lycamobile BEDSA’s, which includes the Youth Sport Trust Young Sports Person of the Year award, have been revealed.
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Get to the Start Line

BLOG: Do we have young people’s future in mind?

This stark reality for children’s health and wellbeing is set against the backdrop that schools are increasingly under pressure to raise young people's achievement and attainment.
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Youth Sport Trust signs partnership agreement with UKAD

The Youth Sport Trust and the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) have signed a partnership agreement to strengthen efforts to inform and educate young athletes on the values of clean sport.
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Hannah Cockroft opens National Talent Camp

A host of young elite athletes, coaches and officials will find out how to reach their potential in the sporting field when they join World and Paralympic Champion Hannah Cockroft at the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp.
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Ellie Robinson wins BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Ellie Robinson wins BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Swimmer Ellie Robinson has been announced as BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016.
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How we work - Solutions - Bikeability

Over 2 million young people cycle trained with Bikeability

2 million young people have been trained through Bikeability - a programme designed to give young people the skills and confidence to ride, especially on roads.
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Nominations open for British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards

Nominations are open for the annual Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs), which will be hosted by Sir Lenny Henry on 18 March 2017 at the Hilton Park Lane, London.
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Sport England release volunteering strategy

Sport England release volunteering strategy

Sport England released their first ever volunteering strategy - Volunteering in an Active Nation - which aims to encourage people from all backgrounds to enjoy the benefits of volunteering.
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