Press

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

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.

Youth Sport Trust responds to new Sport England strategy

Youth Sport Trust responds to new Sport England strategy

Sport England’s new £250m five-year strategy that will target those that do the least amount of physical activity has been announced today.
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Augmented reality

Technology could help improve children’s fitness and welfare in the next decade

The technology often blamed for rising childhood obesity will in the future help make children fitter and healthier, a new report predicts.
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Special Olympics GB and Youth Sport Trust to launch  Play Unified with a series of youth summits

Special Olympics GB and Youth Sport Trust to launch Play Unified with a series of youth summits

Series of Youth Summits across the country, which started at Old Trafford on 21 April.
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YST Factor finalists 2016

Street dance act wins place to perform at the 2016 School Games national finals

Youngsters from across the country descended on Loughborough to perform under the watchful eyes of Youth Sport Trust ambassador and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt in a bid to win the YST Factor.
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Colemans London Marathon

Thank you to our London Marathon runners

A total of nine runners have helped raise nearly £20,000 for the Youth Sport Trust.
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Sky Sports Living for Sport  Teacher of the Year Natalie Wilsher

Hertfordshire science teacher crowned Teacher of the Year

Natalie Wilsher of The Sele School was surprised with the award by Thierry Henry and Saturday Night Football Presenter David Jones.
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Out of school activities improve children’s educational attainment, study reveals

Out of school activities improve children’s educational attainment, study reveals

YST welcomes a report from UCL’s Institute of Education which identifies that participating in organised sports and joining after school clubs can help to improve academic performance and social skills.
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 Siblings join forces to run the London Marathon and smash their fundraising target

Siblings join forces to run the London Marathon and smash their fundraising target

A group of four siblings have smashed their fundraising goal having already raised nearly £11,000 for the Youth Sport Trust in the run up to the Virgin Money London Marathon this weekend.
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Youth Sport Trust welcomes Government’s Sport Duty of Care Review

Youth Sport Trust welcomes Government’s Sport Duty of Care Review

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed the Government's review into the duty of care sport has towards participants.
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First experience of PE crucial says Youth Sport Trust

First experience of PE crucial says Youth Sport Trust

Mental health charity Mind is today launching its new Get Set to Go campaign to promote the benefits of exercise and physical activity for people with mental health problems.
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PE 2020

Young people work together with teachers in a bid to improve student health and wellbeing

The Young Health Champions programme has launched at a conference in Northamptonshire to highlight a training scheme for students to support their peers lead more active and healthy lifestyles.
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Girls Active Camp 2016

More than 150 girls from across the country spent the weekend at Loughborough University as the Youth Sport Trust’s Girls Active Camp inspired young women to be more physically active.
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