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.

Schools win a trip to Rio and playground makeover

Schools win a trip to Rio and playground makeover

Woodlea Junior School and Phillimore Primary School have both won top prizes through the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Paralympic Challenge.
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Opening Ceremony kicks off the 2016 School Games in style

Opening Ceremony kicks off the 2016 School Games in style

The 2016 School Games kicked off in style on Thursday with Olympic gold medallists Max Whitlock and Alex Danson on hand to welcome the next generation at a spectacular opening ceremony.
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Olympic champion Whitlock meets stars of the future at 2016 School Games

Olympic champion Whitlock meets stars of the future at 2016 School Games

Gymnastics star hosts special masterclass to launch the Games as 1,600 athletes to compete across 12 sports over the next four days.
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Obesity Strategy

The Youth Sport Trust today welcomes the investment in school sport outlined in the Government's Childhood Obesity Strategy.
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Can you take the fundraising challenge?

Can you take the fundraising challenge?

Set yourself a new challenge! Explore our exciting opportunities to get active and fundraise for the Youth Sport Trust.
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Sport England announce findings of School Games review

Sport England announce findings of School Games review

Sport England has announced the findings and recommendations of its review of the School Games, which was completed with support from the Youth Sport Trust and other partners.
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ICAP fundraise for Youth Sport Trust

ICAP fundraise for Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust is set to benefit from fundraising efforts made by ICAP employees taking part in the L'Etape cycling event.
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13 Youth Sport Trust Mentors get set for Rio 2016

13 Olympians and Paralympians, who work as Athlete Mentors for the Youth Sport Trust, are making final preparations to their game ahead of the global multi-sports competition which gets underway on 5 August.
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Rannoch Womens Challenge

YST crew break two world records on epic rowing challenge

The first ever female crew to row West to East, have returned from a heroic challenge which saw them row across the Atlantic and smash two world records, whilst raising funds for YST International.
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First details of 2016 School Games in Loughborough revealed

First details of 2016 School Games in Loughborough revealed

The first details of the 2016 School Games National Finals – a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes - that will take place at Loughborough University from 1-4 September are revealed.
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Fundraising week launched to get kids active

Fundraising week launched to get kids active

Active Inspiration Week took place from 11 to 17 July with clubs up and down the country raising money to help get children active.
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Jessica Ennis-Hill surprises Chris Badger with award

Jessica Ennis-Hill surprises Chris Badger with award

In the run up to the Rio Olympics, Jessica Ennis-Hill was among elite athletes who gave surprise presentations to winners of the Sky Sports Living for Sports Awards.
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