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 Baroness Sue Campbell 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.

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New online tool created to track students’ progress in PE and school sport

Schools and students will be able to accurately track progress in PE and school sport thanks to an innovative tool unveiled by the Youth Sport Trust and Sportsdata.
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Rugby World Cup 2015 engages schools and young people across the country

Rugby World Cup 2015 engages schools and young people across the country

The Youth Engagement Programme for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been hailed a huge success, providing thousands of young people with opportunities to engage in the world's third largest sporting event.
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Jessica Ennis-Hill encourages more girls to take up sport

Jessica Ennis-Hill encourages more girls to take up sport

Jessica Ennis-Hill called for more to be done to encourage the nation's young people, particularly girls, to play sport as a means of boosting their confidence, health and wellbeing.
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Change4Life Primary School Sport Clubs reach over quarter of a million young people

Change4Life Primary School Sport Clubs reach over quarter of a million young people

More children are becoming active and healthy thanks to Change4Life Primary School Sports Clubs, an independent report has found.
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Olympian Victoria Pendleton headlines SGO Summit to improve school sport

Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton will speak to fellow advocates for youth sport in Coventry in a bid to grow competitive school sport in England.
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BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015 nominations open

BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015 nominations open

Nominations are open for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015.
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Iraqi teachers continue to deliver quality PE with support from UK schools

Iraqi schools continue to deliver high quality PE and school sport despite ongoing political challenges following the implementation of a three-year programme delivered by British Council with YST.
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Youth Sport Trust responds to Government consultation

Youth Sport Trust responds to Government consultation

The Youth Sport Trust welcomed the Government's Consultation Paper - A New Strategy for Sport and the response we developed.
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YST Ambassador Jason Gardener elected UK Athletics President

YST Ambassador Jason Gardener elected UK Athletics President

Youth Sport Trust Ambassador Jason Gardener has today been confirmed as the next president of UK Athletics.
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New study warns of confidence crisis amongst British teenagers

New study warns of confidence crisis amongst British teenagers

Sky Academy has published extensive new research examining the confidence issues faced by young people aged 11-24 in the UK.
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Rugby World Cup Trophy to Downing Street

Over 100 young people visit Number 10 as Rugby World Cup 2015 comes to Downing Street

Representatives from five schools were invited to Downing Street on Thursday as part of the countdown to Rugby World Cup 2015.
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Tennis beyond the baseline

Tennis professionals support young people through Beyond the Baseline programme

The Youth Sport Trust and the Tennis Foundation have announced a three year partnership to engage young people who may be struggling with their behaviour, confidence or academic performance.
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