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.

John Steele appointed Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce that John Steele will become its new Chief Executive from 6 February 2012.
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Baroness Campbell: Effective delivery crucial for Youth Sport Strategy

The Youth Sport Strategy announced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport this month brings welcome investment to an area of sport where there is a clear need to tackle participation rates.
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New funding announcement on youth sport

Every secondary school in England is set to host a community sports club, as part of a new strategy to encourage young people to play sport for life.
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Sainsbury’s to sponsor 2012 School Games

Sainsbury's is to be headline sponsor of the School Games, a great new opportunity for more young people to enjoy the benefits of competitive sport.
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Pursuit of sporting glory comes at a cost

Pursuit of sporting glory comes at a cost

Some of Great Britain's young sports stars are travelling up to an astonishing 800 miles a month, training 6 days a week and spending more than 1000 pounds a year on equipment and training.
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School Games party at No 10

School Games party at No 10

40 young people from 9 primary schools who are involved in the School Games have had the opportunity to visit No 10 Downing Street after being invited for a special School Games Christmas party.
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BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2011 top three unveiled

BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2011 top three unveiled

The three contenders for the prestigious Young Sports Personality of the Year award are announced today (in alphabetical order) as: Lucy Garner, Eleanor Simmonds and Lauren Taylor.
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Youth Sport Trust team up with Bupa for Start to Move

Youth Sport Trust team up with Bupa for Start to Move

The Youth Sport Trust has been working with Bupa to develop a revolutionary approach to teaching PE to four to seven year olds.
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Clean sweep for young northern talent at Ambition AXA Awards

Clean sweep for young northern talent at Ambition AXA Awards

Five winners of the Ambition AXA Awards were announced at a gala ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice.
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International Inspiration launches in Ethiopia

International Inspiration launches in Ethiopia

LOCOG has announced that International Inspiration, London 2012's international legacy programme, supported by the Youth Sport Trust, has launched in Ethiopia, becoming the 19th country to join the programme.
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London 2012’s International Inspiration programme launches in Ghana

London 2012’s International Inspiration programme launches in Ghana

Ghana has become the latest country to benefit from International Inspiration, the ground-breaking international legacy programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Jonathan Edwards and Stef Reid inspire Young Ambassadors at Twickenham Stadium

Jonathan Edwards and Stef Reid inspire Young Ambassadors at Twickenham Stadium

Former Olympic triple jumper, Jonathan Edwards and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Bronze medallist, Stef Reid, made their way to London today, along with the Olympic Torch, to open the Young Ambassador Conference at Twickenham Stadium.
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