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.

YST welcomes Sport and Recreation Alliance focus on young people

YST welcomes Sport and Recreation Alliance focus on young people

One of four objectives focuses on youth sport within the overall mission to “create a vibrant sport and recreation sector which is fit for the future”.
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Play Unified celebrates successful first year in UK schools

Play Unified celebrates successful first year in UK schools

Play Unified, a global movement aimed at ending intolerance towards young people with intellectual disabilities, hosts an event at the House of Lords recognising a successful first year in UK schools.
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Paralympic champion Tai claims BEDSA prize

Paralympic champion Tai claims BEDSA prize

Paralympic swimming champion Alice Tai has won the Youth Sport Trust Young Sportsperson of the Year award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.
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Making exercise a part of life starts at primary school

Making exercise a part of life starts at primary school

YST welcomes the latest research published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, which reports that young people’s activity levels start to decline from the age of seven.
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YST responds to 2017 Spring Budget

YST responds to 2017 Spring Budget

The 2017 Spring Budget saw confirmation that the Government will fund the Department for Education with £1 billion under the Soft Drink Industry Levy, funding school sport and healthy eating.
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YST celebrates leading change in schools at annual awards evening

YST celebrates leading change in schools at annual awards evening

The Youth Sport Trust celebrated a host of schools, young people and teachers, with the annual awards being handed to those who have inspired and led change in PE, school sport and physical activity.
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YST announces new partnership with Entertainment One and PJ Masks

eOne’s popular superhero TV property becomes brand ambassador for National School Sport Week in June 2017.
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Youth Sport Trust pioneers a new vision for PE and school sport

Youth Sport Trust pioneers a new vision for PE and school sport

The Youth Sport Trust will champion a new vision for PE and sport in schools at the 2017 National Conference at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
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YST welcomes Government sports facilities investment announcement

YST welcomes Government sports facilities investment announcement

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced that schools will be able to bid for a share of £415 million fund for new sports facilities.
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Youth Sport Trust launch Girls Active in Northern Ireland

Girls Active is an initiative from the charity the Youth Sport Trust, which is run in partnership with Women in Sport.
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Active children means active minds

Recent research which found that children learn better when they are physically active supports how the Youth Sport Trust encourages teachers to incorporate exercise and movement into daily lessons.
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Young people shape sport in their areas

Young people shape sport in their areas

Olympic Champion and YST Ambassador Jason Gardener met with 90 teenagers from BAME communities to inspire them to play an active role in the sports provision in their local areas.
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