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.

Why we must all support children to believe that their best version of themselves is good enough

Head of Wellbeing at Youth Sport Trust, Chris Wright, discusses the impact of social media on young people as part of Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week
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Girls 'Step Up for Change' at Aylesbury launch event

A new programme which will encourage 14 to 18-year-olds to inspire and guide younger, primary-aged girls to love PE, sport and physical activity and set them up for future healthy and happy lives has launched in Aylesbury today.
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Outreach programme supports over 10,000 young people

Youth Sport Trust, the national children’s charity, worked with Northamptonshire County Council to deliver the programme PE2020 Active Healthy Minds to students.
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'Children need to move more' - says Youth Sport Trust in response to new data

Chris Wright, Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, responds to the recent data from the ONS on children's engagement with the outdoors and sports activities.
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Hillingdon outreach project receives almost £50,000 cash boost

An outreach programme set up by a national children’s charity to support young, disadvantaged girls in Hillingdon has received a £47,286 grant from Heathrow Community Fund.
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BLOG: ‘Why we approach PE and sport as a lifestyle choice at our school’

Swim a mile, help lead a primary club, write up a match report for a sporting event; these are three of the 52 things that are on King Alfred Academy’s bucket list for students.
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Westminster pupils move more with help from Team GB sprinter

Inner city London primary pupils received a special visit to their rooftop playground from Jeanette Kwakye while learning to be playground leaders.
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Charity ‘Teams Up’ with national bodies to support girls' sport

A PE teacher in Southampton has been recognised for supporting the development of girls’ sport through a national campaign.
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Inclusivity festivals inspire over 2,500 children

More than 30,960 boccia balls have been thrown and 200 seated volleyball games taken place in a bid to get primary school children across the UK thinking about how they can be more inclusive at school.
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BLOG: National Obesity Awareness Week

YST head of Health and Wellbeing Chris Wright blogs for National Obesity Awareness Week on why we need to help children see physical activity as the norm and dissolve our sugar addiction.
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Foden revealed as BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Foden revealed as BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Under-17 World Cup winner follows in footsteps of athletes such as Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray and Ellie Simmonds.
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BLOG: PE and physical activity can change the narrative for mental health

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver responds to the Government's release of their recent green paper on young people's mental health.
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