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.

Shortlist for the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards unveiled

Introducing our sports award nominees

Three young rising stars have been nominated for the Youth Sport Trust Young Sportsperson of the Year Award at the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.
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Olympian Jason Gardener inspires the country’s future leaders

Olympian Jason Gardener inspires the country’s future leaders

Olympic champion Jason Gardener MBE joins Future Sport Leaders in Manchester, a project which aims to motivate and inspire young people to take up decision making roles in their local area.
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Review of Government sport strategy released

Review of Government sport strategy released

The Government has published its first annual progress report on its new sport strategy that aims to get the nation more active for the positive impact it has on health, communities and the economy.
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Our Impact

Read our latest Impact Report – 2016 in review

Find out more about the positive difference we have made to the lives of young people, through improving mental and physical wellbeing, providing leadership opportunities and increasing their overall achievement level.
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Youth Sport Trust launch CLASS PAL with Loughborough University

Youth Sport Trust launch CLASS PAL with Loughborough University

The Youth Sport Trust has been working with Loughborough University on CLASS PAL; a project that supports teachers to incorporate physical active learning into their daily lessons.
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The Youth Sport Trust responds to State of Child Health report

The Youth Sport Trust responds to State of Child Health report

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has launched a new report, The State of Child Health, which brings together data on a comprehensive list of 25 measures of the health of UK children.
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Gordon D’Arcy joins 300 students for the Sky Academy Day

Gordon D’Arcy joins 300 students for the Sky Academy Day

Former Irish Rugby player Gordon D’Arcy took the lead with 300 students from secondary schools across Ireland for a Sky Academy Day, which runs in partnership with Youth Sport Trust.
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BLOG: Make 2017 a year that matters – get focused

BLOG: Make 2017 a year that matters – get focused

Jez Rose, the Behaviour Expert, provides his simple tips to get motivated for 2017, ahead of the YST Conference.
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Swapping Bali for Britain for the London Marathon 2017

Swapping Bali for Britain for the London Marathon 2017

Two Indonesian running enthusiasts are heading to the UK to pound the pavement in the 2017 London Marathon and raise money for Youth Sport Trust International.
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Shortlist for the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards unveiled

Shortlist for the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards unveiled

The nominees for the 2017 Lycamobile BEDSA’s, which includes the Youth Sport Trust Young Sports Person of the Year award, have been revealed.
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Get to the Start Line

BLOG: Do we have young people’s future in mind?

This stark reality for children’s health and wellbeing is set against the backdrop that schools are increasingly under pressure to raise young people's achievement and attainment.
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Youth Sport Trust signs partnership agreement with UKAD

The Youth Sport Trust and the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) have signed a partnership agreement to strengthen efforts to inform and educate young athletes on the values of clean sport.
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