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.

BLOG: Why we need to ensure all girls have a sporting start in life

Ali Oliver discusses the barriers that girls are facing in physical activity and sport - following recent research through the Girls Active programme - and how YST will stop girls from missing out.
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New app launches to help teachers get primary school children active for life

A new digital app designed to equip primary school teachers with better skills to improve children’s movement and help them to become active for life has been launched.
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New research confirms physical activity's benefits to mental wellbeing - YST response

Mental health charity Mind has today released new research, billed as the biggest of its kind, which confirms the benefits of physical activity to mental wellbeing.
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Survey shows large gender gap in attitudes to physical activity for teenagers

Data released today by Women in Sport and the Youth Sport Trust shows a shocking gender divide in attitudes towards physical activity for secondary school aged children.
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Paralympic Champion Jonnie Peacock opens inclusive playground

Sheffield pupils win Sainsbury’s funded £50,000 playground makeover through Active Kids Paralympic Challenge.
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Youth Sport Trust appoints new chair

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce that leading businessman Neil Davidson CBE has been appointed its new chair.
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National mental and physical health initiative launched in schools

A new national initiative led by youth sport charity the Youth Sport Trust to improve the physical, social and mental wellbeing of secondary school children will be piloted in 25 schools across the country.
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BLOG: Why the doubled premium has helped us to lay strong PE and sport foundations

Acting head teacher of Glynne Primary School in Dudley, Tracey Powell, discusses how the primary PE and sport premium funding boost will help her school to continue to put PE firmly on the curriculum.
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BLOG: How we are giving pupils a positive start to the day

Anna Sullivan, Acting Deputy Headteacher at Cardwell Primary School in Woolwich, blogs about how extra funding through the Primary PE and sport premium is ensuring her pupils get a healthy and happy start to the day.
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BLOG: How the PE and sport premium is helping us engage hard to reach children

Steve Tindall, headteacher of Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Surrey, blogs about how his school will help hard to reach children in PE and sport.
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PE and sport premium will create lasting legacy in primary schools

Primary school PE could be ‘transformed for a generation’ by new funding

Training for teachers, more varied activities, and new equipment to get classes moving are helping to usher in a ‘once in a generation’ transformation of PE in primary schools.
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Megan Lowe wins national Girls Active award for commitment to sport

Megan Lowe wins national Girls Active award for commitment to sport

Megan Lowe, 16, from South Dartmoor Community College has been recognised by the Youth Sport Trust and awarded the national winner of the Girls Active Awards 2017.
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