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.

Hannah Cockroft opens National Talent Camp

A host of young elite athletes, coaches and officials will find out how to reach their potential in the sporting field when they join World and Paralympic Champion Hannah Cockroft at the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp.
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Ellie Robinson wins BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Ellie Robinson wins BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Swimmer Ellie Robinson has been announced as BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016.
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How we work - Solutions - Bikeability

Over 2 million young people cycle trained with Bikeability

2 million young people have been trained through Bikeability - a programme designed to give young people the skills and confidence to ride, especially on roads.
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Nominations open for British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards

Nominations are open for the annual Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs), which will be hosted by Sir Lenny Henry on 18 March 2017 at the Hilton Park Lane, London.
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Sport England release volunteering strategy

Sport England release volunteering strategy

Sport England released their first ever volunteering strategy - Volunteering in an Active Nation - which aims to encourage people from all backgrounds to enjoy the benefits of volunteering.
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Baroness Sue Campbell joins Ellie Simmonds at House of Lords event

Baroness Sue Campbell joins Ellie Simmonds at House of Lords event

Baroness Sue Campbell hosted an event to celebrate Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive Training success; a programme which aims to improve PE provision for young disabled people.
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Future Sport Leaders

YST Chief Executive announces equality drive with Sporting Equals

Alison Oliver announces a new equality drive with Sporting Equals, an organisation that promotes ethnic diversity in sport, at their Leaderboard event in London.
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Be yourself – everyone else is taken

BLOG: Be yourself – everyone else is taken

To mark Anti-Bullying Week, YST Athlete Mentor and Welsh hockey international Beth Fisher talks about how sport helped her deal with the homophobic bullying she received at school.
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Jonny Wilkinson kicks off students’ success with Sky Sports Living For Sport

Jonny Wilkinson kicks off students’ success with Sky Sports Living For Sport

Rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson treated students in Leicestershire to a once-in-a-lifetime sporting masterclass through the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme.
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2016 School Games Organiser Summit kicks off

2016 School Games Organiser Summit kicks off

452 School Games Organisers will gather for a conference in Telford to celebrate the School Games, which is now delivered in over 20,000 schools across the country.
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Youth Sport Trust to receive donations through fundraising drive with Savoo

Youth Sport Trust to receive donations through fundraising drive with Savoo

Youth Sport Trust has partnered with online fundraising platform; Savoo.co.uk, for a project that will see the charity receive donations through web searches and purchases made on discount vouchers.
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Parliamentary group examines the important role of PE

Parliamentary group examines the important role of PE

An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has today released a new report which it has hailed as ‘the most comprehensive blueprint for PE for a generation.’
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