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: School sports days have a bigger role to play

BLOG: School sports days have a bigger role to play

The recent coverage of ‘school sports day’, questioning their value, purpose and even existence painted a false image of the health of school sport.
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BLOG: Developing fundamental movement skills

BLOG: Developing fundamental movement skills

In recent years the UK has enjoyed success across a vast range of sports. Despite these inspiring performances, physical activity levels across the nation’s children are in decline.
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Girls Active award winners announced

Girls Active award winners announced

The Youth Sport Trust’s Girls Active programme announced its first ever award winners, with BBC 6 Music’s Gemma Cairney, ambassador for the initiative, sharing the winners on Instagram.
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The FA and Youth Sport Trust strike partnership to inspire more girls

The FA and the Youth Sport Trust have launched a new partnership to inspire more girls into football during National School Sport Week.
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Physical and emotional wellbeing should be new focus for PE

Physical and emotional wellbeing should be new focus for PE

As National School Sport Week gets underway, YST Chief Executive, Ali Oliver, says PE is changing, as schools across the country get set to take part in the week-long celebration of school sport.
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Youth Sport Trust launch search for new Chair to build a brighter future

Youth Sport Trust launch search for new Chair to build a brighter future

The Youth Sport Trust launches its search for a new Chair, following the decision by Baroness Sue Campbell to stand down in December 2017.
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Allianz partners with Youth Sport Trust for 'Dare to Believe' festivals

Allianz partners with Youth Sport Trust for 'Dare to Believe' festivals

Allianz and the Youth Sport Trust have partnered to deliver 20 ‘Dare to Believe’ Festivals, to tackle attitudes and perceptions to special needs and disability among young people.
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Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards take over Twickenham

Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards take over Twickenham

The Youth Sport Trust joined more than 100 inspirational students, teachers and Athlete Mentors to celebrate the Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards.
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BLOG: What could the election mean for young people?

BLOG: What could the election mean for young people?

With the election ahead and all three main party manifestos out, Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive, Alison Oliver, takes a look at what the latest pledges might mean for PE and school sport.
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FA partnership to bring football excitement to National School Sport Week

FA partnership to bring football excitement to National School Sport Week

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with The FA to bring the excitement and inspiration of UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 to young people this National School Sport Week.
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Youth Sport Trust Wins #BeAGameChanger Award for Girls Active Programme

Youth Sport Trust wins #BeAGameChanger Award for Girls Active programme

Girls Active won the most inspiring national initiative at the #BeAGameChanger Awards, at the Troxy in London.
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BLOG: Can we get back to young people having a sense of fun and enjoyment?

BLOG: Can we get back to young people having a sense of fun and enjoyment?

The solution to the declining mental health of young people often seems complicated and at times unattainable for schools, parents and young people. We need to simplify the message!
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