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: 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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The Youth Sport Trust responds to State of Child Health report

Youth Sport Trust responds to the Health & Education Select Committees

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed the joint report on children and young people’s mental health, but encourages the Government to look more towards preventative measures, rather than cures.
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Want to change the future of secondary PE?

Does your secondary PE offer need a facelift to be more meaningful and relevant to students and senior leaders? Do you want to debate and inform on future policy around secondary PE? If so, this road show is for you!
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2017 School Games tickets on sale now

2017 School Games tickets on sale now

The 2017 School Games are coming! This amazing multi-sport event showcasing the most talented school-age athletes will take place at Loughborough University 31 August-3 September 2017.
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Local programmes to benefit from Virgin Sport and Youth Sport Trust

Local programmes to benefit from Virgin Sport and Youth Sport Trust

Young people will benefit from the impact of three Festivals of Fitness through support of local programmes and initiatives that use sport and physical activity to create positive social change.
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ESPO and Youth Sport Trust announce Active Schools Partnership

ESPO and Youth Sport Trust announce Active Schools Partnership

The Youth Sport Trust and ESPO have announced an Active Schools Partnership, through which they will be championing the benefits of being an active school.
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Support for physical activity in young people continues

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to confirm continued support for young people to get more physically active.
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Youth Sport Trust continues partnership with Maths of The Day

Youth Sport Trust has continued their partnership with online resource Maths of the Day for a third consecutive year to promote the importance of active learning and cross-curricular opportunities.
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Girls Active Camp sets to inspire next generation of girls to lead change

Girls Active Camp sets to inspire next generation of girls to lead change

The Girls Active Camp aims to inspire a new host of teenage girls to become role models within schools, helping them to shape how they could make PE and physical activity more appealing to peers.
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YST welcomes Sport and Recreation Alliance focus on young people

YST welcomes Sport and Recreation Alliance focus on young people

One of four objectives focuses on youth sport within the overall mission to “create a vibrant sport and recreation sector which is fit for the future”.
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Play Unified celebrates successful first year in UK schools

Play Unified celebrates successful first year in UK schools

Play Unified, a global movement aimed at ending intolerance towards young people with intellectual disabilities, hosts an event at the House of Lords recognising a successful first year in UK schools.
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Paralympic champion Tai claims BEDSA prize

Paralympic champion Tai claims BEDSA prize

Paralympic swimming champion Alice Tai has won the Youth Sport Trust Young Sportsperson of the Year award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.
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