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 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.

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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Youth Sport Trust welcome Dell EMC as new partner

Youth Sport Trust welcome Dell EMC as new partner

The Youth Sport Trust has partnered with global technology company Dell EMC for a yearlong campaign that will see the tech giant become the charity’s first School Communications Partner.
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Youth Sport Trust ‘TeamUp’ with three national sports to transform women’s sport

Youth Sport Trust ‘TeamUp’ with three national sports to transform women’s sport

As the start of Women’s Sport Week gets underway, the Youth Sport Trust announces a new partnership with The England and Wales Cricket Board, England Hockey and England Netball to launch TeamUp.
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Ellie Downie wins Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominations open for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016

After an incredible year of sport, you now have the chance to nominate your Young Sports Personality of the Year.
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Riders gear up for cycle challenge

Riders take on cycle challenge

A group of riders, including Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Alison Oliver, took part in a cycle challenge that saw them ride a previous stage of the Tour de France route in London.
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School Games alumni dominate in Rio

School Games alumni dominate in Rio

The School Games multi-sport event has become a breeding ground for Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.
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Schools win a trip to Rio and playground makeover

Schools win a trip to Rio and playground makeover

Woodlea Junior School and Phillimore Primary School have both won top prizes through the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Paralympic Challenge.
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