Our Youth Board

YST Our Youth Board
Positioned at the heart of our organisation, our Youth Board represents and communicates the views of all young people to inform and enhance our work.

Our Youth Board aims to give a voice to young people from every corner of society. It has three main areas of responsibility:

  • Advisory - advise on the direction of our work and how to best engage with young people

  • Development - establish a youth-led fundraising strategy, generating income for the Youth Board to direct

  • Communications - showcase the work of the Youth Sport Trust through social media and represent us in the media.

We are a group of young people who believe sport has the power to change lives. We have our own journeys to share and personal missions on the board. Despite the fact we are all very different, we are held together by our collective mission:

‘To represent and communicate the views of all young people, to inform and enhance the work of the Youth Sport Trust. We aim to represent and provide a voice for young people from every corner of society.’

The YST Youth Board

Introducing the Youth Board:

Lauren Asquith

Youth Board Chair


Full time Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager with Derby Community Trust. A mentor, role model and leader who believes sport remains unfiltered, it speaks a universal language and has the power to break down any barriers.


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Lipa Nessa



Is going to change the world with a hijab on her head and a ball at her feet. Find her on @sheisoffside bringing under represented conversation to life.


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Jemima Browning

North Yorkshire


Ambassador for the benefits and impact inclusion can have on a whole community using sport as a platform. On a mission to achieve an #inclusionrevolution and #leavenoonebehind.


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Keziah Gilbert



Was a School Games Organiser (SGO) now studying to be a primary education teacher with a real passion for school sport.


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Jess Lonnen



A previous YST Young Event Host, our youngest member of the Youth Board and still at school an activist for youth led approach to change.


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Kieran Matthews



Founder and Head Coach of Titans Basketball Club and Dad of two young boys, achieving success by using sport as an intervention for community engagement and education as an alternative lifestyle to crime.


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Charlie Williams



As someone with cerebral palsy and a very keen sportsman he will bring great insight into what is the best way to encourage young people into disability sport.


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Elodie Fleet



Sport has played a huge part in overcoming personal crippling mental health. Ambitious to improve as many other young lives as possible using sport to reduce the pressures in life. 


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Dylan Conti



Wants to encourage young people to be physically active and create great careers in the sector through CIMSPA (The chartered institute for the management of sport and physical activity). Dylan sits on their Youth Board.


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Lauren Holloway



Was YST Development Co-ordinator for young volunteers in Wales before moving back to her passion for coaching rugby to young people from deprived communities. Has seen first-hand the impact that sport can have on young peoples lives to their sense of belonging.


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