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.

BLOG: PE and physical activity can change the narrative for mental health

BLOG: PE and physical activity can change the narrative for mental health

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver responds to the Government's release of their recent green paper on young people's mental health.
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New pilot hopes to transform children's coaching

Introducing child centred training for children’s coaches in the school sport environment is the vision behind a new programme led by a children’s charity and UK Coaching.
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YST forms new partnership with Schools, Students & Teachers Network

YST forms new partnership with Schools, Students & Teachers Network

We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership between the Youth Sport Trust (YST) and the Schools, Students & Teachers Network (SSAT).
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Programme rolled out to get girls active in Northern Ireland

Getting more teenage girls active is the aim of a programme to be rolled out across parts of Northern Ireland following a successful four-month pilot with nearly 1,500 girls and 10 schools in the country.
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BLOG: Why we need to ensure all girls have a sporting start in life

Ali Oliver discusses the barriers that girls are facing in physical activity and sport - following recent research through the Girls Active programme - and how YST will stop girls from missing out.
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New app launches to help teachers get primary school children active for life

A new digital app designed to equip primary school teachers with better skills to improve children’s movement and help them to become active for life has been launched.
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New research confirms physical activity's benefits to mental wellbeing - YST response

New research confirms physical activity's benefits to mental wellbeing - YST response

Mental health charity Mind has today released new research, billed as the biggest of its kind, which confirms the benefits of physical activity to mental wellbeing.
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Survey shows large gender gap in attitudes to physical activity for teenagers

Survey shows large gender gap in attitudes to physical activity for teenagers

Data released today by Women in Sport and the Youth Sport Trust shows a shocking gender divide in attitudes towards physical activity for secondary school aged children.
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Jonnie Peacock opens inclusive playground at Sheffield school

Paralympic Champion Jonnie Peacock opens inclusive playground

Sheffield pupils win Sainsbury’s funded £50,000 playground makeover through Active Kids Paralympic Challenge.
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Youth Sport Trust appoints new chair

Youth Sport Trust appoints new chair

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce that leading businessman Neil Davidson CBE has been appointed its new chair.
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Active in Mind project launches

National mental and physical health initiative launched in schools

A new national initiative led by youth sport charity the Youth Sport Trust to improve the physical, social and mental wellbeing of secondary school children will be piloted in 25 schools across the country.
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DfE update on Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

DfE update on Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

Youth Sport Trust welcomes opening of bidding round for the £100 million fund.
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