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.

National children’s charity supports over 750,000 children to be fit for life

National children’s charity supports over 750,000 children to be fit for life

More than 750,000 young people have been engaged in programmes designed to improve their life chances through the work of the Youth Sport Trust.
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BLOG: Secondary PE - time to step up and be counted?

BLOG: Secondary PE - time to step up and be counted?

Following our research in to secondary PE provision, YST's Will Swaithes blogs on his fears that if we don’t act in a coordinated and collaborative bid to save PE, it may be lost for good.
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BLOG: Giving young people with SEND a voice

As we start a new school term, this blog focuses on the importance of including all young people in decision making, and the key questions Governors and Trustees should be asking to ensure true diversity of thought in our schools.
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BLOG: Let's make history and bring about a PE evolution

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, blogs about the charity's new research into PE provision in secondary schools.
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Research finds whistle being blown on secondary PE

Time on the curriculum for Physical Education is being squeezed, new research from a leading children’s charity shows.
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Schools will always have a huge role to play in ensuring pupils fit to learn

The Youth Sport Trust has responded to a study released today on the effectiveness of a childhood obesity programme delivered through schools.
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Why we must all support children to believe that their best version of themselves is good enough

Head of Wellbeing at Youth Sport Trust, Chris Wright, discusses the impact of social media on young people as part of Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week
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Girls Active 2017 winner from Slated Row School peer mentors the primary school GLAMs at Stepping Up for Change

Girls 'Step Up for Change' at Aylesbury launch event

A new programme which will encourage 14 to 18-year-olds to inspire and guide younger, primary-aged girls to love PE, sport and physical activity and set them up for future healthy and happy lives has launched in Aylesbury today.
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Outreach programme supports over 10,000 young people

Youth Sport Trust, the national children’s charity, worked with Northamptonshire County Council to deliver the programme PE2020 Active Healthy Minds to students.
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'Children need to move more' - says Youth Sport Trust in response to new data

Chris Wright, Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, responds to the recent data from the ONS on children's engagement with the outdoors and sports activities.
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Hillingdon outreach project receives almost £50,000 cash boost

An outreach programme set up by a national children’s charity to support young, disadvantaged girls in Hillingdon has received a £47,286 grant from Heathrow Community Fund.
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BLOG: ‘Why we approach PE and sport as a lifestyle choice at our school’

Swim a mile, help lead a primary club, write up a match report for a sporting event; these are three of the 52 things that are on King Alfred Academy’s bucket list for students.
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