• E16 - Why the best players sometimes don't make it...
    by Loughborough University on 29th June 2020

    Host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by Loughborough University’s Richard Allen (Director of Football) and Jamie Taylor (Performance Rugby Coach) to discuss talent identification in sport and how professional clubs can do better to support player development. 

  • Episode 17 - Interview with Nigel Huddleston MP
    by Youth Sport Trust on 17th June 2020

    In this episode YST's CEO Ali Oliver interviews MP Nigel Huddleston, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage), to get the government's view on the future of PE and sport at this critical time.Topics also include the School Sport and Activity Action Plan, the PE and Sport Premium and YST's upcoming National School Sport Week at Home campaign which starts on Saturday 20 June.If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. You might also know someone impacted by the COVID-19 situation who might benefit from our range of free to download home resources. Take a look on our website for more info.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E15 - As athletes begin to return to training – what should practitioners be doing?
    by Loughborough University on 16th June 2020

    Regular hosts Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) and Dr Martin Lindley (Senior Lecturer and Director of Biosciences) are joined by Loughborough University’s Head of Strength and Conditioning Chris Wright, and fellow coaches Adam Whitney and Stephen Breisner to discuss how support teams now have the difficult task of managing workloads and helping ensure the transition back to the ‘norm’ runs as smoothly as possible.  

  • Episode 16 - COVID-19 special: the Future of PE and Sport (part 3)
    by Youth Sport Trust on 4th June 2020

    In this episode we host the latest in our series of roundtable discussions focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on PE and sport. In this edition, host Keith Daniell and Youth Sport Trust CEO Ali Oliver are joined by Tim Hollingsworth (Sport England), Baroness Sue Campbell (FA), Steve Grainger (RFU) and Huw Edwards (ukactive).If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. You might also know someone impacted by the COVID-19 situation who might benefit from our range of free to download home resources. Take a look on our website for more info.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E14 - How can dietary nitrates improve elite level athlete performance?
    by Loughborough University on 28th May 2020

    Guest host Dr Martin Lindley, Senior Lecturer and Director of Biosciences, is joined by Dr Stephen Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead), as a number of topics, including the potential benefits of supplementation, are discussed. 

  • Episode 15 - COVID-19 special: the Future of PE and Sport (part 2)
    by Youth Sport Trust on 21st May 2020

    In this episode we host the latest in our series of roundtable discussions focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on PE and sport. In this two-part edition, host Keith Daniell and Youth Sport Trust CEO Ali Oliver are first joined by headteacher Kathryn Harper-Quinn, practicing GP Dr William Bird, as well as ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton. In part-two (starting at 42:30), Keith and Ali welcome Matt Bowler, a school PE Director, along with Jess Byrne, who offers a unique insight into the world of PE at her school in Suzhou, China, where many young people have already begun to return to lessons. If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from.  You might also know someone impacted by the COVID-19 situation who might benefit from our range of free to download home resources. Take a look on our website for more info.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E13 - What role does community sport play in tackling serious youth violence?
    by Loughborough University on 15th May 2020

    With youth violence continuing to be a serious issue in UK society, this week’s Experts in Sport’ podcast looks at the role sport can play in supporting those at risk. Host Martin Foster is joined by Loughborough University’s Dr Carolynne Mason, Lecturer in Sport Management, from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and Graham Helm, National Doorstep Sport Advisor for StreetGames, a national charity that helps bring sport to disadvantaged communities.

  • Episode 14 - COVID-19 special: the Future of PE and Sport
    by Youth Sport Trust on 7th May 2020

    In this special episode, guest hosted by former ITV and Channel Four news presenter Keith Daniell, we host a roundtable discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on PE and sport. Ali Oliver, Lisa Fathers and Liz Durden-Myers discuss the possible scenarios for children's physical development, literacy and overall wellbeing.If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from.You might also know someone impacted by the COVID-19 situation who might benefit from our range of free to download home resources. Take a look on our website for more info.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E12 - Can supplements boost your immune system?
    by Loughborough University on 5th May 2020

    Host Martin Foster is joined by regular contributor Dr Martin Lindley, Senior Lecturer and Director of Biosciences within the University’s School of Sport, Health and Exercises Sciences, and Mike Gleeson, Professor of Exercise Biochemistry, to discuss what role – if any – supplements can play for both the general population and elite level athletes.

  • YST Podcast Update - May 2020
    by Youth Sport Trust on 30th April 2020

    Another short update from the YST Podcast Team.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E11 - Exercise, immune defence and illness in elite athletes
    by Loughborough University on 27th April 2020

    With competition across the globe currently on pause, attention within sport has turned to maintaining athlete health and well-being. In this week’s Experts in Sport podcast, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by the University’s Lettie Bishop, Professor of Exercise Immunology, and Dr Martin Lindley, Senior Lecturer and Director of Biosciences within the School of Sport, Health and Exercises Sciences.The panel discuss exercise, immune defence and illness in elite athletes, training volume and intensity and its potential impact on immune function, with the experts concluding with advice to elite athletes regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.

  • YST Podcast Update - April 2020
    by Youth Sport Trust on 20th April 2020

    Another short update from the YST Podcast Team.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Episode 13 - Active Across Ages
    by Youth Sport Trust on 30th March 2020

    In this episode we host a roundtable discussion about the lessons learned during YST's Active Across Ages pilot, an intergenerational project which involves a range of schools working with older people's settings.If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next scheduled episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 27 April after the Easter break.You might also be interested in joining our YST Podcast Club! Simply click here and then follow the instructions on screen: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcastSupport the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • YST Podcast Update - March 2020
    by Youth Sport Trust on 19th March 2020

    A short message from the team behind the YST Podcast addressing the current situation across the UK and around the world.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Episode 12 - Jon Smedley
    by Youth Sport Trust on 16th March 2020

    In this episode we speak to Jon Smedley, a former primary school teacher who has since become the co-founder of Teach Active, helping schools deliver maths and English through physical activity.If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 16 March.You might also be interested in joining our YST Podcast Club! Simply click here and then follow the instructions on screen: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcastSupport the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Punch Like a Girl
    by Andy Morgan on 4th March 2020

    We chat about a project that has got more women coaching and participating in the traditionally male dominated world of boxing.Punch Like a Girl breaks new ground - https://www.englandboxing.org/news_articles/punch-like-a-girl-breaks-new-ground/GuestsDebra Cummins – Children and Young People lead at Yorkshire Sport FoundationAshleigh Hurrell – Club Support Officer at England BoxingDennis Robbins - CEO at The Hunslet ClubKellie - Coach at the Hunslet ClubHostAndy Morgan - Media Manager at Yorkshire Sport Foundation

  • PE, School Sport and Physical Activity - Spring 2020
    by Andy Morgan on 2nd March 2020

    The termly look at all things PE and School Sport in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.We talk about the Yorkshire Primary PE Sport Premium Awards, including hearing from one of the 2019 winners.  We also turn the spotlight on the Active Lives Children and Young People results.Introduction – PE conferences and School Games8:55 – Dan Bright, PE Coordinator at Green Lane Primary Academy30:53 – How to get involved in the Yorkshire Primary PE Awards40:30 – How active are young people in England?GuestsCharlotte Ellis – PE and School Sport Development Officer at Yorkshire Sport FoundationDan Bright – PE Coordinator at Garforth Primary AcademyEmma Gooch – Data and Insight Manager at Yorkshire Sport FoundationHostAndy Morgan - Media Manager at Yorkshire Sport Foundation

  • Episode 11 - YST Conference Special
    by Youth Sport Trust on 2nd March 2020

    In this episode we go behind the scenes at YST's 25th Anniversary Conference. Guest hosted by members of our Youth Board, we hear from a range of the event's headline speakers, including Terence Mauri, Ed Kirwan, Rachel Musson, Professor Rosie Meek, Andy Burnham and Will Bayley.If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 16 March.You might also be interested in joining our YST Podcast Club! Simply click here and then follow the instructions on screen: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcastSupport the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E10 - Has concussion in sport hit crisis point?
    by Loughborough University on 25th February 2020

    Host Martin Foster is joined by Dr Dominic Malcolm, Reader in Sociology of Sport, and Kerry Glendon, a physiotherapist for Loughborough Sport to discuss concussions in sport.

  • Episode 10 - Ed Kirwan
    by Youth Sport Trust on 17th February 2020

    In this episode we speak to Ed Kirwan, a former science teacher who has since become the founder of Empathy Week: https://www.empathy-week.com/We are also delighted to be welcoming Ed to the annual YST Conference taking place on 27 February 2020. For more information please visit: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-conference If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 02 March and will be a Conference special.You might also be interested in joining our YST Podcast Club! Simply click here and then follow the instructions on screen: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcastSupport the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Episode 9 - LGBT+ in PE and Sport
    by Youth Sport Trust on 3rd February 2020

    In this episode we host a roundtable discussion featuring Jamie Hooper, Leo West and Lisa Vine, who talk about their experiences of LGBT people in PE and sport. This coincides with LGBT History Month which started on Saturday 01 February. Apologies for the slight sound issues during the introductions.Follow on Twitter: Jamie Hooper @just_jamie1990Lisa Vine @LisaVineLGBTSport England @Sport_EnglandStonewall @StonewallukIf you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 17 February.You might also be interested in joining our YST Podcast Club! Simply click here and then follow the instructions on screen: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcastSupport the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E9 - What is Strength?
    by Loughborough University on 29th January 2020

    Host Martin Foster is joined by Professor Jonathan Folland and Dr Richard Blagrove to discuss strength, how you build it and what methods are best for your fitness goals.

  • Episode 8 - Marie Hunter
    by Youth Sport Trust on 20th January 2020

    In this episode we talk to Headteacher Ambassador Marie Hunter about how an English teacher became a self-confessed PE and school sport fanatic. Whether you're a student teacher, somebody already in teaching, or a coach, this is one not to miss.If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 03 February.You might also be interested in joining our YST Podcast Club! Simply click here and then follow the instructions on screen: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcastSupport the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E8 - Does sponsorship in sport have an unhealthy relationship with junk food?
    by Loughborough University on 9th January 2020

    To kick off 2020, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by Joe Piggin, senior lecturer in Sport Management, to discuss junk food sponsorship in sport and its potential impact on wider society.

  • Episode 17 - General Election Special: Part 6
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 19th December 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).The Brexit is back! The Alliance's Parliamentary Policy Officer, Ryan McCullough (@RyMcCullough21) joins us one final time to look back at the General Election and how we will be helping the sector to move forward with the new Conservative government.We discuss Brexit, the Spending Review and the Conservatives manifesto. Head here for more information on the Alliance's Brexit Guidance.

  • Episode 16 - The Power of Volunteers!
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 15th December 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).With BBC Sports Personality of the Year celebrating our wonderful volunteers this weekend, we take a look at why these unsung heroes are so important across the sport and recreation sector.We are joined by Sarah Webber, Outdoor and Adventure Project Co-ordinator at Girlguiding (@Girlguiding) and Chantel Scherer, Director of Marketing, Communications and Member Engagement at the Alliance (@ChantelScherer).As an organisation with over 400,000 members, Girlguiding relies on an intricate network of supporters and volunteers. Sarah discusses their value and how they are kept engaged with central office.We then take a look at the #BigThankYou campaign which accompanies Sports Personality of the Year and provides the platform for our community to share their stories and highlight their volunteering heroes who keep sport and recreation running.Further Reading:Volunteer Finder - https://doit.life/sport-and-recreationRecruit, Retain and Reward Volunteers – https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/volunteering-recruit-and-retainGIVERS research on value of volunteers - https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/volunteering-introducing-giversBecome a volunteer with Girlguiding – https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/

  • Episode 15 - General Election Special: Part 5
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 12th December 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).It is polling day for the 2019 general election! The Alliance's Parliamentary Policy Officer, Ryan McCullough (@RyMcCullough21) recaps what could lie ahead once the votes have been counted and recaps what was in each of the three major political parties manifestos for sport and recreation.

  • E7 - Athlete development and injuries
    by Loughborough University on 11th December 2019

    Loughborough University’s Al Stewart, Head of Performance Support / Strength & Conditioning Lead at the new National Tennis Academy, is joined by Enda King, Head of Performance Rehabilitation at SSC Sports Medicine, Dublin, to talk about the importance of athlete development and how to work with individuals going through injury. 

  • Episode 7 - Emily Reynolds
    by Youth Sport Trust on 9th December 2019

    In this episode we talk to YST's recently appointed National Programmes Director Emily Reynolds around the subjects of play, sport for all and leadership. We also touch on the recent #ReframeCompetition campaign.If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 20 January.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Episode 14 - General Election Special: Part 4
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 5th December 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).This episode was recorded live at the Kia Oval following the general election hustings event on 4 December. We are joined by the Alliance's Parliamentary Policy Officer, Ryan McCullough (@RyMcCullough21) to review what was discussed as the physical activity sector put the three main political parties on the spot.