YCDS Academy Director Spotlight - Natalia Postlethwaite



I believe everyone deserves to benefit from a broad range of educational opportunities, regardless of their socio-economic background, and therefore I launched YCDS academy as a fully inclusive & accessible education pathway for males & females from all ethnicities & backgrounds.


Evidence shows that taking part in physical activity can have a profound and positive impact on mental wellbeing. Creating an engaging educational programme that combines study with sport, I believe helps to instil a positive & long lasting relationship with sport and the health and social benefits associated with living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Working in partnership with schools, our collaborative venture, gives young people from the area access to life-shaping opportunities where they can belong, contribute & more importantly, thrive, and provides aspiring athletes with a starting point.


By bringing together opportunities in sport, education, employment & mental health, we are making a significant & positive impact on the lives of young people from the local community.


Natalia Postlethwaite

Director You Can Do Sports Academy