Expose young people in schools to high level coaching and instill focus, resilience, commitment and discipline through sport.
Break down barriers and create next level sporting opportunities in a safe community setting.
Training for a career in national and international sport.
Raise aspirations and introduce structured athletics training to those who have shown sporting potential.
DMSF was set up by Commonwealth Games gold medallist Diane Modahl and her husband Vicente Modahl. Diane represented Great Britain in four Olympic Games from 1988 – 2000 and her early experiences as a young person from a deprived community, inspired her to establish a youth foundation to help those most in need.
Strong evidence supports that sport encourages aspiration, improves health and fitness, and brings communities together. Yet despite this, far too few young people – particularly in deprived areas – have access to good sporting facilities, coaches and role models. More importantly many young people don’t have the confidence to put themselves forward in the first place.
At DMSF we utilise the power and disciplines of physical activity to give young people opportunities to enjoy sport, to challenge them and develop resilience, focus and commitment.
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HOURS OF SPORT EACH WEEK
We are determined to:
- Change lives. Since December 2010 the foundation has provided engaging and exciting activities that help young people achieve their potential. Through our programmes young people will make friends, join in and learn respect.
- Identify talent. We provide quality coaching, mentoring and support networks necessary to fulfill their sporting potential.
- Promote Healthy Lifestyles. A vital aspect of DMSF’s work is developing positive self-esteem and social integration leading to improved health and wellbeing.
DMSF is in the unique position of having an Olympic coach as part of the coaching team. Vicente Modahl has an impressive background of coaching athletes to success in major Championships – he has coached 23 Olympians and is hopeful that the 24th will come from DMSF.
DIANE MODAHL SPORTS FOUNDATION
The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) is a registered charity which works with young people from disadvantaged areas across the North West, enabling them to make the most of themselves in sport, school and life.
Registered Charity No. 1150767
Diane Modahl Sports Foundation
The National Squash Centre & Regional Arena, Rowlsey Street
Manchester, M11 3FF