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DMSF was set up by Commonwealth Games gold medallist Diane Modahl, who represented Great Britain in four Olympic Games from 1988 – 2000. Her early experiences as a young person from a deprived community, inspired her to establish a youth foundation to help those most in need.
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Utilise the power and disciplines of physical activity

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.

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.

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