A message from our CEO

This isn’t business as usual, and it’s a time of great stress and uncertainty. It’s also a moment in time when the work we’re doing is its most critical.

My time and thinking is now wholly focused on COVID-19 and on how DMSF can restart, recover and best play its role to ensure the mental health needs of our young people, staff and supporters is met. My team and I want you to know DMSF will continue to do its part, and we won’t stop looking for new opportunities to ensure the most vulnerable in society are supported.

Taking the chance out of success for our young people, and making it a choice

We need YOUR help

Our response to COVID19 will define a generation. Please donate and help us to support the most vulnerable children and young people in our care so that they can cope with today and prepare for tomorrow.

Every penny that you give will go straight to initiatives that support those families most in need in the community.

“It’s like family really, it’s like home”
Hasan Uddin DMSF Young Person & Sports Leader

It’s official, we’re off to Tokyo!

We’re beaming with pride and thrilled to announce that our very own Aimee Pratt has secured Olympic qualification and selection, and will be heading to Tokyo to compete for GB at the 2020 Summer Olympics later this month. 

Aimee started with the Foundation age 13 and has been coached by DMSF coach Vicente Modahl as she progressed through our sport performance pathway. 

I’m very happy to have qualified for my first Olympic Games and incredibly grateful to my team for their support.

Aimee Pratt

DMSF alumni, Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

Finally we can focus on real progression and not keep chasing the Olympic QF time. Now it’s time to improve the sessions and prepare for the Olympic Final.

Vicente Modahl

co-Founder and Olympic Coach, Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

Click here to watch ITV news coverage of Aimee’s Olympic journey.

DMSF reponds to Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report

In setting out its vision, and driven by its values of acting with integrity, providing opportunities and instilling resilience, the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) was clear that there was an urgency to playing its part in dismantling systemic and institutional racism. This is an issue which is widely acknowledged as deeply harmful, and acutely felt by people from a black or ethnic background living in the UK. 

In contrast, a government commissioned report released on 31 March 2021 challenged the very existence of such systemic and institutional racism in the UK… You can read our official response here.

Support us 

A little goes a long way but we need your help to do more. For most charities, times have been extremely tough during lockdown and during these uncertain times too many young people are feeling increasingly desperate.

Now that we’re returning to deliver our much-needed community provision we need your help so that we can safely support our young people, and start to rebuild their mental wellbeing and confidence.

We’re calling on all our supporters get behind us and help give our fundraising a BIG push. From event sponsorship to community projects there’s something to suit every budget. Your donation will help us to turn barriers into opportunities….

Our Partners

DMSF is focusing its support around giving to those in the most critical need and supporting our young people is of the utmost priority. To this end we’re working hard with our partners and the local community to coordinate support for our young people, but we need YOUR HELP to do more. Click here to read how we’re coordinating our efforts with KIND and Whitworths.

Olympic qualification secured

It's official, after achieving an Olympic qualifying time on May 27 AND securing second place at the Müller British Championships this weekend (Saturday 26 June), our very own Aimee Pratt is going to Tokyo! After an extremely challenging 18-months with Covid-19...

Young volunteer success

At DMSF we are extremely proud of our team of volunteers who jump at the opportunity to support our programme of internal and external events. We received outstanding feedback from both athletes and supporters at the Manchester Invitational, held at Sportcity on May...

The fasting athlete

Eid Mubarak! We sat down with DMSF athlete and Youth Wellbeing Group member, Tommy Oladiti, to talk all things fitness and nutrition during Ramadan and the lessons he’s learned through the challenges it presents. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and...

Apprenticeship success

Following in the footsteps of our very own coach Aimee Wallace, this month Apprentice Coach Django Back has successfully completed his 18-month apprenticeship with Coach Core Manchester, passing with Distinction. His work-based apprenticeship has seen him combine his...

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DMSF Digital Ambassador

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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 number 1150767 in England and Wales
Registered company number 07211650
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