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

We are recruiting!

DMSF are seeking experienced, highly motivated and skilled coaches wanting to make a positive difference to the lives of young people through sport and education.

This is an exciting opportunity for coaches to work at the heart of a charitable organisation, dedicated to creating opportunities for children and young people to shine through participation in sport and education. 

We are looking for individuals who are comfortable and competent in multisport delivery. Our coaches plan and deliver sessions across a variety of sports to young people aged between 7 and 21. We need passionate individuals who understand the importance of physical activity and engagement who will focus on maximum participation and providing appropriate challenge for our young people.

For more information read the attached job specification. The closing date is 22 October 2021.

Image (from left): Kadeena Cox MBE, Gary Neville

City of Champions Gala Fundraiser returns to honour Manchester’s heroes

Manchester’s most inspirational sporting and cultural icons have once more been recognised and celebrated at a star-studded City of Champions gala fundraising event at Bull and Bear within the city’s Stock Exchange Hotel.

The City of Champions gala dinner is an annual event organised by DMSF, acknowledging the success of local people in the areas of sport, education and business, and especially those who are inspiring the next generation of champions.

Returning to Manchester’s bustling events schedule after an enforced break in 2020, the event once more welcomed two of the city’s most influential and successful sporting and business stars into the City of Champions Hall of Fame. Previous inductees have included British boxing legend Ricky Hatton MBE, and former England women’s football captain Stephanie Houghton MBE…..

We’re sorry that some of you can’t be with us at our flagship fundraiser to celebrate and recognise the sporting and business achievements of the City of Champions Hall of Fame inductees, including award winning serial social entrepreneur and green tech innovator, Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE, and English football coach and former player, Gary Neville.

However, you can still take part and help DMSF raise vital funds in our City of Champions silent auction.

Simply scan the QR code (left) or visit https://lnkd.in/dYSqrYvQ and have a look at the exciting experiences including a ‘Five car supercar’ experience, ‘Majestic dining for up to 12 at Fortnum & Mason’, and an exclusive Tokyo 2020 Olympic Limited Edition phone. …official!

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.

City of Champions Gala Fundraiser returns to honour Manchester’s heroes

Manchester’s most inspirational sporting and cultural icons have once more been recognised and celebrated at a star-studded City of Champions gala fundraising event at Bull and Bear within the city’s Stock Exchange Hotel The City of Champions gala dinner is an annual...

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...

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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
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