From competing at the Olympic Games to delivering a world-class event celebrating the best Manchester has to offer, it’s been an amazing 12-months:

We are currently running Empowered Minds Programmes across three high schools – Cedar Mount Academy, Trinity Church of England High School, and Barlow RC High School.

We have launched our first Primary Empowered Minds Programme in Rushbrook Academy.

We are currently running three sessions a week (two junior and one senior) at Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse.

We run our weekly Youth Club out of Cedar Mount Academy where we have an average of 110 young people attending per session, and our after school rugby session is back up-and-running at Cedar Mount Academy.

It is a privilege for all of us to represent young people in the way that we do, and it is a particular privilege for me to lead such a passionate management team and coaches with the support of a positive and engaged Board.

Diane Modahl

CEO and co-Founder, Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

To hear first-hand the impact these sessions have on our young people, click on the video link (below).

In a challenging and uncertain year, we came out fighting and we have continued to make strong progress towards sustaining the organisation, empowering potential and taking the chance out of success and making it a choice for all young people. We  do a remarkable job in very trying circumstances and as a result, I have to say our impact is both impressive and exciting.

Wishing you all happy holidays, stay safe, be kind and I look forward to all of us getting back on track in 2022. Only 93 days until the DMSF Games! Look out for more on this in the New Year.

Thank you to Team DMSF: our coaches, our volunteers, Sports Leaders, Ambassadors, Partners and our board, without them we simply couldn’t do what we do.

John Russell

Chair, Diane Modahl Sports Foundation