Young People

We are passionate about providing positive pathways for young people to be involved in sport and education to achieve their personal goals. Our programmes aim to inspire and motivate them to achieve and maximise their potential, whilst celebrating success and personal achievements along the way.

There is also much that DMSF can do to support the wellbeing of children and young people, and supporting their mental health during periods of disruption is key; regular exercise through sport, for example, can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more.

For the next few months DMSF will focus 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 delivering a programme of remote training sessions, live streaming initiatives, 1:1 counselling over the phone and online, an online mentoring service and providing nutrition to the young people on our programmes via our ‘Fit & Fed’ campaign.

Keep in touch

There are lots of ways to keep in touch with DMSF. You can connect with us on our social media channels and we’re running regular sessions on our Instagram page (@DMSF_UK) – see our diary dates below. Remember, if things at home are getting difficult, we can help. You can also read our Top Tips for more help and advice (with thanks to Childline).

Keep fit

DMSF is proud to work with A number of Athlete Ambassadors who are are specially selected by us based on their athletic achievements, contribution to sport and personal desire to give back. Together we provide support and advice to our young people and we are proud to have the support of Athlete Ambassadors such as Kelly Massey, Lamin Dean, Lyndon Arthur, Lerone Murphy and Abigail Irozoru. 


Here’s a shout out from Jess Taylor-Jemmnet, GB Heptathlete & DMSF Ambassador.

“Fancy a challenge … Give it a go!”

  1. Hurdles at home – do as many as you can before you knock off the mop/brush
  2. Stair plyos – 3 sets of 5 each
  3. What you need

Big thanks Jess, PROUD to have you on our team. ?????

Have you got a challenge for our young people? Email it to Johanna.

Training with Bex

Bex Wilson is a key member of staff at the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation.

As our Programme Manager she does great work with our young people, both in our schools and at our community sessions (before the Coronavarius pandemic). Before joining DMSF, Bex was part of the 2014 Team GB Bobsleigh team at the Winter Olympics in Sochi after becoming World Junior Champion in 2010.

Alongside this, Bex achieved the award for British Olympic Association (BOA) Athlete of the Year in 2011.

She was also the first ever World Academy of Sport winner (WAoS) in 2019, winning the International Award for Excellence in Sports Education at the MCR Sports Awards for her work in upskilling young people, diversifying the delivery of sport and education, and youth crime reduction initiatives through her role at DMSF.

Over the next few weeks Bex will be using her skills to create home exercise videos giving clear, simple advice to all those who are supporting children and young people, and to the young people themselves.

Top tips to cope during lockdown

Remember, if things at home are getting difficult, we can help.

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
© 2019 Diane Modahl Sports Foundation