FREE EVENT FOR 12-21 YEAR OLDS @THE FACTORY YOUTH ZONE
The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) Hub Festival opens its doors once again at 12 noon on Saturday 26th November at The Factory Youth Zone in Harpurhey, Manchester.
Olympian and DMSF Hub Project Manager, Bex Wilson, originally launched the scheme earlier in the year and is keen to offer the free afternoon of activities to local kids once again.
Bex explains: “Our pilot day in June was a great success and we’re hoping to replicate or even better the turn-out with our 2nd festival.
“The day will include a wide range of sport and social activities for young people to get involved in, including food and music plus a wide range of sports from dance, basketball, dodgeball to climbing – with loads of prizes up for grabs!”
The DMSF is a registered charity, set up by former Olympian Diane Modahl, to give young people across Greater Manchester access to world class coaching and coaches, who support, mentor and provide opportunities through sport, education and employability programmes. The foundation’s ethos is to give young people a sense of purpose, through and beyond sport.
The DMSF partner with schools, sporting and community venues across North, Central and South Manchester, focusing on disadvantaged areas giving young people access to opportunities they may never have been offered previously by fostering aspiration, breaking down barriers and developing potential.
Bex continued: “We want to host a regular event for local youngsters and give them something different to try. It’s not a day all about sport, but a day to get together with your mates, have a laugh, and try out the sports on offer if you want to.
“We’re keen to provide an alternative to hanging round on the streets and maybe we’ll find a gem of a dodgeball player we can encourage to join us on the track. The kids at DMSF often haven’t been given the chance to try new activities, and the DMSF Hub Festival is the perfect opportunity to get together with like-minded people and ultimately have a great day and maybe find their inner dancer or basketball pro and win a few prizes!”
The DMSF Hub Festival will take place from 12-4pm on Saturday 26th November at The Factory Youth Zone, 931 Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, Manchester M9 8AD
For more information via Twitter @DMSF_HUB #HubFest