Hosting and colocation firm UKFast is continuing its ‘year of giving back’ by providing free gym access to young athletes on ‘The Road to Rio’.
UKFast has supported the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) for several years and is now offering free access to the extensive UKFast Campus gym facilities and equipment to help the foundation’s young athletes continue their progression.
Lawrence Jones, UKFast CEO, said: “The sports foundation is a cause that’s extremely close to my heart. We’re so proud to be helping young athletes to grow and develop and become champions, despite tough circumstances in their personal lives.
“We’re glad to be able to help, especially as we continue our mission to give back to the community more than ever in 2014.”
Diane Modahl, four-time Olympian and Commonwealth Champion, set up the foundation in 2010 to bring coaching and mentoring programmes to young people of all skill levels in the world of sport and beyond.
Modahl said: “This is a wonderful initiative and I am honoured and touched at the support UKFast have given us with this facility. I’m a longstanding admirer of this business and am delighted that our young people have access to a resource of this calibre, it will contribute greatly to their success.”
DMSF athlete 17-year-old Lamiko Thomas added: “This is a great opportunity for us to have free access to a brilliant gym. I’m also very lucky because it’s close to home. It also feels special because after the talk we had with Lawrence Jones, it’s an inspiring place to come to.
The medal-winning athletes train at the gym facility with coach Vicente Modahl several evenings a week, and many of them have set their sights on the Olympics. DMSF runner Aimee Wright is hoping to compete in the Rio Olympics, having already scooped numerous titles and recently being ranked the top runner in her division in the UK.
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