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The Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) is an exciting new development, inspired by London 2012 and unique to Derbyshire.
Its purpose is:
"To provide high quality support to Derbyshire’s emerging talented sports performers, enabling them to achieve greater national and international success and in so doing, to enhance the reputation of Derby and Derbyshire."
Derbyshire has of course produced many outstanding sportsmen and women who have achieved success at national, European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic levels and there are many others in the county, who are showing the same potential.
The Derbyshire Institute of Sport has been designed to help support this potential, to leave less to chance and to develop a conveyor belt of success in those sports which have a strong base in Derbyshire.
The three principal funding partners of the Derbyshire Institute of Sport are:
Derby City Council
Derbyshire County Council
University of Derby
Each of these partners have their own exciting plans for the development of sport and recreation and they have committed around £750,000 to the DIS and agreed to work together over the next three years to develop performance sport, as part of their wider commitment to "2012 and Beyond... The Plan for Sport in Derbyshire 2010-2015".
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