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Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS)

Jess Turner working in the gym

Former DIS athlete James Shaw (right) has progressed to cycle professionally for the Lotto Soudal team.

Helping the county's best emerging athletes

The Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) was set up by Derbyshire Sport alongside funding partners Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council and the University of Derby in April 2012 with the aim of helping the cream of Derbyshire's athletes reach the top.

It was set up in a bid to instill a legacy following the 2012 London Olympic Games and with a goal to provide high quality support to the county'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.

The programme, which has now celebrated its fifth anniversary, has continued to offer extensive support through expert coaching, bespoke strength and conditioning programmes, physiotherapy and nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Lewis White with his bronze medal.

Paralympic success for White

In 2016, the DIS was able to celebrate a first medal at Olympic or Paralympic level when teenage swimmer Lewis White, of Swadlincote, claimed a bronze medal in the 400m S9 category at the Paralympics in Rio.

The programme has also helped numerous athletes across a wide range of sports move onto a World Class Performance Programme or a professional team, from where they hope to secure more success for Derbyshire.

Successful graduates from the DIS programme include the likes of swimmers Molly Renshaw, Abbie Wood (see video below), Sarah Vasey and Imogen Clark, table tennis player Liam Pitchford and cyclist James Shaw.

Derbyshire Institute of Sport Ambassador Abbie Wood strikes 400 IM gold

Watch the Buxton swimmer claim a place on top of the podium at 2016 British Swimming Summer Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

A new direction

With the ongoing expansion of the programme and a new 20:20 Vision leading towards the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the Derbyshire Institute of Sport has now become established as an independent organisation run as a Community Interest Company (CIC).

The programme has also realigned to a new structure for the new Olympic and Paralympic cycles with athletes classified into bronze, silver, gold, world class podium potential and ambassador categories depending on their achievements and potential.

You can click to find out more about the DIS programme on its new website.

Chloe Maudsley

Chloe Maudsley

Head of Operations

Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS)

Address
University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.
Telephone
01332 593857
Website
http://www.derbyshireis.co.uk

DIS magazine

The Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine was produced by the Derbyshire Sport team biannually between November 2012 and March 2017.

You can read back issues online (most recent listed first) by clicking on the relevant magazine cover.

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue 11

March 2017

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue 10

October 2016

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue nine

March 2016

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue eight

October 2015

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue seven

February 2015

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue six

September 2014

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue five

March 2014

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue four

November 2013

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue three

August 2013

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue two

April 2013

Derbyshire Institute of Sport magazine - issue one

November 2012