DIS 20:20 Vision
Athletes and coaches on the DIS programme at the DIS' 20:20 Vision launch.
20 athletes and 20 coaches from Derbyshire to become world class by 2020
The Derbyshire Institute of Sport 20:20 Vision was launched with the help of Olympic champion Adam Peaty and Paralympic bronze medallist Lewis White at Derby's Silk Mill Museum on October 12 2016 (see pictures below).
The aim of the programme is to enable the top 20 athletes and 20 coaches from Derbyshire to become world class in their respective sports by 2020.
The DIS was initially set up following the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games as a bid to create a lasting legacy in Derbyshire – and the 20:20 vision is a step up in ambition for the programme after swift progress in its first four years.
For athletes, it provides extensive backing for those bidding to get onto a world class programme through expert coaching, bespoke strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and nutritional and lifestyle advice.
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Coaches and staff, meanwhile, are given support in their continued professional development through regular courses and monthly coach forum meetings where insight and best practice is shared.
Aside from teenager White, other DIS athletes to appear in Rio were table tennis player Liam Pitchford, who played in the individual and team events for Great Britain, and swimmer Molly Renshaw, who finished sixth in the 200m breaststroke final.
A host of others on the programme are already eyeing the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, including the athletics trio of European Youth Championships bronze medallist Niamh Emerson, World Junior Championships finalist Alicia Barrett and British Senior Championships silver medallist Jess Turner.
They are being prepared for action by a dedicated team of coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, physios and sports scientists who are experts in their respective fields, led by DIS programme manager Chloe Maudsley and supported by DIS performance advisor Andy Wood.
Read the thoughts of Adam Peaty and Lewis White on the DIS' 20:20 Vision.