The Derbyshire Institute of Sport aims to provide high quality support to Derbyshire’s emerging talented sports performers, to enable them to achieve greater success on the national and international stage and to enhance the reputation of Derby and Derbyshire.
The initial funding and drive for the Derbyshire Institute of Sport has come from Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council and the University of Derby, who will work together with Derbyshire Sport to make targeted investment in the lead up to the London 2012 Games, with the aim of maximising the legacy and enhancing the sporting reputation of Derby and Derbyshire.
The Institute will be used to provide the following services
The University of Derby's Kedleston Road site has been chosen as one of the first hubs for the Institute, and will provide many of the services required by its athletes and coaches.
The investment by the University of Derby in the DIS, has the potential to bring the following benefits to the University.
- Improve the performance of University teams and individuals - contributing to achieving more BUCS’ points and achieving a higher position within BUCS’ Championships
- More students choosing to come to Derby via links with Community Clubs assisted by the institute
- Students provided with the chance to access facilities specific to DIS for personal use or development