About Derbyshire Institute of Sport

The Derbyshire Institute of Sport was inspired by the London Olympic Games and was launched in 2012 as Derbyshire’s legacy programme.

Although Derbyshire had produced champions in the past, our aim was to create a systematic model, leaving less to chance, and giving our athletes the best possible chance of achieving their Olympic dream. There are three key objectives to our programme:

  • To identify and select – the best athletes and coaches who have the potential to be World Class
  • To facilitate appropriate support services – by understanding what athletes / coaches need to turn their dreams into reality
  • To recognise and promote the successes – showcasing Derbyshire as a county which can compete with the best in the world on the sporting stage