Our Athletes

More than 35 athletes are currently supported by DIS across a wide array of sports from the main site at the University of Derby and the satellite sites at the Queen’s Park Sports Centre and Healthy Living Centre, Staveley in Chesterfield.


Demonstrates the ability to win a national medal at the NGB recognised national championships and or has a UK ranking within the top 20.

Abigail Hong, Alex Knibbs, Caitlyn Emerson, Emily Coope, Emily Osborne, Esther Halford, George Coles, Jethro McGraw, Josh Pemberton, Katie Reilly, Katie Rowe, Lucy Atkins, Mia Barber, Mia Slevin, Ryan Reader, Summer Kennedy


Demonstrates the ability to represent home nation or GB at an internationally recognised event or has a UK ranking within the top 15.

Ben Connor, Caroline Povey, Chris Steeples, David Hong, Grace King, Hope Warner, Niahm Emerson, Richard Weir, Sam Lowe


Demonstrates the ability to progress to World Class within 2 years. It is likely that they will have a UK ranking within the top 10.

Harvey Martin, Jamie Ingram, Jess Turner

World Class

Has progressed onto World Class potential but does still access some of our services.

Imogen Clarke, Lewis White, Sarah Vasey


World Class Performance or equivalent (e.g. full time pro).

Abbie Wood, James Shaw, Liam Pitchford, Molly Renshaw