A BRIEF HISTORY

Creating a World Class sporting county

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/Paralympic dream.

The programme has been designed to support and complement the work of National Governing Bodies of Sport. Our role is to add further support around an athlete, to assist them to meet the challenges that they face as they progress through the performance pathway of their chosen sport. Ultimately, we are working with the National Governing Bodies of Sport to develop athletes who can perform at their very best on the World sporting stage.

What we do

Our Key Delivery Objectives

Each year we support the best individual athletes from Derbyshire and offer them an opportunity to join our specialist performance family.  We meet with each athlete on a regular basis and offer them an individualised bespoke programme, based on their needs.

We receive no government funding, our programme survives on our own fundraising initiatives.

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Finding Potential

We identify and select the best athletes in Derbyshire who have the potential to be World Class.

Nurturing Performance

We offer a range of support services to our athletes based on their sport, their lifestyle and their goals.

Promote and Inspire Success

We showcase Derbyshire as a county which can compete with the best in the World in the sporting arena.

Supporting the UK sport pathway

Alignment with National Governing Bodies of Sport

The programme has been designed to support and compliment the work of the National Governing Bodies of Sport.  Our role is to add further support around an athlete, to assist them to meet the challenges that they face as they progress through the performance pathway of their chosen sport.  Ultimately, we are working with the National Governing Bodies of Sport to develop athletes who can perform at their very best on the World sporting stage.

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Our Team

In order to create World Class athletes we need a team of World Class staff – All our team have significant experience in performance sport, either as an athlete, coach or practitioner.

Chloe Maudsley

Head of Operations

Lloyd Madsen

Marketing & Social Media

Andy Wood

Head of Performance

James Quinn

Strength and Conditioning Coach

David Sprot

Physiotherapist

Laura Wake

Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jamie Main

Swimming Performance Advisor

Jess Turner

Sports Massage

Julie Feeney

Athletics Performance Advisor

James Boxall

Badminton Performance Advisor

Nicky Gilbert

HCPC Registered Dietitian Registered Sport and Exercise Nutritionist (SENr)

Elaine Pritchard

Writer

Dr Phil Clarke

Psychologist

Our current sponsors:

Remarkable Smiles
Invictus Communications
Sky Recruitment Solutions
Lobina
Don Amott
Golden Dreams
University of Derby
HUUB Design