English Institute of Sport

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English Institute of Sport
AbbreviationEIS
FormationMay 14, 2002;18 years ago (2002-05-14)
TypeGovernment agency
Legal status Company limited by guarantee (No. 4420052)
PurposeDevelopment of sport in England
HeadquartersEIS Head Office
Location
  • The Manchester Institute of Health and Performance 299 Alan Turing Way Manchester M11 3BS
Region served
England
National Director
Nigel Walker
Main organ
EIS Board
Parent organization
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Affiliations British Olympic Association
UK Sport
Sport England
The National Lottery
Staff
250
Website English Institute of Sport

The English Institute of Sport (EIS), established in May 2002, is an organisation which provides sport science and medical support services to elite athletes through a nationwide network of expertise and facilities, working with Olympic and Paralympic summer and winter sports, as well as English and a number of professional sports.

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Structure

A grant funded organisation through UK Sport, Olympic and Paralympic sports are able to engage with EIS services through their World Class Programme funding from UK Sport, English sports through their Sport England funding and professional sports through their respective funding bodies.

Centres

Services are delivered from nine EIS High Performance Centres across the country, as well as at a number of additional partner sites.

EIS High Performance Centres
Lilleshall National Sports Centre
Loughborough University
National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham
Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
Manchester Institute of Health and Performance
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
University of Bath
English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

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