English Institute of Sport

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English Institute of Sport
Abbreviation EIS
Motto Excellence in sports science & medicine
Formation May 14, 2002; 12 years ago (2002-05-14)
Type Government agency
Legal status
Company limited by guarantee (No. 4420052)
Purpose Development of sport in England
Headquarters Byrom House
Location 21 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3JD
Region served
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 EIS

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 limited number of professional sports.


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.


The EIS has an independent board, chaired by Steve Cram, and operates under National Director Nigel Walker.

Services are delivered from 15 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
Liverpool John Moores University
Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre
Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
St Mary's University College, Twickenham
Gateshead International Stadium
Sportcity, Manchester
National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes
Bisham Abbey
University of Bath
University College Hospital London
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
English Institute of Sport – Sheffield

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