English Institute of Sport

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English Institute of Sport
Abbreviation EIS
Motto Excellence in sports science & medicine
Formation May 14, 2002; 14 years ago (2002-05-14)
Type Government agency
Legal status Company limited by guarantee (No. 4420052)
Purpose Development of sport in England
Headquarters EIS Head Office
  • Gate 13 Rowsley Street, Sportcity, Manchester, M11 3FF
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
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 John Steele, and operates under National Director Nigel Walker.

Services are delivered from 9 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
Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
Sportcity, Manchester
National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes
Bisham Abbey
University of Bath
English Institute of Sport – Sheffield

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