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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.

English Institute of Sport
MottoExcellence in sports science & medicine
FormationMay 14, 2002; 17 years ago (2002-05-14)
TypeGovernment agency
Legal statusCompany limited by guarantee (No. 4420052)
PurposeDevelopment of sport in England
HeadquartersEIS 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
AffiliationsBritish Olympic Association
UK Sport
Sport England
The National Lottery



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 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
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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