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English Institute of Sport - Sheffield

The English Institute of Sport is a multi-sport facility in Don Valley Stadium. It is managed by the SIV (Sheffield International Venues) department of Sheffield City Council.

The facility is the training venue of choice for a number of sports including: Athletics; Basketball; Boxing; Fencing; Futsal; Judo; Netball; Table Tennis; Volleyball. There are a many clubs which meet at the venue including City of Sheffield Athletic Club, Sheffield Sharks, City of Sheffield Arrows, Sheffield Sword Club, Concorde Netball Club, England Netball, and England Volleyball, as well as hosting snooker's main professional academy. The centre also often hosts sports days for local secondary schools.

The venue hosted the European Indoor Trails & UK Championships (Athletics) between the 14 – 15 February 2009.[1] They also hosted the European Fencing championships in July 2011.[2]

Since 2008, the venue has hosted qualifying matches for The World Snooker Championship, held in the nearby Crucible Theatre. Qualifying matches, previously held in Prestatyn, typically take place between late February and early March. Since 2010 the EIS host qualifying matches to all snooker tournaments as well as all PTC events.

2012 Olympics

The EIS-Sheffield was used by British Athletes to train for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

References

External links

  • Official Site
  • City of Sheffield AC website
  • England Basketball website
  • Amateur Boxing Association of England website
  • Sheffield Sword Club website
  • England Netball website

Coordinates: 53°23′54″N 1°25′28″W / 53.39833°N 1.42444°W / 53.39833; -1.42444

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