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Partners and Networks

We work with a number of partners to deliver our services and achieve our aims and ambitions.

Sport England

You can find out more about Sport England by visiting their website.

Local Authorities

These are Derbyshire County Council, Amber Valley Borough Council, Bolsover District Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, Derby City Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Erewash Borough Council, High Peak Borough Council, North East Derbyshire District Council and South Derbyshire District Council.

English Federation Disability Sport

The English Federation of Disability Sport is the national charity and body dedicated to disabled people in sport and physical activity throughout England.

The University of Derby

The University contribute funding towards Active Derbyshire and Derbyshire Schools Sports Association (DSSA).

For more information on University of Derby sport teams, click here.

County Governing Body officers

Derbyshire has County Governing Body officers in football, cricket, rugby union, rugby league and tennis.

Governing bodies

From UK Athletics to British Wrestling. National governing body (NGB) contact details can be found here.

National Organisations

Contact Sports Coach UK or Youth Sports Trust on each of the links.

National Disability Sport Organisations

These include CP Sport and British Blind Sport with whom Active Derbyshire have partnership agreements. For a full list of NDSOs, click here.

School Sport Partnerships

The nine school sport partnerships in Derby and Derbyshire cover each district and city area and work families of schools to enhance PE, school sport and physical activity opportunities for all young people.

Please see below for more information on each area:

Derbyshire Schools' Sports Association (DSSA)

Derbyshire Schools' Sports Association (DSSA) is one of the longest-standing schools' sports associations in the country.

Throughout its existence of over 70 years, DSSA has provided a driving force for competitive school sport in Derbyshire.

It is a partnership made up of organisations that have an interest in ensuring the development of school sport in Derbyshire and includes the following main sections and programmes.

  • 9 Area Sections including the competition programme offered by the 9 School Sport Partnerships
  • 14 Individual Sport Sections
  • 1 School Sport Plus Section (SEND)
  • Derbyshire School Games
  • Infant, junior, primary, secondary, special and independent school membership

Contact Janice Price, Chair of DSSA, for more information.

Derbyshire PE Service

The PE Service works with partners to provide training and advice to schools to ensure the safe and effective delivery of physical education, school sport and swimming. Contact Dominic Limb or schoolswimmingenquiries@derbyshire.gov.uk for more information.

Youth Inc

Youth Inc help youngsters across Derbyshire by giving them advice as well as things to do and places to go.

Volunteer Centres

Across Derbyshire there are Volunteer Centres and Community & Voluntary Support teams that provide groups advice, practical services, information and training.