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Sport England TASS Helping Talent
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“TASS has been instrumental in supporting 15 of the players who contributed to the fantastic success of the England team. The new programme will enable us to continue to support those up and coming players as they progress towards the elite squad and build on the success of the players before them. ”

Nicky Ponsford, Head of Performance (RFU Women)
Ben Proud - 2014 Commonwealth Champion

“It was great for me to work with TASS. The support I received was really beneficial in allowing me to balance the demands of studying with my high level of training.”

Ben Proud TASS 2012/13
2014 Commonwealth Champion 50m butterfly & 50m freestyle
Women’s Pair World Champion 2013 & 2014, London 2012 gold medallist

“For me it was the feeling there was a support system that was really important. Things such as assistance towards training costs and physio also made a huge difference. ”

Helen Glover TASS 2007/08
Women’s Pair World Champion 2013 & 2014, London 2012 gold medallist

The Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme is a unique government backed partnership between talented young athletes, educational institutions and national governing bodies of sport.

What Does Sport England TASS Offer?

Sport England TASS provides athletes with a tailored package of Core Services including strength & conditioning, education & lifestyle support, physiotherapy, psychology and sports medicine.

The athletes also receive a sport specific personal award to be used towards training, coaching and competition expenses.

Who is Eligible?

We support over 350 athletes aged over 16 years who are currently in education whilst competing at England Talent level in their sport.

How Do We Offer It

Sport England TASS awards are annual and run from 1st October to 30th September. Nominations are made by the individual sporting national governing bodies and the core services are delivered at TASS Accredited Centres in England.

Over 25 sports are covered by the Scheme.

For more information contact info@tass.gov.uk

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