Introduction to TASS

TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) is a Sport England funded partnership between talented athletes, education institutions and national governing bodies of sport. We work together to bring the best out of our country’s most exciting young talents.

The TASS scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

We support more than 600 athletes in 32 Sport England sports. Nominated each year by their national governing body (NGB), they are the cream of the crop. These promising athletes are all eligible to represent England and have been identified as performing at the top of the Sport England Talent Pathway.

TASS provides vital support services via a national network of experienced practitioners based at TASS Delivery Sites throughout England.

We are dedicated to retaining and encouraging dual career student-athletes. And a commitment to the continuous professional development of support staff is at the core of what we do and who we are.

TASS supports student-athletes through annual individual awards or sport-specific projects. We operate during the academic year from September 1st – August 31st.


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