The Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme [TASS] is a government funded initiative and offers indirect financial support in the form of strength & conditioning, sport science and various lifestyle advice to talented athletes' involved in high performance sport whilst continuing their education.
The Scholarship Scheme, which can claim the likes of Rajiv Ouseph amongst its alumni, currently includes 10 badminton athletes. Athletes are nominated by their NGB in August every year and the TASS year then runs from 1 September to 31 August.
TASS Selection 2020-21
The following selection criteria relates to the selection of players by Badminton England for the 2020-21 TASS year.
In order to be nominated for an Award an athlete must also meet the requirements of TASS, which are listed in the above selection criteria. Further information on Eligible Learning Programmes that meet the requirements for consideration for a TASS Award can be viewed here
An athlete being nominated and accepted for a TASS Award allows the athlete the following support via a TASS Delivery Site (based out of University Campus’);
- A Core Services programme including strength & conditioning, lifestyle, physiotherapy and nutrition
- Access to the Sport England TASS Medical Scheme
- A personal award of £500 paid directly to the athlete based on engagement to TASS for use towards equipment, training and competition expenses
For further information on TASS, please visit the TASS website by clicking here.
Players Nominated for a 2020/21 TASS Award