TASS scholarships available for women golfers

Melissa McMahon

England Golf has secured four places for young women golfers on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) for 2013/14 and is seeking applications from students.

TASS aims to help athletes to balance academic life with training and competition. It offers physical development and lifestyle support at centres across the country, which the successful applicants must be able to visit.

Applications may be made by those who will be aged 17, or older, on 30 September, and includes second year A Level students as well as those taking university or college courses.

Rebecca Wood, the England Golf Women’s Performance Manager, said: “These awards will provide fantastic strength and conditioning and physiotherapy and lifestyle support for players, providing that they can visit their local TASS site regularly.”

The lead TASS hubs for 2013/2014 are:

University of Manchester
Sheffield Hallam University
Loughborough University
University of Birmingham
University of Hertfordshire
St Mary’s University College
University of Southampton
University of Bath

The partner TASS Sites, which offer limited access to athletes, are:
University of Northumbria
Leeds Metropolitan University
Liverpool John Moores University
University of Essex
University of Exeter

TASS is a Government funded programme which represents a unique partnership between talented young athletes, National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) and the Higher and Further Education sector.

Please click here for an application form. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 25 September 2013.

Image shows former TASS scholar Melissa McMahon of Dorset (© Leaderboard Photography).