TASS Accredited Institution
We are also nationally recognised for our support of high level athletes as part of a Dual Career Pathway which means we are TASS accredited.
What does TASS stand for?
The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions and national governing bodies of sport. We work together to bring the best out of our country’s most exciting young talent.
TASS 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. (TASS, 2021)
How do JLC support their TASS athletes?
We support students to follow their sporting success alongside their studies and we adapt to suit their study programme at JLC with them; whether that includes studying virtually whilst competing additional qualifications to support their career aim.
“As a college, it is fantastic achievement and honour to be able to support students on their academic studies while they have the flexibility to support their sport specialism and continuing competing. The best thing is that these students can still study their three course options, that again don’t require to be sport related. ” Andy Petch, Sport and Health Area Lead
Meet our TASS Athletes
Max Poole, former Axholme Academy Student – GBR Cyclist
Megan Diggle, former St Lawrence Academy Student – Badminton County and International Player
Charlotte Williams, former St Bedes Student – Yorkshire Wheelchair Basketball Player
Hannah Lonsdale, former Queen Elisabeth High School Student – Elite British Triathlon Athlete
Dominic Harrison, former Outwood Academy Brumby Student – National Windsurfer
Olivia Harness, former Winterton Academy Student – Professional Footballer, Sheffield FC Womens
Ella Bainbridge, former St Bedes Academy Student – National Swimmer
If you are a current JLC student and would like to join our TASS programme, it is not too late.
If you are a Year 11 student and would like to find out more information, please get in touch.
For any TASS related enquiries, please email Andypetch@leggott.ac.uk