Huddersfield New College has announced that a number of students on its Talented Athletes Support Scheme (TASS) are currently in training to represent their sport at the highest levels.

The TASS programme is a bespoke package of support available for students at the College who have the potential to represent their chosen sport regionally, nationally or internationally. Led by a dedicated member of staff, students on the programme receive a tailored study programme that enables them to train whilst still achieving their academic potential.

Following the news that TASS student Harry Newman has signed a three year contract with the Leeds Rhinos, the College has announced that a number of students on the scheme are in training to represent their country, including at international camps. 

Some of the current TASS success stories include:

  • Swimmer Kyle Chisholm who will be attending a training camp in South Africa in early 2018, and competing in Zurich after. Kyle is also currently competing in the ASA Winter National Championships with the aim of qualifying for the Commonwealth Games. 
  • Golfer Tom Pearson who recently competed in the Junior European Golf Tour competition in Spain. 
  • Swimmer Devyn Leask represents Zimbabwe in a variety of swimming championships, and is currently at a high altitude training camp in preparation for the 2018 Zimbabwean National Championships.
  • Cyclist Max Rushby will shortly join the Great Britain Cycling Team training camp in Wales and represent England in a range of competitions.

Matthew Burton, who manages the TASS programme comments: “We have some incredible sporting talent here at Huddersfield New College. The TASS programme enables the high profile athletes of the future to train in their chosen sports whilst obtaining their qualifications. TASS students often have incredibly demanding training schedules, but our bespoke support enables them to balance their sport with their studies. We are very much looking forward to reporting on the successes of our TASS students in their chosen sports.”