We are proud to announce that Manchester Metropolitan University is now a talented athlete delivery site under the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).
Manchester Metropolitan University is the newest addition to 31 other TASS delivery sites across the UK. The aim of the delivery site is to support talented athletes to study an academic course of their choice while receiving services such as physiotherapy, lifestyle support, nutrition, strength and conditioning and psychology to enhance their athletic performance.
London 2012 Olympian, Chloe Wilcox, was supported by TASS during her degree, and has now been appointed as a Performance Sport Assistant in the MMU Sport team to enhance the support available to talented athletes at the new delivery site.
Chloe commented: “I am really looking forward to meeting the new TASS athletes and being a part of their support system that will help them to achieve their sporting and academic goals.
“This year I’ll be working directly with student athletes in a Lifestyle Advisor role, as well as being head coach for both water polo teams competing in BUCS.
“It’s brilliant that Manchester Met is now a TASS Delivery Site as we are aiming to show that there is support available for dual career athletes to succeed and reach their potential both academically and in their sporting career.
MMU Sport’s Strategic Lead for Sport, Neil Hurren said: “This is another exciting development in the progression of our performance athlete support structure at Manchester Met.
“It aligns to our commitment to be a university who supports dual-career athletes, our ambitions for the Manchester Sport Initiative whilst also supporting the next generation of talented young people. It is a very exciting opportunity for The University.”
Chloe added: “From experience I know it’s so important to start planning and be prepared for any transitions that are looming, whether it be moving away from home to university or a change of coach. These are key moments in athletes’ careers that will shape their future, so I’m very excited to be involved.”