Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

As a Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Dual Career accredited college, we give talented athletes the opportunity to combine academic excellence with elite performance support. 

TASS Dual Career athletes can achieve their potential in education while continuing to compete and develop within their sport. They benefit from access to a range of dual career workshops including nutrition, social media, time management, psychology and lifestyle guidance. We also ensure training and sport can run alongside lessons and studying by providing more flexibility and offering catch-up sessions. 

Our Athletes

Sophie Watson

Course: Sport and Exercise Science Level 3

Sport: Rugby

Level: National

Club: Houghton RUFC

Best Moment: Scoring a try and losing my shoes at the half way line

Ambitions: To play in the England squad

Sophie Price

Course: Sport and Exercise Science

Sport: Rugby

Level: Centre of Excellence

Club: Houghton RUFC

Best Moment: Playing my first Centre of Excellence match

Ambition: Play for England

Grace Waterson

Course: Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science

Sport: Netball

Level: County U18

Club: Gateshead Stadium

Best Moment: Being selected in the AoC National squad last season 

Ambition: To play at the highest level 

Eve Waterson

Course: Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science 

Sport: Netball

Level: National

Club: Gateshead Stadium

Best Moment: Being selected for the AoC squad and playing against national teams

Ambitions: Play at the highest level

Molly Willis

Course: Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science 

Sport: Netball

Level: County

Club: Consett Steelers

Best Moment: Becoming captain of the college team

Ambitions: Try for Nationals and carry on helping to coach

Gabriella Caddeo

Course: Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science

Sport: Rugby

Level: National

Club: Tynedale and CoE

Best Moment: Getting onto CoE

Ambition: Play at a high level and become a Sports Therapist

Evie Iles

Course: Sports And Exercise Science

Sport: Netball

LevelNational

Club: Oaksway Netball Club, North East Pathway

Best moment: Being selected for the England selection camp and finishing top 10 at club nationals 

Ambitions: Play super league or be involved in the super league set up and also succeed at Uni netball next season

Aleesha Chisholm

Course: Sports And Exercise Science

Sport: Netball

LevelCounty U18

Club: Wildcats

Best moment: Winning the league with Wildcats

Ambitions: Play at a higher level

Rhianon Owens

Course: Sports And Exercise Science

Sport: Netball

LevelRegional UA/U19

Club: Wearside Wildcats

Best moment: Playing against the U17 Scotland Squad in the North East show case

Ambitions: Play at the highest level I can in netball and to become a P.E teacher

Miami Holyoak

Course: Sports And Exercise Science

Sport: Netball

LevelCounty

Club: Wildcats

Best moment: Being selected for county and getting player of matches 

Ambitions: Play at a higher level

Sophie Henderson

Course: Sports And Exercise Science Level 3

Sport: Netball

LevelU19 Regional

Club: Riverside

Best moment: Being selected for the regional squad

Ambitions: Play at a higher level

Sophie Brown

Course: Sports And Exercise Science Level 3

Sport: Netball

LevelCounty

Club: Ryton

Best moment: Being selected for county

Ambitions: Play at a higher level

Olivia Metcalf

Course: Sports And Exercise Science Level 3

Sport: Netball

LevelU19 North East Squad, AoC National Squad

Club: Boldon

Best moment: Being selected into AoC National Squad for two consecutive years

Ambitions: Go to university and play for the England uni squad