taag-sportsball-credit-fireball-ltdA select team of TASS athletes are ready to have their say after joining a ground breaking group formed to improve the student sport experience.

TASS  have established to ensure the Sport England-backed organisation continues to deliver the very best on and off the field support to the country’s leading athletes. Hailing from across England, the TAAG is made up of nine athletes aged between 17 and 25, who are at various stages of their sporting and professional careers. Competing in nine different sports and receiving core services at nine separate institutions, the TAAG members form a diverse cross section of the TASS network.

Chaired by GB weightlifter and TASS alumna Sarah Davies, the advisory group will primarily look to enhance the existing student sport pathway. The TAAG will report directly to the TASS Management Board with their recommendations and suggestions to develop the delivery of the dual-career Scheme.

TAAG member Issa Batrane is studying Computing at Bournemouth University and has competed internationally for both the Junior and Senior England Beach Volleyball teams.

“I’m really looking forward to being a voice of TASS athletes from across the country and shining a light on anything that could improve upon what is already a great support scheme.

TAAG is important to the athletes as it’s means for them to have an input but it is also hugely beneficial for TASS as we will act as a platform for the organisation to interact with the athletes.

Batrane has recently begun his second year of support from TASS. “The multiple services athletes get like physio, nutrition and strength and conditioning are all so helpful.

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