Education institutions accredited by ground-breaking dual career scheme led by TASS

08 Sep 2017

Four education institutions are leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by an innovative new Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative. The scheme, managed by SportsAid for Sport England, believes that every young person on a talent pathway should have the opportunity to gain qualifications alongside their sporting pursuits.

SportsAid’s Athlete of the Month – Beth Shriever, 18, from Braintree

25 Aug 2017

Beth Shriever is still pinching herself after being crowned world champion at the UCI 2017 BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, South Carollina. The 18-year-old, competing in the junior women’s class, pipped favourite Saya Sakakaibara right on the line as she staged a stunning comeback to claim the rainbow jersey on the final straight. Beth revealed she ‘struggled to comprehend’ what she had achieved on the world stage.