- Sport England TASS allocate RFU 35 places for the women's game
- Previous alumni include Emily Scarratt and Amber Reed
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The Rugby Football Union has been awarded 35 places in the Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (Sport England TASS) for the development of the Women’s game for the 2014/15 season.
The service provided by TASS has been central to the development of women’s rugby players below the England Elite Player Squad level (EPS). The programme is fully embedded within the Union’s performance pathway, which provides the necessary strength and conditioning, medical, coaching and lifestyle support for players at the top end.
“The award of these places will allow us to continue to support the talented athletes in our pathway including Under 20 and sevens players who are studying at higher or further education institutions, therefore maximising their development in both rugby and education” said RFU Player Development Manager for Women Andy Paton.
Previous TASS alumni include England players Emily Scarratt and Amber Reed, both of whom are preparing for the Women’s Rugby World Cup final in Paris on Sunday.
“This support is massive and we are really pleased that we are able to continue this type of work with the ongoing support of the Sport England TASS programme” added Paton.