King’s Sport is offering nominated elite athletes from across the capital the opportunity to use our training and support facilities, aligned to the university’s ambition to support sport across London.
Athletes will be able to use King’s Sport gyms at Strand, Waterloo and London Bridge and access core support services including strength and conditioning, nutrition, sport psychology, lifestyle and physiotherapy through the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).
One of 34 education institutions with TASS Delivery Site (TDS) status, King’s is part of a national network offering elite athletes the chance to train while continuing their studies.
Olympic sprinter and former King’s student Dina Asher-Smith, who is originally from south-east London, is one such athlete. She took the dual-career approach, studying History within the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and received TASS support throughout her studies.
‘King’s Sport has helped me get the best out of myself both as an athlete and a student,’ she said. ‘They were there for me whenever I needed help balancing my training and studies (which was often!), provided access to the gyms and just generally made being a student-athlete a smoother experience.’
‘The TASS Dual Career and TDS schemes provide the holistic support and an environment for athletes to thrive, so we’re extremely proud to be able to extend our facilities and services to any athlete studying in London,’ said Zak Evans, Business & Operations Manager at King’s Sport.
King’s Sport has also partnered with four London Further Education Colleges to support 40 young athletes as part of the TASS Potential programme.
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