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The Army Elite Sport Programme (AESP) Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Selection Board Results

The ASCB has great pleasure in announcing the list of athletes who have been selected for the 2019/20 AESP TASS Support Programme.

TASS is an initiative that receives funding from Sport England with the following mission: ‘A world-leading partnership between education and sport to help talented athletes in England fulfil their potential and balance their sporting development with their education and training.’  TASS supports athletes who are currently unfunded by UK Sport and who sit somewhere close to the standard required for entry into Podium/World Class Development programmes.  The Army has established a strong relationship with TASS and selects and funds, through the ASCB, talented Army athletes for placements regionally at universities or in the Aldershot hub to receive TASS support. (1)


(1)The support provided is S&C, nutrition, psychological, lifestyle and physiotherapy services.  TASS placement does not provide direct financial support.  

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Held annually in Jul, the principal aim of the AESP TASS Selection Board is to provide a robust and transparent process (2) for the approval of TASS placements for Army athletes.  In accordance with References A and B, the fourth AESP TASS Selection Board was held on Tue 09 Jul 19 to consider applications received from Army athletes.

(2) The TASS Selection Board follows a similar process to a promotion board with all decisions evidence-based.  The Board is chaired by DASCB and consists of representatives from TASS, HQ Army (Pers Pol (A)), HQ RAPTC and the ASCB.

There were 57 applications from 20 separate Army sports secretaries. In total 51 athletes were selected for TASS placements starting in Sep 19; the list of successful individuals is below.

Unsuccessful candidates were automatically considered for BAE Scholarships or Army Sports Scholarship Scheme awards.  COs are requested to inform successful personnel as soon as possible on Thu 18 Jul 19.  Army Sports Secretaries will be informed of results on Thu 25 Jul 19 where they will be available for general release.

There is a mandatory Briefing/Induction Day for all Army TASS athletes.  This year it will be held in Aldershot at the Army School of Physical Training on Tue 3 Sep 19.  Further details will be distributed but for planning purposes the day will commence at 0930 hrs and will be completed by 1600 hrs.  As the TASS delivery model is currently being reviewed with some potential changes from the previous delivery programme it is strongly recommended that a unit representative also attends this Briefing Day.

Maj Gen Shaun Burley

Spr Bamsey Shooting 3 RSME
Pte Binner Cycling 1PWRR
Pte Bladek Taekwondo 101 Bn REME
Capt Bowman Modern Pentathlon 1MWD Regt
LCpl Brajshori Weightlifting 42 Engr Regt (Geo)
Capt Brass Shooting HQ Regional Command
Pte Bromfield Shooting 29 Regt RLC
Pte Brown Boxing 1 Bn The Royal Welsh
Oct Bryson Modern Pentathlon Exeter UOTC
SSgt Carnell Shooting SIB Regt
WO1 Chasemore Shooting PATW Worthy Down
LSgt Deen Bobsleigh 1 Bn Grenadier Guards
LCpl Drammeh Athletics 27 Regt RLC
Cpl Ellwood Enduro 22 Engr Regt
LBdr Fillingham Boxing 29 Cdo RA
LBdr Fountain Nordic 16 Regt RA
Pte Gleeson Bobsleigh 3 PARA
Sgt Gowin Shooting 16 Regt RA
Capt Hall Athletics 22 Sig Regt
WO1 Heath Power Lifting DHFS, RAF Shawbury
Cpl Hodgkinson Athletics RAF Leeming
LCpl Hudson Triathlon 21 Sig Regt
SSgt Hughes Shooting 29 Regt RLC
Cfn James Boxing 4 Bn REME
LCpl Johnston Karate 158 Pro Coy
Spr Jones Boxing 26 Engr Regt
Spr Kick Alpine 3 RSME
Spr Kuwall Alpine 3 RSME
Pte Lutwyche Athletics DHE
LCpl Marvin Boxing 1 PWRR
Sig Mason Fencing 11 Sig Regt
Capt Miller Squash HQ 7 AD Gp
Cpl Mitchell Shooting 6 Bn REME
Gdsm Moreno Athletics 1 Bn Coldstream Guards
LCpl Ngwenya Boxing 1 Bn Grenadier Guards
Cpl Nihell Boxing 27 Regt RLC
Gdsm Plummer Boxing 1 Bn Coldstream Guards
Pte Poth Alpine 154 Regt RLC
Sgt Rana Shooting 30 Sig Regt
LCpl Rees Davies Boxing 1 Bn The Royal Welsh
LCpl Reid Boxing 6 Regt RLC
Pte Rowan Karate PARA
Capt Rye Triathlon RCDM, QEHB
Pte Simcox Cycling Royal Lancers
OCdt Stott Rugby Union CEUOTC
SSgt Tamang Shooting 22 Sig Regt
Gdsm Thompson Luge 1 Bn Irish Guards
LCpl Webb Cycling 9 Regt RLC
Gnr Willetts Boxing 47 RA
Cpl Williams Nordic 6 Regt RLC
LCpl Woods Boxing 1 PWRR