Rowing alumna Becky Wilde “passionate about enabling positive change in student sport” as she takes on new TASS role
University of Bath alumna Becky Wilde has been appointed as the new chair of the TASS Athletes’ Advisory Group (TAAG).
Wilde, who graduated in Sports & Social Sciences this summer, was supported by TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) as she combined her studies with being part of the GB Rowing Team Start programme based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village.
Now she is looking forward to helping others benefit from that support in her new role, saying: “TASS does a brilliant job but TAAG is the link between the athletes and the staff and practitioners.
“Unless you’ve been an elite student athlete, it is impossible to understand the unique strains and stresses associated with that dual career approach. As someone who has experienced it at first hand I hope I can relate to current TASS athletes, get their views across and ensure their voices are heard.
“I graduated in the summer but I’m still passionate about enabling positive change in student sport and the TAAG role allows me to still be involved at that level.”
TASS is a unique government-backed partnership between talented young athletes, educational institutes and national governing bodies of sport.
The University of Bath has been a TASS Delivery Site since the scheme’s creation in 2004. More than 30 TASS athletes, either in education or serving within the British Army, have access to the world-class Team Bath Sports Training Village facilities and are supported within our Dual Career Programme.