Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

If you are a talented athlete and represent your sport regionally and/or nationally, we can support you with a Talented Athlete Scholarship. Once recruited as a Talented Athlete you can engage in any curriculum programme of choice. The scheme has been devised to enable student athletes to pursue sporting excellence, academic, or professional success by the athlete to empower achievement.

If you are currently competing in individual sports such as boxing, tennis, swimming and athletics then our Individual Sports Academy will support you with achieving your sporting goals. Your current club coaching will be supported through weekly strength and conditioning coaching and performance analysis. You will be able to enter regional and national AoC competitions throughout the year and gain access to psychology and nutritional support from our industry experts. Joining one of our Sports Academies is subject to a successful trial and entry onto one of our full-time courses. For more information about any of our Sports Academies or scholarship, complete the form here or contact sportsacademies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk.

Which route is right for you?

Specialist Facilities

Your scholarship will complement your own club coaching commitments and academic studies.

You will receive:

  • Weekly 1-to-1 sport-specific strength and conditioning with Martin Nugent Elite Performance
  • AoC national and regional tournament entries
  • Scientific support: physiological screening, nutrition, physiotherapy, performance analysis, and sport psychology
  • Athlete mentor for academic progress and workshops
  • Free membership to Martin Nugent Elite Performance centre
  • Nike training kit
  • Up to £500 for national level competitors (terms apply)
  • Support with academic flexibility

TASS accredited

We have been awarded TASS (talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) Dual Accreditation. The Sport England-backed scheme demonstrates our commitment to supporting talented athletes to reach their potential both on and off the field.