Lizzy Yarnold made history at PyeongChang 2018 by becoming the first Briton to successfully defend a Winter Olympics title. She was joined on the women’s skeleton podium by teammate and TASS alumna Laura Deas who claimed the bronze medal. Later in the Games, alpine skiing duo Menna Fitzpatrick and Jennifer Kehoe became Britain’s most decorated Winter Paralympians after winning a gold, two silver medals and a bronze.
In 2017, TASS teamed up with the FA to pilot a dual career support programme for women’s footballers. Following a successful year-long project, 2018 saw the formation and launch of the FA Women’s Super League Academy Programme with TASS as the Delivery Partner. This year, more than 200 players – affiliated to 11 academies nationwide – are benefitting from performance sport services and dual career support via the TASS Delivery Site network.
TASS was once again represented in force at Gold Coast 2018 with more than 130 current athletes and alumni competing for the home nations. TASS-supported athletes brought home 48 medals in total, but one of finest moments of the Games was undoubtedly Team England winning its first-ever Commonwealth gold in netball after a nail biting final against Australia.