“The TASS partnership has been key. We have been able to rapidly expand our programme for supporting talent both inside and outside of our institution. Networks and collaborations have come through the partnership as well as being introduced to the wider opportunities that the partnership can offer, so we have definitely seen this as a relationship that has helped both parties.
“It could’ve have come earlier but with the blank canvas that we had to develop it was almost fated to come at the time that it did. This meant that the footings were in place and the foundations ready to go. Being part of this blank canvas has helped us align our development and that of the offer here in Manchester to what is best needed for the athlete at the core of a dual career pathway.
“The MMU Sport Performance team was put in place in 2015. Since then we have developed our programme of supporting not only dual career sporting athletes but also sports photographers and journalists. The support behind the sport is also key and we aim to engage more of our faculties in this way.
“As a new Delivery Site, the impact of TASS for us has been the opportunity to develop and reignite successful partnerships with Swim England, the FA and also Basketball.”