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We have developed a pathway for our country’s most promising athletes to fulfil their potential and represent Great Britain on the international stage.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

2021 TASS Applications are now open

TASS provides a number of Britain’s leading Lifters with support during their time in Further and Higher education. The scheme provides athletes with access to key support services including Lifestyle, Physiotherapy, Strength & Conditioning, Psychology and Nutrition. Applications are open to athletes in Further and Higher education ahead of each academic calendar year.

The 2021 Deadline for applications is Friday 30 July 2021, please see application and selection policy below:

SportsAid and Backing The Best

 SportsAid helps young, unfunded athletes to overcome one of their greatest barriers to success - the financial challenge of trying to become Britain’s next generation of Olympians, Paralympians and world champions. The charity helps over 1,000 athletes across more than 60 sports each year, the majority aged 12 to 18, by providing them with an average award of £1,000

The Backing The Best programme - supports athletes with up to £5000 per annum for athletes facing significant financial hardship, to help them overcome the barriers which could prevent them from realising their potential along their

Applications are now open to apply for both of these funding opportunities. The deadline for applications is 6 December 2020

  1. Sports Aid Award Application Form (Weightlifting) 
  2. Sports Aid Selection Policy (Weightlifting)

Home nation Talent Programs

Each of the home nations has Talent programs which collaborate where possible to feedback into the GBR Talent Pathway to try and create a synonymous pathway which best supports international competition opportunities and experience for Young talented lifters. Please see Talent contacts below for each of the Home nations;


Website –England Weight Lifting 

Performance Pathway Manager – Stuart Martin


Website - Weightlifting Wales

Performance Manager –Neil Taylor


Website – Weightlifting Scotland

General Secretary – Colin Hannah

Northern Ireland

Facebook – Northern Ireland Weightlifting

General Secretary - Peter Stewart


Facebook - Jersey Weightlifting Club

Contact - John Scriven



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