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Joe Butterworth, a Sailing Scholar at the Royal Hospital School, has been selected for the 2012/2013 Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).

TASS helps talented athletes to shine in education and sport by giving them the support they need to excel in both aspects of their career.

On the Scheme, sportsmen and women in higher or further education are nominated by their National Governing Body (NGB) and given a tailored package of sports coaching, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning training, lifestyle and education support and access to the TASS medical programme.

The programme is based on a partnership between athletes, eduction institutions and sports’ governing bodies. Working together ensures optimum performance all round by allowing the athletes to train and compete at their best while also preparing for life after sport.

The Scheme is backed by the government through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and is managed on behalf of UK Sport by the charity SportsAid.

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Joe in Action

The Royal Hospital School is a co-educational boarding and day school for 11 to 18 years olds set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour. http://www.royalhospitalschool.org