Gifted Athlete Scholarship Programme

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Supporting your sports performance

Here at Chichester we are committed to supporting athletes with their studies and sporting ambitions. The University's Gifted Athlete Support Programme (GASP) helps students combine academic study with sport by offering support to compete at the highest level.

Our student athletes will receive support from our expert Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Unit (SPRU) and also receive:

  • Financial Support*
  • Gym membership at the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport
  • Administrative support from SU Sport
  • GASP branded kit

* Level of financial support dependent on recruitment to programme

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Who should apply?

Consideration for Gifted Athletes will be given to all candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Regional, national, or international standard in their sport or show strong evidence of future outstanding potential
  • Fulfil the normal entry requirements for the course for which you are applying
  • Be committed to playing a full part in the University and represent us in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions

The scheme has supported a number of athletes including a 470 Olympic Class sailor, an elite basketball player and a Norwegian national rugby union player.

Find out more

Contact Jenny Smith on email

How to apply

Please visit for further information.

Recent Gifted Athletes

Name Course studied Discipline Level
Callum Elliot BA (Hons) Physical Education (Secondary Years) Triathlon/Aqua Bike Regional
Danielle Gregory BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Cricket Regional
Emily McDonough MSc Physiology Trampolining National
Haylee Miller BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Basketball National
Josh Goddard BA (Hons) Physical Education (Secondary Years) Basketball National
Josh Parry BSc (Hons) Sports Science and Coaching Athletics National
Patrick Bray BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Performance Sailing) Sailing National
Sergiu Chete BSc (Hons) Community Sports Coaching Swimming National
Finley Bigg BSc ( Hons) Sport Science and Coaching Athletics International
Jasmine Seamarks BA (Hons) Outdoor and Adventure Education Swimming National
Kirsty Atter BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Synchronised Skating International
Lars Thorkildsen BMus Vocal Performance Rugby Union International

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