A TALENTED student who juggles her A-level studies with competing in international judo championships has received a special scholarship.

Holly Fielding, a student at Darlington’s Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, has been selected for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) to help her further excel in her sport.

Holly, who represents Great Britain and England in Elite Level Judo, will now benefit from a tailored package worth up to £3,500 a year which includes coaching, physiotherapy sessions, strength and conditioning training, plus educational and medical support.

She said: “The TASS Scheme supports me and enables me to train and compete in top condition alongside supporting me in my education and allowing me to progress.

“I am really pleased and privileged to be part of this scheme.’’

Sportsmen and women in higher or further education are nominated for the scholarships by their national governing body.