TS5C Sponsored Athlete
The flagship fund has already benefited over 130 young athletes from Somerset in a variety of sports. TS5C sponsored athletes have already achieved significant results at both County and National level, and have competed for Team GB in international competitions.

Jess has had mixed fortunes so far this season as she badly damaged a finger in November leaving her unable to play for several months.  However, she is now back playing again and has been fast making up for lost time!

On the international front, Jess played for England U18s against Scotland U18s at Preston Grasshoppers ground on March 3rd, helping seal an impressive 59-5 win over their rivals.

Brodie Williams was crowned TS5C’s Young Sports Achiever of the Year Award at this year’s Somerset Activity & Sports Awards.

19 year old Brodie is part of the Millfield School training programme, the same programme that Olympic medallist and World Champion James Guy undertook, and is coached by former international swimmer Euan Dale.

It’s been a busy summer of rugby for Jessica. At the beginning of July she was selected for England U18 women’s 7s team to play in the inaugural Home Nations 7s tournament in Edinburgh.

Jess has had a very busy summer, not only was she selected to play for England in a new Home Nations U18 7's Competition, but she has been selected for the U20s England Women's Tour of Canada this August.

TS5C's Jessica was named in a 12-player England Women U18 sevens squad that represented a Great Britain U18 side at the Rugby Europe U18 Championship and Youth Olympic qualifiers in Vichy, France 28-29 April. GB finished Runners Up.

Jessica played full back in the recent England Women U18 Talent Development Group (TDG) match against Wales Women in a friendly fixture at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Jessica had a successful time with Atlantis u18 at the Las Vegas Invitational 7s over 1st/2nd March. After winning their pool and being ceded second on points difference, Atlantis won the their quarterfinal and semifinal to face British Colombia Rugby in the final.

TS5C sponsored Jess Cooksey has been invited to play Rugby 7s in Las Vegas from 27th Feb - 2nd March ahead of the HSBC International 7s weekend.

She is one of two girls selected from Hartpury College and will be playing with Atlantis Rugby, the invitational rugby team from the US that specialises in Rugby Sevens.

Having completed a successful season with Winscombe U18 Girls, culminating in winning the National Championship, Jess has started the new year with some great news from the RFU. She has been selected as one of the 35 girls in the U18 Talent Development Group.

Our Goal

TS5C's aim is to make a difference to people's lives in Somerset - be it in providing funding for trim trails, disability swimming events, up and coming athletes or community projects like wheelchair basketball.

We exist solely on donations from individuals, businesses and small foundations. If you would like to support our efforts, please contact us directly.