Michael 'Taz' Nicholls

Taz Nicholls F44 Discus Throw

Taz  is an athlete with a single below knee leg impairment and is in Para athletics class F44.

Taz began working with Alison in early 2015 and has already shown great commitment with yearly performance improvements . His Power of 10 profile is here

Taz was invited to be part of British Athletics Talent Development Programme  in October 2016, and travelled to Dubai ion February 2017 to be internationally classified.

Taz was recently  selected for the 2018 WPA European Champs to be held in Berlin in August. It is a lifelong ambition for Taz to represent his country and he has now achieved this. He is hoping to improve his discus performance and challenge for a medal. Taz's athletic progression has been hampered by ongoing health issues however he is working hard to fulfil his sporting ambitions. He is currently targeting the 2013 Commonwealth Games looking to secure a Team England selection.

Taz's major athletics achievements (most recent first) include:

2018   WPA European Champs, Berlin - 5th Place (F44 Discus) - 42.02m

Prior to his injury in 2014 was a successful semi professional football player.

Since beginning his athletics career Taz has secured support from the Matt Hampson Foundation who has funded the  design and manufacture of a bespoke leg brace for throwing. Taz's training is also supported by GLL Sports Foundation.