AoC Sport runs sport, network and training events for our member colleges, staff and students. Our events range from high profile national conferences for senior college management to bespoke training programmes.


AoC Sport conferences showcase the best of college sport and physical activity, and bring together innovative practice, ideas and expertise.

Sport in the Curriculum Conference 2017: Sport means business

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Holywell Park, Loughborough

The Sport in the Curriculum Conference is the only national event dedicated to driving excellence in teaching and learning and supporting curriculum managers in sport and active leisure departments.

The conference attracts over 150 delegates and is aimed at Senior Managers, Faculty Heads, Curriculum Area Managers, Heads of Sport and Lecturers.

This year’s Sport in the Curriculum Conference will feature workshops, presentations and discussions along two strands, Strategic and Teaching & Learning. The two strands will appeal to delegates in a variety of college roles, covering topics which are central to the success of college sport departments:

  • Ofsted
  • Apprenticeships
  • Study programmes
  • Using data
  • Facility improvement/income generation

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National Football Conference 2017

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Hilton at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent

More details to follow.

The College Sport Conference 2017

Date to be confirmed

More details to follow.

Network meetings

We operate network meetings in each of the nine AoC Sport regions to give member colleges the opportunity to discuss key issues and share ideas. Heads of Sport and Operations Group meetings take place each term – upcoming meeting dates can be found in the regions section.


We offer a growing programme of training and development opportunities for college staff. These include guidance on writing a cross-college sport strategy, national facility development sessions and the new College Sport Training and Development Programme, run in partnership with Sport England and SkillsActive