National Championships & Events

Exclusive to AoC Sport member colleges, the AoC Sport National Championships are a celebration of competitive sport in colleges, providing recognition, enjoyment and a unique opportunity for students to compete. They also remain the largest annual student sporting event in the UK, with nearly 1,800 college students taking part last year.

AoC Sport member colleges qualify to represent their region at the Championships through regional tournaments, hosted throughout the autumn term.

As well as competing in their chosen sport, students compete for points for their region. The region whose teams and individuals accumulate the most points wins the prestigious Wilkinson Sword trophy.

AoC Sport National Championships 2017

The AoC Sport National Championships 2017 took place over the weekend of 21-23 April, at the University of Nottingham’s David Ross Sports Village and local facilities.

This year’s Championships were run in partnership with Nottingham Conferences – the event delivery arm of the University of Nottingham – as well as Sport Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City Council and tourism agency Experience Nottinghamshire.

For more information, please visit our dedicated National Championships website.

AoC Sport Open Golf Championships

This 36-hole event, played over two days, is open to both teams and individuals as long as they hold a CONGU handicap. The 2017 competition was held at the Fairmont St Andrews resort in Scotland on 7 and 8 March.