Football Partners

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The Football Association

Our relationship with The Football Association (FA) is a strong and long-term partnership. AoC Sport is The FA’s sole Further Education partner; commissioned by The FA to lead the development of Further Education football and deliver the National Game Strategy through our member colleges and key stakeholders with the aim of: 1. Providing flexible, appropriate and inclusive opportunities for everyone to play the game 2. Doubling the women and girls’ player and fan base 3. Developing a world class education programme and a diverse football workforce

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British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)

Through our work with The Football Association we work closely with BUCS to develop holistic football programmes and pathways across FE and HE to support player and volunteer transition.

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Future Elite Sports

Future Elite Sports (FES) are the Official Partner and Funder of The England Colleges National Teams Visit Website

Football Foundation

Through our work on FE Community Football Hubs, we are working with the Upshot team at the Football Foundation to pilot a monitoring and evaluation system which provides direct benefits to colleges including: evidence for Ofsted inspections, making the case for investment, capturing quantitative and qualitative data in one accessible place.

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Nike and Kitlocker

We work with Nike and Kitlocker to transcend our brand and provide high quality kit to our Football Activators, National Teams, volunteers and Staff. Kitlocker have created a bespoke ECFA Kit Shop.

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Switch The Play

We share a passion of supporting people to fulfil their potential through and beyond sport. We are currently working with Switch The Play on an exciting Women’s Football Apprenticeship pilot and soon to explore the role of FE in elite player development and athlete transition.

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Kick it Out

Our ambition is to support the creation of a diverse skilled football workforce. We are working in partnership with Kick It Out to raise awareness of the importance of equality through campaign work and tackle all forms of discrimination.

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PlayFootball

PlayFootball is a brand with a passionate aim: to get Britain playing football. We work with Play Football to provide College Football Hubs and AoC Sport members with discounted access to high quality Play Football centres to help get more people become and stay active, playing football more often and for longer in their lives.

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Step Up To Serve

She Kicks is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to women’s football. It covers all aspects and levels of the game, from grassroots to the FA Women’s Super League and international football. We work with She Kicks to promote and showcase the work of ECFA, our competitions and national teams.

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She Kicks

She Kicks is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to women’s football. It covers all aspects and levels of the game, from grassroots to the FA Women’s Super League and international football. We work with She Kicks to promote and showcase the work of ECFA, our competitions and national teams.

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Partner Leagues

As part of the ECFA 16-19 competitions pathway, we work with a number of partner leagues to support the growth and development of FE competition. Our partner leagues for this season include: • National (U19s) Football Youth Development League • SCL Youth Development League • Tactic League • VLUK Youth Development League If you are interested in setting up a league for 16-19 year olds in full time education, please contact a member of the AoC Sport competitions or football team.

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