Join AoC Sport
AoC Sport Member
Membership of AoC Sport is available to further education and sixth form colleges incorporated under the 1992 Act, as well as sixth form colleges which have converted to academies.
AoC Sport members receive a wide range of benefits, including conferences, networks and training, competitions, and policy advice and curriculum planning, among other things.
An annual membership fee is payable which is based on the financial turnover of your college. Fees start at £1000.
If you are interested in joining, please contact Kirstie Hickson (for the south of England) – Kirstie.Hickson@aoc.co.uk or
Rachel Walker (for the north of England) – Rachel.Walker@aoc.co.uk
If your institution is not a college you can still get involved, either as a competition entrant or as an affiliate (see below).
AoC Sport Affiliates
Affiliation is open to non-college competition entrants, providing the following benefits for an additional £150 fee:
• Opportunity to enter players into trials for England college football teams, men’s and women’s
• Discounted fees for AoC Sport and ECFA conferences
• Inclusion in the circulation list of the e-newsletter which provides updates on development within the further education sector.
The fixture list for national representative teams is being drawn up but we have already confirmed matches against Independent Schools, Welsh FA, Australia Schools and international tournaments for the men’s team in Italy and the women’s team in Estonia.
There is a £450 fee per player but this may reduce if we secure sponsorship. We are considering opening up this option to the netball and hockey teams in 2019-20.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming an affiliate, stating your name and that of the institution.
Non-college Competition Entrant
Organisations which are funded to provide further education, but who are not further education and sixth form colleges incorporated under the 1992 Act, such as schools and training providers, can apply to take part in AoC Sport competitions.
We offer league and cup competitions in six sports, organised by standard of play and geography to enable competitive, professional managed and, where possible, localised playing opportunities.
Acceptance into leagues is subject to meeting certain criteria, an approval process and there being space in a competition once all entries from colleges have been taken into account. Click the document below for more information on non-college entry criteria.