AoC Sport launches exciting new funding concept in partnership with The Football Association

At the ECFA Football Conference, National Football Development Manager, Lauren O’Sullivan, launched a new philosophy and way of working through ECFA College Football Hubs.

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Through this new concept, AoC Sport and The FA plan to invest into colleges to develop the student and staff workforce in order to grow college and community football.

This will not only impact on the growth of the game, but also support more students to become active and help drive education, employment and health objectives, cross college.

There are three tiers to this model;

Tier One: £3000 to deliver across all four ECFA pillars. Engaging 250 players in the college and local community through 30 leaders (including two football activators and an apprentice).

Tier Two: £1500 to deliver across three ECFA pillars. Engaging 125 players in the college and local community through 10 leaders (including two football activators).

Tier Three: £600 to deliver across two ECFA pillars. Engaging 50 players through a male and female football activator.

All college football hubs will be expected to engage 20% female, 10% disability and 10% BAME participants.

The ECFA Pillars are: Participation, Competition, Workforce and Community

Expressions of interest to receive funding are now open. Please apply here.

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More information on this model will be available through a webinar hosted by AoC Sport and videos showcasing the concept of college football hubs will be shared on the website shortly.

The deadline for expression of interest is Wednesday 15th June.

Please contact if you have any questions.

Expression of interest to become a College Football Hub is open to all AoC Sport member colleges. We look forward to receiving your expression of interest in due course.