Football, hockey and netball representative team nominations now open for 2019/20

AoC Sport is delighted to announce the details of the trial process for the football, hockey and netball national representative teams for 2019-20.

Full member colleges are encouraged to nominate players who they consider to be of an appropriate standard for national representation.  All nominations are to be made through our Naqoda site via the Club Administrator.

England Colleges national team trials

All AoC Sport full member colleges are invited to nominate players for the England Colleges national team.

The deadline for football nominations is Sunday 20 October 2019.

Players must be 18 on the 1 January 2020 in order to be eligible for the international tour.

Any players that made the 2018-19 national squad are automatically progressed through to the phase two trials.  However, please complete the nomination process as normal.


Phase one trial dates are as follows:

Monday 28 October:                   Bishop Burton College

Tuesday 29 October:                  Newcastle under Lyme College

Thursday 31 October:                Oaklands College

Friday 1 November:                    SGS College, Bristol

The final trial will take place at Hartpury College on:

  • Saturday 9 November for the women with registration from 11:30am.
  • Sunday 10 November for the men with registration from 11.30am.

If you have any questions regarding the football representative trials, please contact


England Colleges national hockey trials

All AoC Sport full member colleges are invited to nominate men’s and women’s players for the hockey national team.

The deadline for hockey nominations is 3 October 2019.  

All nominees must be under 19 students (31 August 2019 – still age restricted due to playing under 16 opposition).

The South trial to include South East, South West, East, London and West Midlands

Date:          9 October 2019
Venue:       Southampton Sports Centre, Thornhill Road, Bassett, Southampton, SO16 7AY.
Time: The trial will run from 12-4pm with registration at 11:45am

The North trial to include North East, North West, East Midlands, London and West Midlands
Date: 10 October 2019
Venue: TBC
Time: The trial will run from 2-4pm with registration at 1.45pm.

The final trial to select the England Colleges squads will be in the Midlands (venue TBC) on Friday 29 November from 11am-4pm with registration from 10.30am.

If you have any questions regarding the hockey representative trials, please contact

National netball trials

All AoC Sport full member colleges are invited to nominate players for the national netball team.

Please ensure you fully complete the nominated player’s representative level, preferred positions and club side.

Players must have or still play at county, regional or national level to be considered.

Before nominating please ensure your players can meet the Netball player selection criteria 2019-20.

The closing date for nominations is Thursday 14 November, after which time you will be contacted to confirm whether your nominated players will attend the final trial.

The final trials will run on 28 November from 12-4pm and 29 November 2019 from 10-3pm at the David Ross Centre, Nottingham University, when a maximum of 20 players will be selected.

All players attending the final trial will need to attend on both days and pay £20 to attend.

If you have any questions regarding the netball representative trials, please contact



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