Reflections from the AoC Sport and ECFA National Conference
The annual AoC Sport and ECFA National Conference took place earlier this month.
The event, sponsored by Pearson, included speakers and breakout sessions from a wide range of topics in sport and football development.
For those who could not make it, here is a roundup of what took place across the day.
— AoC Sport (@AoC_Sport) June 5, 2019
Brilliant to listen to @_zuleikha7 talking about the employability skills she has gained volunteering in sport @UCLan 'It's about letting people know about who you are and what you want to do. I have developed so many skills I didn't think I would' #inspirational
— Rachel Walker (@RachelWalker80) June 5, 2019
Exploration of the new Education Inspection Framework for sport and physical activity
"If a piece of software could improve students attainment, mental wellbeing & attendance colleges would buy into it" @mattrhodes84 in the Ofsted session at @AoC_Sport conference #AoCSportConference #EveryStudentActive pic.twitter.com/bVQSfUCVD9
— Kirstie Hickson (@KirstieHickson) June 5, 2019
I've been speaking to sports colleagues at the @AoC_Sport #AoCSportConference this morning about how we describe the 'intent, implementation and impact' of sport & physical activity in colleges as a vital part of our students' Personal and Social Development. pic.twitter.com/orPGMCBmed
— Eddie Playfair (@eddieplayfair) June 5, 2019
Why sports and esports should be working closer together:
ECFA Competition Review:
Switch The Play tested early findings and themes from the recent sector consultation on FE Football with delegates as part of the ECFA Competition Review.
The workshop will help shape the key recommendations going to ECFA Committee on 17 June 2019.
Developing futsal across FE:
John Folwell from the Football Association shared The FA’s vision and plans for futsal development and the key role colleges play. Delegates shared ideas on how to develop futsal within their institutions.
— English Colleges FA (@ECFA12) June 5, 2019
ECFA and Catapult Sports/PlayerTek:
AoC Sport congratulated and briefed ECFA Cat 1 National League Teams ahead of the new season and were joined by Conor and Kieran from Catapult Sports. Together we shared information on our exciting new partnership and delegates explored the benefits of PlayerTek GPS technology within education and sport performance settings.
Vicky Macqueen delivered a masterclass on Transition 101, highlighting the imperative nature of colleges and coaches to support their students to build the key skills required to fulfil their potential through and beyond sport.
The workshop raised awareness of the change process athletes go through when transitioning out of sport, and how colleges are well placed to support their students through this, focusing on maximising potential and controlling the controllables.
Thank you to all the delegates, speakers and exhibitors who attended this year’s event. We hope to see you again in June 2020!