SURVEY: Opportunity to help shape college football and futsal offer

What is your opinion of AoC Sport’s/ECFA’s football and futsal competitions? We want to hear from you!

AoC Sport/ECFA has commissioned an independent consultant, Switch The Play, to carry out a full review of the ECFA competitions offer, including our leagues, cups, regional tournaments, and local development opportunities, spanning the men’s, women’s, disability and futsal pathways.

We are now keen to take this opportunity to listen to staff and students from the sector to understand what you want from your football and futsal competition offer, and to help us shape the future. We are committed to continuous improvement, but we need your help to do this!

Staff survey: (approx 25-30 mins to complete)

The staff survey should be completed by any staff that have an involvement in the football/futsal programme – from senior managers, budget holders, academic staff, to sports development officers and of course the coaches. The more responses from each college the better and there are prizes on offer.

Deadline 17 May 2019

Please take your time and think carefully about your responses.

Student survey: (approx 15 min to complete)

This survey should be completed by current football and futsal players, as well as those who just play socially and even those who do not play at all! We want a diverse range of students’ opinions and we would therefore really value your help in disseminating the survey across your institution.

Deadline 17 May 2019

Please take your time and think carefully about your responses.

Prizes on offer for completion!

Three students and members of staff will be drawn at random to win:

  • 2 tickets for England v Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium (7 Sept)


  • £50 Amazon voucher


  • Nike training kit (RRP £99)

The institution who gets the most player responses will win:

  • A full squad’s Nike training kit: 24 x jerseys, rain jackets and shorts


  • A tour of Wembley Stadium

Consultation Opportunity

Staff are invited to attend a consultation event to provide thoughts directly to Switch the Play.

Staff North (Tuesday 7 May, 10:30am – 1pm, The Sheffield College))

Staff Midlands (Wednesday 1 May, 10:30am – 1pm, Walsall FC (Bescot Stadium))

Students Midlands (Thursday 2 May, 10:30am – 1pm, Walsall FC (Bescot Stadium))

Staff South (Wednesday 8 May, 10:30am – 1pm, Hampshire FA (RG23 8BF))

Please book on here:


Switch the Play will be presenting their findings and recommendations to ECFA Committee on 17 June 2019.

We look forward to feeding back to the sector after this date.

A huge thank you in advance for your engagement in the ECFA competitions review.

If you have any questions on this process, please do not hesitate to contact (National Football Development Officer)


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