Tournament organisers needed for 2021 Regional Tournaments 

AoC Sport is recruiting tournament organisers for Regional Tournaments – the qualifying events for the AoC Sport National Championships . 

AoC Sport is the lead membership organisation for college sport and physical activity and is an Association of Colleges (AoC) subsidiary company. AoC Sport encourages and supports every student to participate in sport and physical activity as an integrated part of their college experience.  

Our Regional Tournaments take place during the autumn term in each of our nine regions in 12 sports, and tournament organisers would be responsible for ensuring their sports competition runs smoothly. 

The Regional Tournaments attract the best student athletes from across each region with the winners of each sport qualifying to represent their respective region at the AoC Sport National Championships, which have been held at the University of Nottingham for the last three years. 

About the role

You don’t necessarily need to have volunteered in sport before and you could be a student, member of college staff, community sports club volunteer, or just interested in supporting our Regional Tournaments. 

Experience of organising events is not essential, but it would be beneficial if you did have some specific knowledge and experience in the sport of your choice. Ultimately, we are looking for people who are:

  • Confident and comfortable working with large groups 
  • Good communicators 
  • Reliable  
  • Enthusiastic 
  • Able to solve problems 

A full role description can be found here.

The position is a voluntary role which will receive a £50 expense payment in recognition of the time given to support the event. Tournament organisers will need to make their own way to their event and will be required to attend an online training session ahead of the events.

Venue details and dates can be found on the Regional Tournament page.

We are looking for Tournament Organisers in the following sports in the following regions;

North West 

Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Cricket, Football, Hockey 

North East 

Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Netball, Table Tennis, Volleyball 


Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Table Tennis, Volleyball 

West Midlands 

Badminton, Netball, Rugby, Table Tennis 

East Midlands 

Cross Country, Football, Rugby  


Basketball, Football, Pan-disability Football, Netball 


Badminton, Basketball, Football, Netball, Table Tennis 

South East 

Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Pan-disability Football, Hockey, Rugby, Table Tennis, Volleyball 

South West 

Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Netball, Rugby 

How to apply

You can apply to be a tournament organiser by completing this form.

The initial deadline for applications is Friday, 17 September but rolling recruitment will take place in line with when events are due to take place. 

If you have any questions, please contact; 

Midlands – Angus Milligan

South East & South West – Alix Jenner

East & London – Charlotte Jane

North West – Sam Strickson

Yorkshire & North East- Matthew Hinchley