What to expect at the 2019 AoC Sport and ECFA National Conference

For the second year in a row, the AoC Sport summer conference and ECFA National Football Conference have joined forces to deliver one, improved and integrated conference for further education.

The conference takes place on Wednesday 5 June in Nottingham and will highlight the important role our sector plays in getting more young people active, whilst looking at how young people are benefiting through education, employment and health outcomes.

The conference, sponsored by Pearson, will feature workshops, engaging presentations and discussions across a wide range of topics relevant to all football, sport and physical activity delegates.

AoC Sport Development Manager Laura Danskin said: “When designing the programme, it was really important to us to ensure our conference was informative but that it also provides the opportunity for delegates to take something away that can have a real impact on their delivery, programmes and the wider college.

“The programme features a wide array of expert speakers and industry leaders and allows delegates to get up to speed with relevant insight and topics relevant to the sector. There is something for everyone from coaching staff to development staff and managers.”

Keynote speakers

Kate Dale – Strategic Lead: Campaigns, Sport England (This Girl Can)

This Girl Can is a multi award-winning campaign from Sport England that helped change the way millions of people think about exercise and physical activity.

Head of brand and digital strategy, Kate Dale is responsible for delivering the campaign and has seen 2.8 million more women get active as a direct result. Kate will explain how the campaign evolved, outline plans for reaching more teenagers from all backgrounds and detail how colleges can get involved.

Graeme Dell – FIFA Futsal Coaching Instructor, Sport England SCTC Board Member and FA Councillor

Through his active leadership roles across The Football Association, FIFA and Sport England (whilst running a successful business and mentoring for the Prince’s Trust); Graeme has a wealth of experience to share on how to get people active and keep them active.

Graeme has copious amounts of coaching knowledge and experience; he played a major role in establishing Futsal in England, led England on the international stage as Head Futsal Coach and now leads the development of Futsal nationwide as Chair of the FA Futsal Committee and FA Strategy: Fast Forward with Futsal.

Graeme has experience coaching at all levels of the game (including Centre of Excellence Director at QPR, first team coach at Wycombe Wanderers and Talent ID for roles for England) and now acts as a FIFA Futsal Coaching Instructor and Ambassador.

Zuleikha Chikh – UCLAN Student and youth leader

Zuleikha has just been recognised in the top 30 Muslim Women in Sport power list 2019. She is a student at the University of Central Lancashire, in her final year studying Sport Business Management.

Zuleikha’s spare time is invested in sport and physical activity as founder of the Universities Women’s Futsal Club, Youth Sport Trust Team Leader, CIMSPA Youth panel member and BUCS student management team member

Venue: De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2TU

Fees: Start at £160

For the list of workshops and exhibitors and to book your place, click here.


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