AoC Sport works with colleges across the nine English regions and Wales to develop and deliver competitive, recreational and volunteering opportunities for all students.
In England, we work closely with the Association of Colleges’ regional offices to provide training opportunities, quality improvement programmes, network meetings, events, and policy advice to help colleges maximise the impact of sport and physical activity.
Our staff have strong relationships with the AoC regional offices, and this ensures that member colleges’ views shape and influence our work at all levels.
For more information on what is happening in each region, please click on the links below:
- East Midlands
- North East
- North West
- South East
- South West
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire & The Humber
Regional Network Meetings
The AoC Sport Regional Network meetings provide a forum for professional exchange in an informal setting.
They are an opportunity to hear relevant updates from AoC Sport and external partners, support the exchange of good practice, and act as a springboard for collaborative development projects between colleges.
The network supports the development of all aspects of sport-related activity in colleges and forms a key regional component of AoC Sport’s wider strategy – Fit for College, Fit for Work, Fit for Life
The network meetings are chaired by a practitioner from a member college and all members are encouraged to suggest agenda items and speakers they would like to hear from at meetings.
Each network is split into two sessions, the Heads of Sport meeting focuses on curriculum and strategic issues whilst the Operations meetings focuses on competition and sport development.
Region Date Location Time Booking link
East Monday 23 September Cambridge Regional College Curriculum 10:30
South East Operations Thursday 26 September Peter Symonds College 10:30-12:30 Booking link
South East Curriculum Monday 18 November Queen Mary’s College 10:00-15:00 Booking link
South West Thursday 3 October Taunton Conference Centre (Bridgwater and Taunton College) 09:45-13:00 Booking link
London Operations Friday 4 October AoC Office, Stedham Place, London 13:00-15:30 Booking link
North West Friday 4 October Eccles Sixth Form College Operations 10:30
North East Thursday 10 October Gateshead College Academy of Sport Curriculum 10:00
East and West Midlands Tuesday 15 October James Watt College (BMet) Curriculum 10:00
Yorkshire and The Humber Tuesday 22 October Sheffield College Hillsborough Campus Operations 10:00
Regional tournaments are open to students in AoC Sport member colleges and are held in the autumn term. For more information click here.