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:

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.

RegionDateLocationTimeBooking link
EastMonday 23 SeptemberCambridge Regional CollegeCurriculum 10:30
Operations 15:00
Booking link
South East OperationsThursday 26 SeptemberPeter Symonds College10:30-12:30Booking link
South East CurriculumMonday 18 NovemberQueen Mary’s College10:00-15:00Booking link
South WestThursday 3 OctoberTaunton Conference Centre (Bridgwater and Taunton College)09:45-13:00Booking link
London OperationsFriday 4 OctoberAoC Office, Stedham Place, London 13:00-15:30Booking link
North WestFriday 4 OctoberEccles Sixth Form CollegeOperations 10:30
Curriculum 12:30
Booking link
North East Thursday 10 OctoberGateshead College Academy of SportCurriculum 10:00
Operations 12:30
Booking link
East and West MidlandsTuesday 15 OctoberJames Watt College (BMet)Curriculum 10:00
Operations 12:30
Yorkshire and The HumberTuesday 22 OctoberSheffield College Hillsborough CampusOperations 10:00
Curriculum 12:30
Booking link

Regional Tournaments

Regional tournaments are open to students in AoC Sport member colleges and are held in the autumn term. For more information click here.