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About AoC Sport

AoC Sport is the membership organisation for colleges, leading the development of sport and physical activity in 16+ education. We believe that sport and physical activity are essential components of college life, giving students significant advantages in education, employment and health. Our vision is for every college student to participate regularly in sport or physical activity. Our purpose is to promote, support and deliver college sport and physical activity.

We work to:

1. Promote – We champion the education, employment and health benefits of participation in sport or physical activity.

2. Support – We are the trusted voice for college sport and physical activity, driving improvement, attracting funding for the sector and shaping the further education sporting landscape.

3. Deliver – We design and deliver competitions, activities and advice that meet the needs of students, member colleges and external agencies.
Our work falls into four main strands: competition, policy, sports development and football development (through our English Colleges FA arm).

AoC Sport values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities for all who work at AoC Sport. AoC aims to treat employees, volunteers, competitors, and members fairly, and is committed to achieving greater diversity in the governance and strategic leadership of the organisation in respect of gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+, and other protected characteristics. The AoC Sport Board has set a target of achieving a minimum of 30% of each gender on the Board.

Association of Colleges

Association of Colleges is the national voice for further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges in England. We are a not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1996 by colleges, for colleges. Our members make up almost 95% of the sector – transforming 2.2 million lives each year.

Acting as the collective voice, we represent and promote the interests of colleges, and provide our members with high-quality professional support services, including training, events, and recruitment.