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AoC Sport is delighted to present the Impact Report for 2020-2021 highlighting our key work to support members during the pandemic.
The 20-page report charts the successful shift to online delivery and the innovative virtual challenges run by AoC Sport. Through integrating sport challenges that students could do at home, thousands of students across the country could participate and have a connection with their peers.
The report also focuses on mental health over the last year and the increased focus to support disabled students in colleges.
The key highlights from the report:
- Nearly 100 colleges participated in the Around the World and Lunar virtual challenges over the last year.
- AoC Sport was one of only two skills from the WorldSkills UK competition who moved their entire competition virtually to deliver the Fitness Trainer Competition.
- Through new FIFA and NBA basketball esports competitions, hundreds of students connected with their teammates and competed in a safe and structured way.
- Delivered a new e-learning platform for the AoC Sport Leadership Academy with bespoke modules for each ambassador programme
- Recruited 140 new Mental Health Ambassadors from 46 college groups as part of the AoC Sport Leadership Academy
- Lobbied the Department for Education throughout the pandemic to ensure exemptions for FE students to participate in sport and physical activity.
The report is available to download below.
Dean Hardman, AoC Director of Sport and Student Experience said:
“Our 2021 Impact Report is like no other we’ve ever had to produce. Everyone knows about the many challenges that colleges and their students have faced over past year, so the very fact that we are in a position to publish an impact report for the past 12 months, highlighting the many achievements in FE sport, is testament to the great work being carried out across the sector to get more young people active and engaged with sport and physical activity.
“It’s been great to reflect on the many and varied programmes that we at AoC Sport and our members and their students have devised and delivered as we look to the future.”