With the many recent changes happening within the FE sector and in football, this conference will focus on the future of college football. It will explore opportunities to sustain and grow the game whilst developing the people within it, and the key tactics for achieving this.

The conference is your opportunity to…

  • Gain an awareness of The FA’s new National Game Strategy and what this means for college football
  • Find out the latest information on future investment opportunities which you can use to enhance college football and the student experience
  • Discover tools for evidencing the impact football has on college objectives and Ofsted criteria
  • Hear tactics for future proofing college football through apprenticeships
  • Gain support for coaches and college staff in planning and developing college football programmes
  • Consult on the future landscape of college football
  • Network and share ideas with colleges from across the UK

Keynote speakers include…

  • Dan Ashworth, Technical Director, The FA who will explore The FA’s current tactics for coach and player development, share the key elements of The England DNA and outline The FA’s future plans for player and coach development and what this means for college football
  • Rachel Pavlou, National Women’s Football Participation Manager, The FA who will explore tactics for getting more women playing football and discuss the opportunities for FE colleges in developing the women’s game
  • Lauren O’Sullivan, National Football Development Manager, AoC Sport who will discuss AoC Sport’s strategic plans for college football, which aims to devise a more holistic approach to investing in the growth of football in colleges, which in turn will help strengthen colleges

Who should attend…

  • Heads of Sport
  • Sport Development staff
  • College Football Coaches
  • Partners with an interest in College Football



Hilton at St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent

Newborough Road
Burton Upon Trent
DE13 9PD


AoC Sport Member Colleges: £80  + VAT
AoC Member Colleges: £100  + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £360 + VAT
Non-Member (College/Public Sector): £385 + VAT
Non-Member (Commercial): £415 + VAT


If you need accommodation please call Conference Care, our preferred supplier, on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending an AoC Conference.

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Registration enquiries:
020 7034 2620

Finance enquiries:
020 7034 9908


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