FE Investment Model
FE Investment Model

‘Investing into FE Colleges to develop football communities’

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AoC Sport are delighted to announce £80,000 will be invested into Further Education Colleges and Sixth Form Colleges over the next 2 years to support the growth and development of football in colleges and their local community.

English Colleges FA (ECFA) represents AoC Sport’s football development arm of the organisation. Further Education already plays a vital role in the delivery and development the National Game by providing opportunities for players through the ECFA Player Pathway, establishing partnership with local football clubs to access high quality training and playing facilities and supporting the development of the future volunteer and paid workforce through student leadership programmes and Football Futures.

To build upon this success, working in partnership with The Football Association, AoC Sport will invest up to £3,750 into thirty colleges over the next two years to increase participation, develop student leaders’ employability skills and create local partnerships to deliver colleges’ corporate objectives through football.

In addition this network of colleges will also receive bespoke national training, access the Football Development Quality Framework to evidence the impact college football has on corporate objectives and Ofsted criteria, and receive regular national promotion of their college.

To find out more about this investment model and criteria please click here

The program will continue to deliver into the 16/17 academic year but will now be encompassed within our ECFA College Football Hubs.