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Natspec Games

Since 2016, Natspec has been organising the Natspec Games. This national sport competition provides inclusive sporting opportunities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities across Natspec member colleges.

The Natspec Games, supported by AoC Sport, are held each year. Host colleges provide a variety of inclusive sporting opportunities for students to take part in. Fun is the aim of the day, but we also give students a chance to demonstrate and celebrate their skills.

Most years, we also host an online Virtual Natspec Games Week to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of our programme. This online week usually involves a selection of daily live workouts and activities – held on Zoom – that colleges can take part together, as well as a whole host of pre-recorded workouts and activities that can fit around curriculum delivery (these are hosted on our YouTube channel for easy access).

This video was taken at the 2019 South West Natspec Games, hosted at ROC College, and shows the range of activities on offer to the students.

For more information about the Natspec Games and future sporting opportunities for young people with SEND, please get in touch with us at

Could you host a Natspec Games event?

AoC Sport are always on the lookout for willing hosts for our in-person games events. Each year we aim to provide at least threes venues across the North, South and the Midlands during the summer term. AoC Sport will provide funding and support to help you run your event for other Natspec colleges to attend. If you would be interested in hosting, please let us know at and we’ll pass on your details!

Natspec Games with Landmarks Specialist College

16 May 2024
As part of our Natspec Games 2024 programme, Landmarks Specialist College will be hosting an in-person event on Thursday 16 May, at Renishaw & Spinkhill Community Hall,  Sheffield, S21 3UW […]

Seashell Inter-College Sports Day, in Partnership with Natspec Games

20 June 2024
Open to Natspec members, the ever-popular Inter-College Sports Day, hosted by Seashell Trust, is taking place again this year on 20 June at Sportcity, Manchester as part of our Natspec Games programme.

Natspec Games 2021 Impact Report

The 2021 Natspec Games were held virtually in collaboration with AoC.

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