Health and Physical Activity

The first national sport competition for college students with complex learning difficulties and disabilities

Useful resources and information

Sport and Physical Activity supports student wellbeing, motivation, confidence and achievement, as well as giving them important life skills. Download the information and guidance below to find out more about the evidence and best practice

Tennis Events

AoC Sport, in partnership with the Tennis Foundation, have delivered two tennis events for AoC Sport and Natspec colleges in June 2018. The events, which took place at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton and the University of Warwick, provided the students with expert coaching to develop their tennis skills as well as taking part in fun games and activities. The students benefitted from taking part in the events as it helped to improve their tennis skills, confidence, fitness, fine and gross motor skills and they were able to meet students from other colleges. One college said: “It was an excellent opportunity for students to get involved with tennis and engage with other colleges. Coaches delivered sessions to cater for all abilities, the session was fun and gave the opportunity for students to make new friends.”

We are looking forward to hosting more physical activity and sport events for AoC Sport and Natspec colleges in 2018/19.

The Natspec Games

In May 2018, Natspec organised the 3rd national sport competition for college students with complex learning difficulties and disabilities.

The Natspec Games, supported by Sport England and AoC Sport, will be held each year and represents an opportunity for students to participate in a number of sports, have fun and demonstrate and celebrate their skills.

Read more about the success stories from the 2018 games.

External Websites

External websites and resources to support sport and physical activity in your college: