BCS is a membership organisation representing the sporting interests of students and Further Education Colleges across the whole of the UK.

Each member college has a representative on their regional committee from which democratic decisions are made on the organisation of sport on a local, regional and national level.

Working with AoC, FFORWM and other bodies British Colleges Sport is now at the forefront of decision making and lobbying for college sport on a regional, national and UK wide basis.

BCS became a company limited by guarantee in August 2011 after a vote by member colleges at an EGM held during the BCS/AoC Sports Conference.  The formation of the new company will enable BCS to move forward and help cement the relationship between BCS and the AOC. As part of the FE Sports Strategy, BCS is now responsible for the following strands of college sport.

  • Support to colleges to deliver Intra-College events, and the management and delivery of a full programme of intra and inter-College competition including leagues, cups, regional and national championships.
  • The development of a vibrant leadership and volunteering programme with deployment opportunities available for students on a local, regional and national level.
  • Partnerships with National Governing Bodies of Sport and programmes to support their sports specific plans.


'Sport has a major contribution to make in sustaining healthy lifestyles and promoting successful learning in Colleges.  Working together BCS and AoC have begun to build a concerted voice for sport in Colleges, promoting engagement with Sport England and sport's National Governing Bodies and redressing, at least partially, the effects of funding cuts for FESCOs.  There is more to do but a concerted voice will; I am sure, enable progress to continue to be made'.   

Martin Doel, Chief Executive, AoC



BCS is run by a board made up of Principals' and Senior Management from the ten geographical regions.

Regions have their own Executive Committees, usually involving a college principal and staff from affiliated colleges.

Each region looks after their own internal affairs and the selection of their representative competitors in the National Championships.

Mission Statement - "We encourage and enable students and colleges to develop their potential by providing sporting oppoortunitities and services"