Sports Results: Autumn Term - Week 3


Senior School


Football @ ESFA National 6s

National 6s

Bede’s six-a-side team side for this year’s ESFA National 6s tournament consisted of Gregor Shaw, Josh Goldin, Matt Pickering, Patrick Dallaway, Harry Blackman, Isaac Drogba, Tommy Trenaman, Diego Richardson, Oli Welbourn, all of whom helped to run the Bede’s Challenge Shield before clambering into the bus for a long drive to Bolton.

We started the tournament against a strong Manchester Grammar school, with Isaac Drogba scoring early and Bede’s dominating the game, however the last kick of the match saw Manchester awarded a penalty.

Gregor Shaw thankfully made a fantastic stop and Bede’s had their first 3 points of the tournament. 

Wins against Oldham Hulme, Dulwich and St Bede’s College followed, meaning Bede’s would face a top-of-the-table decider against Repton to complete the group stage.

Bede’s dominated the first half, and only a fantastic display from the opposition goal keeper kept us out.

The second half was also even – up until one long ball and high-class finish from Repton caught Bede’s out and Repton ran out 1-0 Winners.

Despite this loss, Bede's qualified for the final 8 and faced the tournament favourites, Royal Russell. 

Bede’s started well, and if Patrick Dallaway's strike had been an inch further to the right (and therefore hadn’t hit the post!) the game could have gone a very different way.

The second half saw Royal Russell start brighter, and the toll of playing 5 games of six-a-side on full size pitches was kicking in; Royal Russell scored halfway through the second half a weary Bede’s side failed to equalise.

The boys nonetheless showed great attitude and team work throughout the day, and the games they lost came down to very small margins. Alas, that is tournament football.

The experience was invaluable, especially for the younger players. Let’s hope we can capitalise on what we’ve learned and bring the trophy home again next year.


Football versus Ibstock Place School

1sts won 4-0


Football versus Box Hill School

U15As won 6-4


Football versus Hampton School

1sts won 1-0

2nds won 3-1

3rds lost 3-1

4ths lost 4-0

5ths lost 9-0

U15As lost 3-0

U15Bs lost 5-2

U15Cs lost 9-0

U14As lost 3-1

U14Bs lost 7-2

U14Cs lost 10-0


Football versus Lewes Old Grammar School

U15Bs lost 4-2 (v LOGS U15As)


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Hockey versus Buckswood School

2nd XI drew 0-0


Hockey versus Roedean School

U15As won 2-0

U14Bs lost 2-0


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Netball versus Saracens

U17s won 22-11


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Squash versus Trinity School Croydon

1sts lost 3-2

2nds lost 3-2


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Swimming @ Brighton Ken Deeley Open

Bede’s Senior School swimmers were in fine form at the opening swimming meet of the season.

A team of 10 swimmers from across the School represented their home clubs at this meet and scooped numerous medals and personal best times across the board.

6 Gold medals were achieved: 2 a piece from Milly Widdop (Girls 13yrs 50m breaststroke and 100m Individual Medley), Tom Barden (Boys 13yrs 50m butterfly and backstroke) and Harriet Farrington (Girls 15yrs and older 50m butterfly and 100m Individual Medley), all in super-fast times, near or better than their personal bests.

Harriet Farrington continued her impressive meet by gaining silver medals in her other 3 events, with Milly Widdop adding 2 more silvers, and Tom Barden and Thomas Exall (Boys 13yrs 50m freestyle) finishing the flurry of silver medals.

Thomas Exall added to his medal collection with two bronzes (Boys 13yrs 50m butterfly and breaststroke) and Angel Lau stopped the clock in an impressive 37.53 secs to take bronze in the Girls 15years and older 50m breaststroke.

Sam Avery swam a strong 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly along with James Grimmond in the Boys 15years and older age group to post consideration times for the South East Regional swimming championships later in the year.

James Pears gained his first Sussex County Qualifying time by finishing in a time of 29.13secs in the Boys 15years and older 50m butterfly and Roz Scarff swam strong all round in her 5 events in the Girls 15years and older age group, gaining a PB in her 50m breaststroke.

Monty Filmer-Cox also had a great day of racing, recording personal best times in 4 of his events, finishing 8th in the Boys 13yrs 100m Individual medley in a strong best time.


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Prep School


Football versus Holmewood House

1sts won 3-0

2nds drew 4-4

3rds won 7-0

Colts drew 3-3

U10As lost 2-0

U10Bs lost 6-2

U9As lost 3-1

U9Bs lost 8-0


Colts @ Lancing College Sixes

Colts at Lancing

Colts won 1-0 versus Great Walstead

Colts won 8-1 versus Belmont

Colts lost 3-2 versus Windlesham House

Colts won 3-1 versus Copthorne

Colts won 1-0 versus St Paul’s

Colts won 2-0 versus Dorset House (Quarter Final)

Colts won 2-0 versus Priory (Semi Final)

Colts won 1-0 versus Windlesham House (Final)


Mr Atherton’s Full Report:

With 24 schools entered every year this is one of the biggest tournaments we take part in, with teams from Sussex, Surrey and Kent taking part. To win it once deserves huge credit. To win it twice in the last three years is almost unheard of!

Initially we were placed in a very tough group of six, and we needed to come in the top two to move forward into the knockout stages. Great Walstead are always tough to beat and a narrow 1-0 win was a big step towards a top two finish. An 8-1 win against a weak Belmont side was then followed by our only defeat of the afternoon against a skilful Windlesham side, to whom we eventually lost 2-3, although at least one of their goals was gifted to them.

We then knew that we had to win our final two matches to secure the top two spot and duly did so, beating Copthorne 3-1 and a strong St.Paul’s side 1-0.

We were now into the quarters and as runners-up of our group had to play Dorset House, the winners of their group. We must have been in the ‘Group of Death’ because we beat Dorset comfortably 2-0 and did not find them to be as capable as Great Walstead, Windlesham, or St.Paul’s. The same could be said of our 2-0 semi-final win against Priory. The games seemed to be getting easier rather than harder!

As if to prove that we really were in a tough group to start, we found ourselves playing Windlesham in the final!

We may have lost to them in the group stage, but there was nothing between the two sides and I was confident that we could reverse the earlier result. It was always going to be close, but Boston Gilbert’s goal was enough to win us the game, and with it the prestigious trophy for the second time in three years.

Just to put the icing on the cake, Boston was awarded ‘Player of the Tournament’. Not bad considering there would have been over 200 players there!

Well done to all the players who took part. It may have been a ‘sixes’ tournament, but on a hot day being able to rotate 9 equally strong players was one of the contributing factors in our tournament win.


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Hockey versus Holmewood House

U11 Girls

The U11 Girls

1sts won 6-0

2nds won 6-0

3rds won 2-1

U11s lost 2-0

U10s drew 0-0


Hockey versus Windlesham House

1sts won 8-3

2nds lost 5-3

U11s lost 2-0

U10s lost 1-0


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Swimming versus Claremont Prep School (Girls)

U13As won

U12As won

U11As won

U10As won


Mrs Jebb’s Full Report:

Bede’s Prep School’s swimming teams had a great start to Autumn Season, with the U10, U11, U12 and U13 girls all winning against Claremont, with several members of the team competing in their first Bede’s swimming gala.

Ellie Abel and Kirstin Orr got Bede’s off to a flying start with a 1st and 2nd in the U12 Individual Medley followed by Maddy Baldwin Charles who came a very close second place in the U13 I.M.

The U10 team were on form achieving 1st place in all their Individual events and both the relays. Well done to Margot Cabaret, Izzy Davies, Olivia Driver, Nia Hooton and Amelia Williams.

The U11’s welcomed Kayla Ginger to the team, she swam really well taking 1st place in her Individual event. The U11 team worked hard and took close 2nd places in the other events.

The U12 team welcomed Ellie Abel to the team who recently achieved her first County time in 50m Breaststroke, she continued her form in the gala with three 1st places in her individual events. Kirstin Orr, Lizzie Morgan and Ayaka Amos swam very well either taking 1st or 2nd places in their respective races.

The U13 team were joined by another new pupil to Bede’s, Maddy Baldwin Charles who also proved to be a real asset to the team taking 1st place in her individual events. Mimi Cisotti was on form with a great swim in her Butterfly race, Amelia Entwisle swam very well in her breaststroke taking a close 2nd position. Well done to Alex Hawkins who swam an amazing backstroke race narrowly missing a 1st place. The U13 team closed the gala with two 1st places in the Freestyle and Medley Relays.

Overall a fantastic gala. Well done everyone!

Bede’s – 166 points

Claremont 150 points


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