Our new initiative Team Bede’s was launched by the Sports department during Summer 2017.
We are fortunate to have so many talented coaches and Heads and Directors of Sport at Bede’s, and the Sports department became conscious they held common values and ideas that were perhaps going unspoken.
Bede’s offers over 20 different sporting activities across the academic year, all supported by peerless Strength and Conditioning provision.
Concerned that elements of our provision might become disparate, we sought a means of sharing best practice in relation to sporting philosophy, coaching methodology and expertise.
This process culminated in the launch of Team Bede’s at the Summer Term’s Sports Awards evening in June 2017.
We determined that the six key ideals of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Humility, Discipline and Leadership should underpin all of our sports provision, and have plans in place to explicitly develop these qualities in every Bedian during the coming year and beyond.
Although this is not a major sea change, you may notice various new displays, kit elements and equipment items sporting our Team Bede’s logo, and note we are using the hashtag #teambedes on social media.
Inspire each generation.
Sport plays a fundamental part of life at Bede's.
With a nationally-recognised programme, world-class facilities and specialist coaches, opportunity, drive and participation is at the heart of what we do. Whether pursuing sport as a career or a hobby, Bede's pupils are encouraged to exceed all expectations, grow in confidence and develop a life-long passion for health and fitness.
“ Coming from my background in the professional leisure industry, I can say with some authority that the opportunities Bede's students have, both in terms of coaching and facilities, are absolutely outstanding. ”
David Byrne , Head of Sport and Player Development Coach
Team Bede's News
4 September 2019
On Monday 2 September, the Bede’s U15 Girls Cricket team were declared champions at the National Schools Sports Magazine Final.
26 June 2019
Today proved to be a winning day for the Bede's U14 Boys, U15 Girls and U17 cricket teams.
13 June 2019
Several footballers from Bede’s Senior School have recently competed in a series of high-level tournaments.