Our Vision: To get the best out of every individual we work with through unrivalled contact time and provide every player with a future football pathway once they leave Bede’s.

We have a total of 14 teams and around a third of the School regularly representing the School and all players receiving at least two training sessions per week plus fixtures on Saturdays. We have an extensive fixtures list, playing some of the strongest football schools in the country such as Bradfield, Eton, Millfield and many more. Unusually for an independent school, Bede’s Football Programme also runs throughout the year, rather than just during the winter months. 

In 2018, Bede’s became a member of the HUDL league at Senior 1st XI level, which consists of the strongest independent footballing schools across the country. We were delighted to be announced HUDL League Champions in May 2020 and EFSA U18 National Champions in May 2022; this is a fantastic achievement, and testament to our players' hard work and dedication to the sport. 

The Junior A teams play in the Elgin Southern League with the U15s being current Champions in the 2021/22 season.

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Each year, Bede’s Football department tours to top European academies.  In the last four years, we have visited AFC Ajax in Amsterdam, Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid and SL Benfica, Lisbon.

Pictured is the Bede's pre-season tour to Porto in September 2022.

Coaching is led by our Director of Football, David Caryer, UEFA A pre and Sussex coach. He is supported by former professional footballer, Dan Harding (Brighton and Hove Albion, Southampton and Ipswich Town); and Director of Swerve Football Academy, Oliver Davies.

Football at Bede's Booklet

U18 ESFA Champions
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Bede's football players
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U18 Semi Final

U18 ESFA Champions