Bede's

Football

Our Vision: To get the best out of every individual we work with 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. 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 (photographed above in line with government guidelines in August 2020); this is a fantastic achievement, and testament to our players' hard work and dedication to the sport.

We have strong links with Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club and regular competitions with Crystal Palace Football Club.

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 Lisbon in October 2019.

Coaching is led by our Director of Football, David Caryer, UEFA A pre and ISFA 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