Football Club

Bedwell Football Club has expanded rapidly over the last five years, and we now have over 70 boys and girls training with us every week. This year we are fielding teams in the Year 5/6 mixed, Year 5/6 girls and Year 3/4 competitions, with four teams (including a Year 5/6 'B' team for the first time) playing regular matches throughout the Autumn and Spring terms. We also run weekly training for Year 1/2 throughout the year, as well as inter-house and 3-a-side intra-school competitions during the Summer Term! 


We are also the home of the Stevenage and District Primary Schools FA, hosting Year 3/4, Year 5/6 Mixed and Year 5/6 Girls tournaments as well as the annual SDPSFA Cup Finals and presentations. This year we also organised and hosted the first Stevenage Year 3/4 Girls Festival as part of the FA's Biggest Ever Football Session initiative. Finally, we've been delighted to see some of our most talented players recruited to play for the Stevenage District side over recent years.

"Staff provide a range of additional activities and opportunities including sports clubs and visits to places of interest. These broaden pupils experience and raise their aspirations."

Ofsted report, 2022

Year 3/4 Mixed Team

We started the Spring with a tough match against Codicote, with Andrei making some excellent saves to keep us in the game and player-of-the-match Jazzi proving her huge value to the team as our unpassable, no-nonsense, one person defence. Our second game saw us taking on Giles Juniors. Two first-half goals from Toby (both from Max’s corner kicks) saw us take a deserved lead, which we built on in the second-half when Frankie buried his penalty in the top corner.

Year 5/6 Girls Team

Our Football season kicked-off with the Stevenage Schools FA Autumn Tournaments, which we hosted at Bedwell. Our girls were in action first, taking on teams from 11 other schools. With many of the team playing their first competitive game, they performed really strongly, and while goals were hard to come by, our defence was hugely impressive, only conceding two goals all afternoon.

Since then, the team have grown in confidence and tactical understanding, with Poppy and Jazzi putting in stand-out performances at the heart of the team. Highlights of the season so far have been Kamilla's last-minute equaliser against St Nicholas and Ella's effort and determination,  which have seen her move from occasional sub to guaranteed starter!    

Year 5/6 Mixed Team

Our Mixed team performed brilliantly in their start-of-season tournament, qualifying from their group, making it to the semi-finals of the event and showing that they have the potential to be one of the best teams in the District this year.

In the Spring, our 'A' team reached the quarter-finals of the Stevenage Cup and moving up Division 1 with a convincing win over The Leys in the last week of term. Meanwhile, our 'B' team put in some great displays to keep games tight up against the 'A' teams from some large schools, and picked-up their first point of the season with a hard-fought draw against Camps Hill.