Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Herts, SG1 1NJ

01438 351198


Miss E Shaw

© Bedwell Primary
School, 2020

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 leagues, with all 3 teams playing regular matches throughout the Autumn and Spring terms. We also run weekly trainng for Year 1/2 throughout the year, as well as inter-house and 3-a-side intra-school competitions during the Summer Term!

    We have worked really hard to improve our football over the last few years, and as a result we've made some huge steps forward, with our Girls winning the Hertfordshire Cup and Stevenage League in 2018/19. We've also been delighted to see one of our most talented players recruited to play for the Stevenage District side this year, while over the last twelve months we have also hosted the Stevenage Year 3/4 tournament, the annual SDPSFA 3-a-side event and the Stevenage Primary Schools FA finals night.

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  • February
    After a break over the worst of the winter, our Year 5/6 Football Team were finally back in action in the penultimate week of the half-term, taking on Martins Wood. With two players unavailable, it was a first outing for Raegan in goal - and our unfamiliar line-up led to a wobbly start and two goals conceded in the first five minutes. However, once again the team showed fantastic resilience and determination, fighting back and levelling the score at 2-2 by half-time thanks to two goals from Billy. In the second half, it was much tighter, with chances at both ends cut-off by strong defence and goalkeeping. It looked like the match was going to end in a deserved draw until, with about three minutes left, Martins Wood broke through and scored the winner. We threw everyone forward, but we couldn’t get another goal, and the match ended with a 3-2 loss. It was a tough result, but we learnt a lot from the game, and will come back even stronger in our next match.
  • October
    Our Football Teams were in action early in the term, with our Girls team first to kick-off their season when they headed to Marriotts for the Stevenage FA Autumn Tournament. With lots of new faces joining the team (and playing their first ever competitive games), it was a bit of an uphill learning curve. With Arifah and Zara working their socks off in midfield, the girls drew their first game 0-0, and then lost their second (despite a brilliant penalty save from Ronie), which meant that they went out of the competition. The team were back in action three weeks later, when they played Knebworth in their first League Game. It was really close from start to end, and it was clear how much some of the less experienced players had learnt from the tournament matches, getting much more involved in the game. Unfortunately, this wasn’t quite enough, and the team lost 1-0.

    The mixed team also kicked-off their season with the Autumn Tournament, playing in the group stage which we hosted at Bedwell. George, Ronnie and Raegan really shone in defence, holding off very strong Knebworth and St Vincent sides and helping the team to finish the group with one win, one loss and two draws. That wasn’t quite enough to see the team through to the finals, but it was a really promising way to start to the year. On the last night before half-term, the team took-on Shephalbury Park in the first round of the Stevenage FA Cup. After coming from a goal down to tie the score at 1-1 in the second half, things were set for a nail-biting finish - until a speculative shot ballooonef over Samuel in gaol, to give Shephalbury the lead with five minutes to play. Forced to chase the game and throw players forward, we conceded two more in the dying minutes, and lost 4-1.

  • May
    Our Girls team came into the term with chances of success on three fronts. First up, they had made it through to the semi-finals of the County Wix Cup, where they took on the best school teams in Hertfordshire. We headed down to Colney Heath FC, where the semi-finals and finals were played in front of a paying crowd (an exciting first for most of us). A comfortable 3-0 win saw the girls through to the final, where they faced a much tougher test. After going 1-0 down in the first half, it was an amazing, whole-team effort that saw them fight back to win 2-1 and become County Champions!

    Next-up was the climax to the Stevenage Girls League season. The key game saw us take on Almond Hill School, with both teams going into the match undefeated so far this year. It was incredibly close, with everyone having toplay at the top of their game to secure a hard-fought 1-0 win. As a result, the girls secured the Division 1 title for the first time.

    Finally, the one trophy that remained to be won was the Stevenage Schools FA Girls Cup. In the semi-finals, Sara was on awesome form, and the girls ran-out to a 5-0 victory - which meant they made it to Finals Night, which we hosted at Bedwell. Taking on a Round Diamond team featuring four District players, we knew we needed to be on top form - and our resolve was really tested when the opposition went 1-0 up in the first half. At the moment they needed it, however, the girls played their best football of the season, and - with Sara scoring another two excellent goals - the team edged out a 2-1 win.

    At the presentations afterwards, the team collected the Schools FA Cup, the League Winners Shied and an awful lot of medals in front of a hall full of parents, coaches and players. Natasha also won our Most Improved Player award, while Sara collected a (hugely deserved) Player of the Season prize.

  • April
    In the final week before Easter our Girls Football team travelled to St Albans for the Hertfordshire Wix Cup Quarter Finals tournament, where we represented Stevenage. The girls played amazingly and Sara in particular received some fantastic compliments from the organisers and opposition coaches. The team won one and drew two of their games, which saw them win their group and head to the semi-finals next month!



Latest Results
Year 5/6 Girls Cup
Ashtree 1 - 0 Bedwell
Year 5/6 League
Martins Wood 3 - 2 Bedwell
Year 5/6 League
St Nicholas 3 - 5 Bedwell
Year 5/6 League
Bedwell 2 - 1 Almond Hill
Year 5/6 FA Cup
Bedwell 1 - 4 Shephalbury Park
Year 5/6 Girls League
Bedwell 0 - 1 Knebworth
Year 3/4 Friendly
Bedwell 3 - 0 Codicote
Year 5/6 Girls Cup Final
Bedwell 2 - 1 Round Diamond
Year 5/6 Girls League
Almond Hill 0 - 1 Bedwell






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