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St. Bede's Catholic College

ST Bede's

Catholic College

    Sports Complex

    Sports Facilities

    St Bede's has a wide range of sports facilities available to hire by local clubs and organisations. For prices or to book, please visit

    • 3G Football pitch - state of the art all weather 3rd Generation football pitch, ideal for training and matches. The pitch can be hired as a whole, half or third of the pitch during weekday evenings from 6-9pm or at weekends. 
    • Sports Hall - the sports hall is suitable for basketball, netball, badminton, 5-a-side football, volleyball, fitness classes, trampolining and any sport requiring an indoor space.
    • Outdoor Netball/Tennis Courts - the outdoor courts comprise of 3 netball courts and 6 tennis courts.
    • Grass Pitches - St Bede's has 3 full size grass football pitches, 2 junior football pitches, 2 Rugby pitches and a cricket pitch.
    • Athletics Track - This is a 100 metre 8-lane rubber athletics sprint track with a full sized long and triple sand pit.


    St Bede's Sports Facility receives new life-saving defibrillator

    February 2023

    While defibrillators are designed to be easy to use, club officials will also receive training through The FA Education’s free online Sudden Cardiac Arrest course and guidance on how to update their emergency action plans.

    The new defibrillators will be registered with emergency services so any member of the public can use them to help someone experiencing a cardiac arrest.

    Rob King, Headteacher, St Bede's Catholic College said: "We are delighted to have a defibrillator now available for our outdoor sports facilities. Ensuring swift intervention for those in need is vital, and students and external visitors are now even better protected in the event of an emergency".

    Former professional footballer Fabrice Muamba who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest on the pitch in 2012 said:

    “I am a big supporter of the Premier League’s new initiative to fund defibrillators for thousands of grassroots football clubs. I know from personal experience the importance of having access to this type of medical equipment and how vital it is for someone’s survival after suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.

    “Educating people how to use defibrillators is crucial. I really hope the clubs and facilities will encourage as many coaches, players and staff to undertake the training provided and help create safe places to play the game we all love.”

    The Premier League, Football Association and Sport England will work together to ensure that facility developments funded by the Football Foundation incorporate this equipment in the future.

    At least 12 young people, between ages 12-35 years, die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions in the UK every week. Over 30,000 people of all ages suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital every year and less than one in ten survive.

    To find out more about how to complete The FA Education Sudden Cardiac Arrest online course please click here.


    Notes to editors

    About the Premier League

    The Premier League produces some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in 880 million homes in 188 countries.

    About the Football Foundation

    The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK. It champions and supports fair access to quality football facilities for everyone, regardless of gender, race, disability or place.

    The Foundation receives money from the Premier League, The FA and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, through Sport England. This is matched with partnership funding and awarded as grants to create outstanding grassroots facilities that enable better games and attract more players, helping to transform communities.

    Since 2000, it has awarded more than 21,860 grants to improve facilities worth more than £813m – including 996 artificial grass pitches, 9,612 natural grass pitches and 1,258 changing facilities. This has attracted an additional £1bn of partnership funding – totalling over £1.8bn investment in grassroots football so far.

    Through the Foundation, the Premier League, The FA, DCMS and Sport England have come together to create Local Football Facility Plans for every area in England. They identify priority projects where demand is greatest, and the impact will be strongest. They will guide work and stimulate the action required to deliver them over the next 10 years to transform many more local facilities.

    Visit for more information on the Foundation.

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