Sport

At St Bede’s College, we are incredibly proud that in excess of 85% of our young men are engaged in any of our 33 co-curricular activities for sport.


The College fully supports the philosophy of Balance is Better. We believe that providing quality sporting experiences for our students will not only see them become lifelong lovers of sport but also positive contributors to society moving forward.


Our aim is to keep students involved in a variety of sports for as long as possible whilst providing safe, fair and inclusive sporting environments which will allow them to develop. 


Sport at St Bede’s is characterised by all students achieving personal excellence through their commitment to challenge themselves whilst being supported by high quality coaching and first-class facilities. We set high expectations for our young men and expect them to be the best they can be both on and off the field. We are proud of all our students’ achievements and regularly recognise this within our community.


Students compete with distinction at local, national and international levels and we have a proud and strong tradition of competing at the highest levels in National Secondary Schools’ Competitions.


Traditional fixtures take place with strong sporting schools in New Zealand which further extends our sporting connections and provides our young men with very high levels of competition. Opportunities to play teams from other countries exist as do opportunities to join international tours in a range of codes.


We run six sports in the College as Clubs, under the school umbrella of the Sports Executive. The Clubs are Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Rowing and Rugby. Parents are encouraged to be active members of these clubs.


The College High Performance Academy ensures that our most talented sportsmen have the best coaching and conditioning available at the College. At the same time, there is a place for all young men in a team, from those who just want to have fun whilst playing sport through to those who wish to compete on the world stage. Whatever their chosen sport we will support their progression and development.


The College facilities are outstanding and include large playing fields, full sized water-based hockey turf, up to date artificial and grass practice nets, a two-court gymnasium, modern weights room and outdoor swimming pool.