Very early in its existence St. Bede’s was known for its involvement in the field of sports. The Bedeans soon distinguished themselves by winning the Prize for the highest score at the Coronation sports, held in December 1911. In 1916 the Government allotted to St. Bede’s jointly with San Thome high school, the large grounds at the South end of Marina. In 1919 it was levelled by the Public Works Department and from that year the students and the boarders have made regular use of the grounds. We are grateful to the government for providing our boys with a large play ground which is still being used by the students and boarders. St. Bede’s won the European Schools Championship for four years in succession from 1923 to 1927 and again in 1929 and 1930. They were also successful in sports such as Hockey and Football. This past glory has faded a bit but the flames are still kept burning bright. One should witness a Sports Day in St. Bede’s to understand the importance given to sports. Many Anglo-Indian boarders have excelled in sports, Hockey and Football in particular. Even today St. Bede’s is associated with sports. Parents think of sports and think of St.Bede’s.

Every person male or female, literate or not, urban or rural – has three aspects, namely body, mind and soul.  Any person who judiciously promotes all the three aspects will enjoy life as a total personality.   A school that cares for the happy future of its students does pay sufficient attention to the above three aspects. 

In the Physical Education Department of our school, the team is headed with the Physical Education Director Mr. Gerard Pennyfather, and the supportive Physical Education Teachers Mr. Edwin Fernando, Mr. Franklin Mendis, Mr. Surya and Mr. Prem Kumar. The P.ET teachers leave no stone unturned and embolden every opportunity to Our Sports Stars. They are observed keenly right from the primary: their agility, Endurance and extra Exuberance. The students are first chirked and inspired at the School level intra mural Sports and then leading them into the Inter School level Competitions leading them into the field of Sports.

The achievements in various field of sports and games are tabulated below:

  1. DISTRICT LEVEL ATHLETIC MEET AT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM, CHENNAI
S. NO. NAME OF THE STUDENT STD & SEC  
1 HARIPRASAD VIII D INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP
  1. SCHOOL STATE LEVEL MEET , TRICHY
S. NO NAME OF THE STUDENT STD PLACE EVENTS
1 HARIPRASAD VIII FIRST 80 M – HURDLES
  HARIPRASAD VIII FIRST LONG JUMP
  HARIPRASAD VIII SECOND 100 M – HURDLES
2 REO. M. W. VIII WINNER DISCUSS THROW
3 RENO ISAAC.M.W. X WINNER HIGH JUMP
4 NAVEEN SAMUEL XI WINNER DISCUSS THROW
  1. ANGLO INDIAN STATE LEVEL INTER SCHOOL ATHLETIC MEET
S.NO NAME OF THE STUDENT STD EVENT
1 HARIPRASAD VIII NEW RECORD- HIGH JUMP

DIVISIONAL LEVEL BASKET BALL GAME

S.NO CATEGORY PLACE EVENT
1 JUNIOR BOYS THIRD BASKET BALL TOURNAMENT
2 SENIOR BOYS THIRD BASKET BALL TOURNAMENT

INTER RURAL STATE LEVEL COMPETITION

S.NO NAME OF THE STUDENT STD PLACE EVENT
1 SACHIN X WINNER BASKET BALL – NATIONAL LEVEL

 SGFI SCHOOL STATE LEVEL ACHIEVEMENTS IN FENCING

S.NO NAME OF THE STUDENT STD PLACE  
1 ADITYA MANIKANDAN XII THIRD WON BRONZE MEDAL & SELECTED FOR NATIONAL LEVEL

 

S.NO NAME OF THE STUDENT STD CATEGORY  
1 A. G. TERRIL XII U-17,U-19 2 GOLD, 1 SILVER MEDAL – ARAKKONAM

DISTRICT LEVEL ACHIEVEMENT IN FENCING

S.NO NAME OF THE STUDENT STD CATEGORY  
1 A.G. TERRIL XII U – 23 SILVER MEDAL
  A.G. TERRIL XII U – 20 GOLD MEDAL
  CURRENTLY TERRIL IS PURSUING HIS STUDIES IN THE FIELD OF MEDICINE AND FENCING AT ITALY

 DISTRICT LEVEL ACHIEVEMENTS IN CRICKET

               St. Bede’s School sponsored a Cricket Tournament for the benefit of our Budding Cricketers and named it as – “ST. BEDE’S UNDER 12 INTER SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVEL CRICKET TOURNAMENT”.  St. Bede’s participated in the same and were the winners too.

INTER SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVEL COMPETITION – CRICKET

S.NO CATEGORY PARTICIPANTS PLAYED AT  
1 UNDER 16 ST. BEDE’S CRICKETERS M.A.C STADIUM, CHEPAUK FINAL WINNERS

 SCHOOL GAMES FEDERATION OF INDIA – CRICKET

S.NO CATEGORY    
1 JUNIORS 4 CRICKETERS SELECTED TO PLAY IN TAMILNADU TEAM
2 SENIORS 3 CRICKETERS SELECTED TO PLAY IN TAMILNADU TEAM

 IN THE TAMILNADU CRICKET ASSOCIATION

S.NO CATEGORY    
1 JUNIORS 2 STUDENTS SELECTED TO PLAY FOR TAMILNADU NATIONAL LEVEL
2 SUPER SENIORS 5 STUDENTS SELECTED TO PLAY FOR TAMILNADU NATIONAL LEVEL
3 MASTER BADRINATH OF STD XI WAS SELECTED AS THE CAPTAIN OF THE CRICKET TEAM TAMILNADU STATE LEVEL

 ACHIEVEMENTS IN VOLLEYBALL

S.NO TOURNAMENTS   CATEGORY
1 BERTRAIN INTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENT WINNERS SENIORS
2 NELLAI NADAR INTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENT WINNERS SENIORS
3 VANNIYAMPADI INTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENT WINNERS SENIORS
4 SCHOOL STATE LEVEL INTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENT FOURTH PLACE SENIORS
5 R. S. JAHVER INTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENT WINNERS SENIORS

 SGFI NATIONAL LEVEL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE GAME – CARROM

S.NO NAME OF THE STUDENT STD CATEGORY PLACE  
1 MITHUN N IX U- 14 FIRST IN TEAM AND SINGLES

 RDS – BDS ( REPUBLIC DAY SPORTS ) BHARAYATHIYAR SPORTS MEET CARROM

S. NO NAME OF THE STUDENT STD CATEGORY PLACE  
1 MITHUN N IX UNDER 14 FIRST SINGLES

 TVS INVITATIONAL OPEN STATE LEVEL CARROM CHAMPIONSHIP

S. NO NAME OF THE STUDENT STD CATEGORY PLACE  
1 MITHUN N IX UNDER 14 FIRST SINGLES