A new tradition started at Bedford School on Sunday 13th March. For the first time the Baker Walker Cup was presented following the annual football fixture between the School and Old Bedfordians Club.
This special cup has been introduced to recognise the part played in supporting and promoting School football over many years by two key individuals. Colin Baker, who retires as Vice Master later this year, arrived in the School in 1979 and played a vital role in establishing and developing football at the School. OB Daniel Walker (81-85) was coached by Colin, and since leaving has not missed a match between the School and OB Club, having organised the vast majority!
The introduction of football, although rather controversial at the time has of course brought great enjoyment to a large number of boys (and older OBs) over many years. On this occasion the School won 3-1 and Colin Baker awarded the cup for the first time to the Captain of the current 1st XI, James Smith. We are sure that this new trophy will be hard fought over in years to come, and that Daniel and the OB team will bounce back to fight another day!