The Dick Bate Football Anthology

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Dick Bate was widely regarded as one of the finest coach educators in football, whose fifty year career saw him inspire thousands of coaches around the world.

Dick passed away in 2018 following treatment for brain tumours at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and before he passed away he pledged to raise money for The Giles' Trust, the brain tumour research fund.

Now, an anthology of his work has been released, helping to raise funds for The Giles' Trust. The Dick Bate Football Anthology is a collection of thousands of documents written by Dick over the course of his career, and has received support from football stars across the world.

The anthology is available to purchase below. Every penny of your purchase will go directly to The Giles' Trust, helping to fund brain tumour research at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

After you have made your purchase, the UHB Charity team will email you with a link where you can download the document.

You will receive your download link usually within two working days of your purchase. Please note that this doesn't include weekends or Bank Holidays. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Once you have downloaded your copy, please do not send it to others. If you would like to use the anthology as part of a teaching or coaching session then please get in touch with us by emailing (

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