Sports Facilities

Marlborough College boasts a host of outstanding indoor and outdoor sporting facilities. These have been subject to a continual programme of enhancement and modernisation.

Outdoor Facilities

Within the beautiful College grounds, there are extensive playing fields.These include 11 rugby pitches, 6 grass hockey pitches, 8 cricket squares, 14 artificial cricket nets, 4 lacrosse pitches, 7 football pitches, 2 volleyball courts and a golf driving range.

There are two all-weather astro-pitches (one floodlit) for hockey and tennis (12 courts) and further hard court areas for netball (10 courts) and tennis (12 courts). The golfers play on the nearby beautiful Marlborough and Ogbourne Downs golf courses.

There are also local facilities for canoeing and polo. Fishermen can try their luck in the River Kennet or in the College's own trout ponds. Under the lee of Granham Hill, stands an all-weather, porous rubber, athletics' track, opened in 2000 and fully equipped to international standards.

Indoor Facilities

The College has an excellent sports hall complex and gymnasium. This includes a fully-equipped fitness room, a teaching room, and a fencing salle. There are indoor cricket nets and facilities for a range of sports including indoor tennis, netball, basketball, volleyball and badminton.

Next to the Parade Ground, there is a newly built .22 rifle range. A state of the art, 25 metre, competition, indoor swimming pool was opened in 2003. This has eight lanes and a hydraulic bottom which alters the depth from 0.8 to 3 metres making it equally ideal for squad training, water polo, sub aqua, canoeing or recreational swimming.

Indoor facilities also include 2 rackets courts, 5 squash courts and 6 fives courts. The campus has its own outdoor activities centre, the Kempson Centre, with dedicated storage, teaching space and an indoor climbing wall.