Recent College News

U14s crowned County Champions

Category: Sport, General, Pupil Achievements

On Sunday 20th November the U14s, U16s and U19s Netball squads travelled to Dorcan Netball Centre to play in the County round of the National Schools Tournament.After a slow start the U14s got into their rhythm and played some fantastic netball. As a team they defended all through the court which... More »

Historic Girls' Football Fixture

Category: Sport, General, Pupil Achievements

The first ever match for the Marlborough College Girls’ Football team took place on Tuesday 15th November.The landmark fixture was played in good spirit and after a goalless first half, the home side’s experience paid off in the second half to register a 2-0 win. Despite the result, this was a very... More »

Wiltshire Panathlon Challenge

Category: Sport

Earlier this week the college hosted the Swindon and Wiltshire Panathlon Challenge for the fifth time. This year the event was led by a selected group of 12 pupils who complete their outreach activity with Brimble Hill school in Swindon. The Panathlon challenge is a competitive multi-sport event... More »

Blog: Importance of the Warm-Up

Category: Sport

The warm-up plays an important role in preparing athletes for training or competition as Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach, James Davies, explains...It can not only improve performance but massively reduce the risk of injury along with playing a key role in athletic development. The warm-up is... More »

Dunford Lecture: Clare Balding

Category: Sport, General, Speakers

It was a great privilege to welcome Clare Balding to give the Dunford Lecture on Tuesday 4th October 2016.  Clare is currently one of the most high-profile sports journalists and presenters; as she spent the summer in Rio as the main anchor-woman of the Olympic and Paralympic games, we were... More »

Sporting Clay Shield

Category: Sport, General, Pupil Achievements

The Marlborough A team retained the Sporting Clay Shield on Tuesday 11th October, for the sixth year in a row, beating 18 other teams from ten schools.  This was the biggest competition that we have hosted at Barbury Shooting School who managed the event with customary efficiency and good... More »

Netball Tournament Success

Category: Sport, General, Pupil Achievements

The U16 and U14 netball teams are off to a winning start with dominant performances at the Mid Wilts Area Tournament. Both squads have now qualified for the County Tournament to be held on Sunday 20th November and show much promise for the season ahead. The U16s, with three Remove players making... More »

Blog: The Importance of Active Recovery

Category: Sport, General, Rugby

After game day or a hard workout/training session, it would seem that complete rest would be the best way to encourage recovery… However, research proves many advantages in active recovery.What is active recovery? Active recovery is a specific session that is less intense and has less volume than... More »

1871 Challenge Cup

Category: Sport, General, Community

The 1871 Challenge Cup rugby match, played between a Marlborough College Common Room XV and Marlborough RFC Vets, took place on Sunday.  The fixture is so named because Marlborough RFC was a founding member of the Rugby Football Union in 1871 and at the time the Club was entirely made up of... More »

SKRUM Charity Visit

Category: Sport, General, Rugby

Michael and Linda Collinson, the Founders of SKRUM (Swazi Kids Rugby Mission), visited the College last night to discuss potential GAP year opportunities with our senior pupils.  SKRUM educates young Swazis about HIV/AIDS and Gender Violence through the core values of Rugby; teamwork, respect,... More »

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