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Blog: Long Term Athlete Development

Category: Sport, General

Importance of Long Term Athlete Development and our approach at Marlborough CollegeWhat is Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)?The challenges for those invested in youth sport come in various forms. The main area of focus being that children and adolescents should not be treated as miniature... More »

Medawar Lecture: Henry Marsh CBE

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Many of us were very much looking forward to the visit of Henry Marsh, and were keen to see if his personality matched that portrayed in his book, Do No Harm. It's understandably difficult to appeal to an audience with such a variety of interests, as was the case on Tuesday evening. However, Mr... More »

Dancy House Plans

Category: General, Community

Plans for the construction of a sixteenth boarding house to accommodate 70 girls have been agreed and Dancy House will move to its new and permanent home in September 2018. Dancy House opened to admit Shell girls in September 2016, based in the Hermitage, with the plan always to move to a... More »

U14s impress at National Finals

Category: Hockey, General, Sport

The U14 girls’ hockey team made their inaugural appearance at the U14 Investec Schools Hockey National finals yesterday, held at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis centre on the Olympic Park.The opening group game saw Marlborough face Trent College, winners of the Midlands region. The girls struggled... More »

Blog: The Importance of Training & Recovery

Category: Sport, General

There are a variety of training modalities and the type of modality selected is completely dependent on the situation. Whether it’s for elite level athletes or young children, training will be moulded to fit around their needs and is dependent on the desired outcome. Focusing on young athletes the... More »

Report: Rugby Sevens

Category: Rugby, General, Sport

Congratulations to the XV sevens’ side who reached the final of the Canford Sevens tournament on Sunday 26th February. Due to illness and prior commitments, a squad of just ten made the trip but they performed extremely well with a 46-0 win over Sexey’s in the opening group game. There were... More »

Review: U6 Spanish Exchange

Category: Trips

Spain is a hugely varied country, at times seeming like a loose alliance of mini-states. Linguistically, culturally and climatologically, the north-western region of Galicia – where nine Marlburians enjoyed a week-long exchange straddling January and February – has more in common with Brittany or... More »

Review: Joutes Oratoires

Category: Academic

The 2017 version of the Joutes Oratoires took place last week, and a very fine display of French debating it was. Jonny Venn (C3 U6) and Brice Luthi (BH U6)represented the College in this heat of the national competition. Having written and rehearsed their speeches in the weeks leading up to the... More »

Cricket Tour to Barbados

Category: Cricket

Marlborough College Cricket Tour to Barbados8th - 19th February 2017After plenty of training, preparation, team meetings and extensive t-shirt sales, the squad of 15 players and three staff left for Barbados on Wednesday 8th February for ten days which would see an intensive spell of seven fixtures... More »

Saturday's Fixtures

Category: Sport, General

This is a busy weekend ahead for Marlburians with an array of sporting fixtures to look forward to.The games include Boys' Hockey v Cheltenham, Netball v Wellington, Lacrosse v Rendcomb and Writhlington and Football v Clifton.For a full list of matches please click here.A range of Twitter accounts... More »

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