Athletic Development

Gallery: Babcock Athletics

The first of two afternoon’s of mass house participation athletics took place on Wednesday 5th June in the annual “Babcock” competition, competed by all of the Remove. The atmosphere was as supportive and energetic as ever and we look forward to the conclusive afternoon of events in two weeks on Wednesday 19th June. Marcus Sharrad […]

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Pre-season in Portugal

The Junior Colts tennis squad jetted off to the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy for five days of pre-season training under the beautiful blue skies of Portugal. It was a great success, with dynamic and useful sessions morning and afternoon under the guidance of their energetic coaching team. The pupils had a chance to improve […]

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Gallery & Video: Schools Cup

Marlborough’s excellent run in the Schools Cup came to an end with a spirited semi-final defeat against an excellent Whitgift side on Saturday 9th March. Will Cook, Arthur Hardwick and Luke Clarke all scored tries in a 57-15 reverse in front of a large crowd at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens. The result signalled […]

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International Recognition

Antonia Hudson (LI 2010-12), Head of Lacrosse at Marlborough College, has been named in the England squad for the 2019 Women’s California Challenge Tour. A regular in the junior and senior England squad for nine years, Antonia has played in a number of home internationals as well as touring in Europe. She was named player […]

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Blog: The Smoke & Mirrors of Success & Performance

England Rugby’s Osteopath, Keith Gladstone, delivered the annual Dunford Lecture to sport scholars and ESS pupils at the start of the 2018 academic year. Whilst sharing his experiences from a vast array of professional working environments, including World’s Strongest Man and ITV’s Love Island, Keith gave an unrivalled insight into the smoke and mirrors of […]

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Pupil Review: The Dunford Lecture

On Tuesday 18th September, Keith Gladstone came to give this year’s Dunford lecture to sports scholars, other pupils and staff on his life’s work as an osteopath. Following on from a drinks reception with the scholars, he began his talk, entitled ‘Athletic Health’, discussing firstly the role he had played in the World’s Strongest Man […]

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Blog: Building Blocks of Success

Strength and conditioning (S & C) forms one of the integrating factors associated with Marlborough College’s core mission to produce versatile pupils who can succeed at anything they choose to do. However, S & C is a relatively vague term, causing some people to question why S & C would be beneficial to them. S […]

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Blog: Youth Athletic Development

To add to the excitement of their first weeks at Marlborough College, the Shell year group have embarked on their athletic development pathway with the Strength and Conditioning team. This began with an induction to the outstanding facilities available for use by all, whereby safe handling of equipment was underlined. Following this, students took part […]

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Blog: Positive Play

Thursday 21st September As we are quickly progressing onto the third week of term and are about to play our block fixture against Cheltenham on Thursday 22nd September.  It feels like the right time to reflect on the past two weeks on behalf of the Senior XV plus an insight into my time at the […]

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Blog: Long Term Athlete Development

Importance of Long Term Athlete Development and our approach at Marlborough College What 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 adults, and as such the exercise guidelines and […]

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