Water Polo​

Water polo is an emerging sport at the College. Its popularity has grown on the back of our year group interhouse competitions held throughout the school year, culminating in closely contested and passionate house finals. Water polo is open to all pupils as a competitive and afternoon option as well as being an integrated part of PE lessons. The College’s 1st teams have a strong winning record for both school fixtures and the annual ESSA Water Polo Championships. In 2021, 16 Marlburians represented Wiltshire at a county level. At Marlborough, all water polo teams and age groups train together. Water polo training blends swimming fitness with strategic game skills, promoting a strong team-orientated ethos.  

Peter O’Sullivan

Head of Water Polo 

Marlborough has its own superb, eight-lane, 25-metre competition pool which is among the best in the south-west of the country. The ability to raise the pool floor at one end gives flexibility to the teaching and training environment. There is a full complement of water polo equipment for matches and competitions.

ESSA (English Schools Swimming Association) water polo competitions and other inter-school fixtures take place throughout the academic year, with interhouse competitions during the Lent Term.

Coaching is led by Andy Hicks, the head coach for the Wiltshire county water polo teams and ASA Level 2.