Rob Wakely – Celebration of 40 Years at Marlborough

Having joined Marlborough in September 1978, Robert Wakely completed 40 years as Rackets Professional in 2018. A celebration was held on Sunday 2nd December in recognition of his four decades of distinguished service. Between 70 and 80 Old Marlburians, fellow Rackets Professionals and friends from the wider Rackets community were present to mark the occasion […]

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Saturday’s Fixtures

The final weekend of term includes fixtures for rugby, girls’ hockey and lacrosse. The games include full fixture programmes for rugby against Sherborne, girls’ hockey vs Canford and Cheltenham College and lacrosse against Cheltenham Ladies’ College. For a full list of matches please click here. A range of Twitter accounts are now set up for many […]

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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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Sporting Reflections: Week 9

Last Thursday saw a fantastic day that summed up the breadth and depth of sport at Marlborough. Basketball secured a draw against Wellington and the Fives players were in fine form. It was wonderful to see Malvern College out in force, but exciting to see our U15s and U14s dominant. Rackets saw some exciting matches, […]

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Coaching Day for Local Schools

In the most recent of a series of sports opportunities for local schools, Mark Ramage (Master in Charge, Hockey) and his team of coaches recently led a hockey morning for 60 children in Years 4,5 and 6. The emphasis was very much on improving stick skills, spatial awareness in small-sided games and, primarily, enjoyment! It […]

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Sporting Reflections: Week 7/8

It has certainly been a busy time on the sports fields over the last ten days. Football against Eton saw some hotly-contested matches and some exciting football. The XI were defeated, although not without a fight, but the 2nd XI put in a super performance with an impressive win. It should not go without note […]

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U14s reach National Play-Off

The U14A hockey team competed in the newly revised England Hockey Tier 1 Regional finals yesterday at Clifton College, which involved the top eight schools in the West of England. The opening group game was a nervy affair vs Canford with Marlborough making the decisive breakthrough in the last play of the game via a […]

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National Schools’ Cup Progress

Wednesday 7th November was an important date for both XV and Junior Colts as they started their campaigns in the National Schools’ Cup with the ultimate goal of playing the final on the hallowed turf of Twickenham. The XV drew Downside whereas the Junior Colts welcomed Reading Bluecoat to Marlborough and with a heavy downpour early […]

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Netballers set for County Tournament

Marlborough College Netball teams are ready for County Finals after dominant performances at the recent U16 and U14 Mid Wilts National Schools Area Tournaments. Dauntsey’s hosted both Area competitions, with seven schools competing in the U16 and six in the U14. The tournament format was round robin with two teams qualifying for the County Finals. […]

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Week Five: Sporting Reflections

The Marlborough pupils, girls and boys, adorned in their navy and white strips, certainly finished the first half of term in fine sporting style. With pride and passion overflowing in all areas the sporting challenges of the final ten days certainly gave us some exciting viewing. Support for each other was heartening to see as […]

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XV win the Governors’ Cup

Marlborough College regained the Governors’ Cup Trophy on Saturday, thanks to a 30-7 victory over Clifton College. The Governors’ Cup is the oldest schoolboy fixture in England having first been played in 1864. The trophy itself was donated in 1964, and having originally been the prize for a Caribbean Horse Race, it is now the […]

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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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Week 4: Sporting Reflections

Week 4 brought about a busy week for football with some inspiring action. An emphatic win on the Thursday led into some stiff competition against Commonweal and with draws across the board for the 1st XI, 2nd XI and Colts A – it was a solid set of results. Robert Milne (C2 L6) once again […]

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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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Primary Schools enjoy Rugby Taster Day

Sixty Primary School pupils attended a rugby taster day at Marlborough College on Friday 28th September. Coaching was provided by Marlborough College staff including Head of Rugby Terry Gilmour, who was joined by former England Under 18s coach Russell Earnshaw and members of the Bath Rugby Academy coaching team. Primary schools in attendance included St […]

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Week 3: Sporting Reflections

The Wednesday and Thursday before Exeat brought matches and training experiences thick and fast. The U14 Hockey girls started the programme of matches in fine style against Dauntsey’s with a clean sweep of victories. The 1st XV started Thursday morning with determination; focused and full of intent while they shared their match day breakfast. They […]

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Week Two: Sporting Reflections

The second matchday of the term brought new challenges in the shape of St Edward’s and Millfield for rugby and Clifton for girls’ hockey. The football boys faced Bedales and Lacrosse girls were in action at the Wiltshire and Dorset County Tournaments. It was wonderful to see the pupils in the 1st Rugby XV and […]

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Week One: Sporting Reflections

The Michaelmas Term certainly got off to a superb start with the first round of matches. The atmosphere was buzzing as the boys from the XV warmed up and the U14 Girls A and B hockey whipped up a storm with some dominant wins. The Yearlings Rugby embarked upon a successful triangular and began to […]

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2018 Harold Radford Rose Bowl

The 2018 Harold Radford Rose Bowl squash tournament was held at Marlborough College on Saturday 8th September, retained by Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85) with his third consecutive victory. Current Marlborough pupils Theo Cadier (TU U6), Ben Spink (SU L6), Joshua Tate (LI Re), Jamie Porter (TU Hu) and George Oliver (B1 Hu) were all in action as they […]

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International call for Griffin

Congratulations to Archie Griffin (C3 L6) who has been included in the Wales squad for Friday’s opening match of the U18 International Series against hosts South Africa Schools. On Wednesday, the squad headed to Cape Town for a training session against Western Province U19s. “We’re trying to make the most of being out here,” head […]

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