Gallery: Girls’ Hockey Play-Off

Despite the falling temperatures and looming snow, The U14 girls’ hockey team were able to play their play-off match last Thursday afternoon thanks to the remarkable effort of the groundsmen to get Maples fit for action. In cold conditions, the girls faced up to Kingston Grammar School, the runner-up of the South Region, for a […]

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Scotland call for Hill

Congratulations to Sam Hill (SU L6) who has been named in the Scotland U18 national hockey squad. A regular for the 1st XI this term, he has impressed in recent fixtures against Millfield, Dean Close and Cheltenham College. Sam is also a member of Reading HC performance squad, where he trains outside of College commitments. […]

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Fixture Cancellations

There have been a raft of cancellations to the sports fixture programme following the snow earlier this week. All fixtures for football, hockey, lacrosse and netball have been cancelled. Please check the latest fixture list on the sports website – click here. A range of Twitter accounts are now set up for many sports at […]

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Netballers Go National

Exeat weekend saw 28 girls travel to the Sir David English Centre, Bournemouth, to compete as Wiltshire County Champions in the Regional round of the England Netball National Schools competition. There was some superb netball played, some tough oppositions faced and lots of positives to take into the remainder of the season. Having three teams […]

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Riders record NSEA success

It was a successful weekend for Marlborough College riders at the National Schools’ Equestrian Association competition, held at West Wilts on Saturday 26th January. Flora Birkmyre (IH Re), Celia Chancellor (EL Re), Alexandra Horne (MO Sh) and Rose Olver (EL Hu) competed together as a team in the 1m Hickstead Elite Show Jumping Qualifier, all […]

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Weekly Reflections: Week Two

After ten days of sporting successes, we entered the second weekend of full fixtures with enthusiasm running high. It was certainly a weekend of high-octane sport, with some hard-fought victories and losses, but most importantly huge levels of commitment, resilience and effort from the Marlburians proudly sporting their blue and white strips. The boys took […]

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Cross Country Qualification

Marlborough College athletes had great success at Wiltshire Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday 19th January in Chippenham. As a result, nearly all have qualified for the SW Cross Country Championships in Bath in early February. Inter Girls: Molly Jones (MM Re) 4th and Tilly Norman (MM Re) 12th. Junior Girls: Kitty Marvin (NC Sh) […]

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Sporting Reflections: History Makers

What a week it has been for Marlborough College sport… On Wednesday the rugby XV progressed through to the semi-finals of the National Schools Cup before the girls’ hockey made history by qualifying for the last eight of the Investec Schools U18 Tier 1 U18 Championships for the first time. Before we cover these two […]

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Girls’ Hockey enjoy National Success

The Girls’ Hockey XI have made College history by securing a place in the last eight of the Investec Schools U18 Tier 1 U18 Championships for the first time. They were 2-1 winners in an outstanding game of hockey at Malvern College on Thursday afternoon, with two goals from India Shakespeare. Master in Charge of […]

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XV Reach National Semi-Final

Marlborough College have reached the last four of the National Schools Cup after a thrilling 19-10 win at Seaford on Wednesday afternoon. The win means the XV will now face Whitgift School in the semi-final, which will be played at Saracens’ Allianz Park stadium on Saturday 9th March. Kick-off is 5pm and general entry tickets […]

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Hockey – Raising the Bar

There are a number of exciting challenges ahead for Marlborough College hockey players, following the start of the term’s fixtures against Radley College on Saturday 12th January. Master in Charge of Hockey, Mark Ramage, offered his views on the encounter which followed a pre-season training camp for the senior squad. “We got the boys together […]

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XV set for Seaford

The Marlborough College rugby XV will travel to face Seaford College in the quarter-final of the National Schools Cup on Wednesday 16th January (2.15pm). Marlborough reached the last eight with a hard-fought 19-10 win at Dean Close on Wednesday 9th January. The re-arranged fixture saw the XV, who won seven of their 11 games during […]

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Pre-season Netball review

It’s been a busy start to the new year for the College’s netballers, with over 35 girls returning for two busy days of pre-season preparations. Training began on Monday morning under the watchful eye of the Athletic Development team who carried out physical profiling including the much anticipated 30-15 fitness test. Well done to Daisy […]

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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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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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