Blog: The Importance of Training & Recovery

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 main emphases of training can be […]

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Postponed: Schools Cup Final

/// The Schools Cup Plate Final has been postponed ///   Marlborough College’s Junior Colts will face Rugby School in the England Rugby Schools Cup U15 Plate Final. The game was due to take place on Tuesday 17th March, but a new date will now be found following the postponement. The side came through a […]

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Junior Colts secure National Final spot

The Junior Colts rugby team have won through to the National Schools Cup Plate Final, after a gritty 15-10 win at John Fisher School on Thursday afternoon. Marlborough made an excellent start to the game with Charlie Brook (C2 Re) influencing the encounter well with good tactical management, before kicking his side into a 3-0 […]

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SUPA Success for Polo

Marlborough College’s Polo A team was crowned winners of the Intermediate Division 1 at the SUPA (Schools and Universities Polo Association) Senior Schools National Arena Championships on Sunday 1st March. Held at Rugby Polo Club, the Marlborough team rallied to secure the Division 1 title with captain of Polo Cyriaque Genest (C3 U6) leading the […]

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Lacrosse girls secure National Cup

Marlborough College’s Lacrosse 1st X secured silverware at the National Schools Championships on Sunday 1st March, as they were crowned U19A Division 2 Champions following a dramatic day of play. The girls came back from 2-1 down at half-time in the final against The Queen’s School Chester to secure a 3-2 victory, rounding off a […]

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National Recognition for Hockey Girls

Marlborough College’s U16A girls secured a fourth place finish at the Investec Girls Schools Championship Finals this week. The team took on Queen’s Chester in the semi-final stage at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre on Wednesday 26th February. After going a goal down early on, Star Horlock levelled the game up before captain Tilly Mobley […]

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Marlborough win National Show Jumping Qualifiers

Marlborough team riders fought off stiff competition from 16 other teams to win the NSEA Show Jumping National Qualifiers Intermediate competition at West Wilts Equestrian Centre, with Olive Nicholls (MO Sh) also finishing first in the individual rankings in this class. All three team riders, Iris Nicholson (MM Sh) on Brockington Foxwhelp (8th individually), Jonah […]

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Hockey girls head to Nationals

Marlborough College’s U16A girls’ squad head to the Investec Girls Schools Championship Finals at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre on Wednesday 26th February. Captained by Tilly Mobley (MO Re), the team secured their place at the Tier 2 finals after a series of impressive victories. There were wins against Bromsgrove (5-0) in the round of […]

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National Award for Flight Centre School Triathlon

Tessa Murray (BH 1987-89) and Jim Sewell, the volunteers behind the Flight Centre School Triathlon Series which organised last year’s Wiltshire school triathlon, have been honoured with the 2020 Points of Light Award. Last year, almost 1,100 children took part in the triathlon event at Marlborough College, raising £100,000 for Restless Development and other charities. […]

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Cricket Tour to South Africa

The College’s first truly co-educational tour is underway with 28 talented boys and girls spending their half-term representing Marlborough in South Africa. Tour captains Ben Spink (SU U6) and Rosie Pembroke (EL U6) are leading Marlborough to one of the world’s leading cricketing nations, and they offered their thoughts on the trip before setting off. […]

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Olive excels at NSEA event

Congratulations to Olive Nicholls (MO Sh) who won a very competitive National Schools Equestrian Association Showjumping class at Bury Farm at the weekend. Olive, representing Marlborough on R Candy Girl, won the 90cm class, beating 75 other riders and winning by over eight seconds. Olive tipped a pole on R Candy Girl and her other […]

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Saturday’s Fixtures

Marlborough College pupils will once again take to the sports fields this Saturday with 51 fixtures taking place. Netball lead the way with 22 fixtures against the likes of King’s Worcester, Wrekin College, Sherborne Girls and Westonbirt. The boys’ hockey programme have a block fixture against Eton with an array of home and away matches, […]

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Blog: Top Tips for Recovery

Ensuring young people have the time and the tools they need to recover is an important component of any balanced training programme or lifestyle. Many young pupils can feel pressures to excel in sport or keep it up amongst the rest of their commitments and daily routines. Therefore, some pupils may not naturally take time […]

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Gallery: Schools Cup Progress

Marlborough College Under 15s continued their interest in the National Schools Cup Plate competition with a 12-10 win over Ryde School on Tuesday afternoon. Played on Polloi, it proved to be a competitive encounter Josh Umeh (C1 Re) and Ed Betts (C1 Re) both crossing the try-line. A conversion from Charles Brook (C2 Re) proved […]

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Alleyne’s New Appointment

Marlborough College is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Alleyne to the newly-created role of Assistant Director of Sport. Alleyne, who has been the Cricket Professional here at Marlborough since 2016, will support Rebe Horton (Director of Sport) in managing and overseeing the sporting programme and implementing the vision for sport at the College. […]

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Gallery: Sporting Weekend

It was a busy Saturday of sport across all Marlborough College teams with no less than 47 fixtures played on the opening weekend of the Lent term. There was an impressive start for netball, as the girls registered a clean sweep of wins in their 14 block fixtures against Cheltenham College. The boys’ hockey programme […]

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Sophie Smith’s ISFA Inclusion

Congratulations to Sophie Smith (DA L6) who has been included in the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Under 18 squad to face Scotland. The game will take place in Edinburgh on Sunday 2nd February and it will be Sophie’s second appearance for the ISFA U18 side following her cap against the English Colleges in December. […]

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Blog: Practical Recovery Methods

Ahead of the opening weekend of Lent term sport at Marlborough College, James Davies (Head of Athletic Development) looks at ways in which the College works to assist pupils with their recovery. The Marlborough College lifestyle can be taxing for the majority of pupils, as they are exposed to a very high amount of physical […]

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Longden joins Team GB at 2020 Youth Olympics

The Youth Olympic Winter Games get underway in Lausanne today with Charlotte Longden (NC L6) a part of the Team GB squad. A talented sportswoman, Charlotte is a former national level swimmer and has also played hockey for Reading and netball for Wiltshire. She first represented the British Bobsleigh youth team in February 2019, finishing […]

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Preview: Canada Cup Festival

This December, eight pupils will hit the slopes in Jasper, Canada to take part in the Canada Cup Festival. Originally set up by Harrow School ten years ago, this invitation only event sees eight British independent schools compete in two days of racing, giving all pupils the opportunity to improve their skiing through expert instruction. […]

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