Haka on Hamersley

Feilding High School from New Zealand played two fixtures against Marlborough this week as part of their UK tour. Feilding High School has a proud rugby tradition with current All Blacks Aaron Smith, Codie Taylor and Sam Whitelock all former pupils. There were fixtures against the XV and XL on Hamersley, with the Haka also […]

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Wiltshire winner

Congratulations to Joash Nelson-Piercy (CO U6) who won the Wiltshire Under-19 Squash tournament over the weekend. He won all four of his matches without dropping a single game – walking away with two trophies after a successful day’s play.

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Australian Adventure

There has been an Australian flavour to football at Marlborough this week with the visit of Ignatius Park College from Townsville. The touring team arrived in Marlborough on Tuesday 22nd September and spent a few days training at the College, which included a practice match against Barton Hill on the astro on Wednesday night. There […]

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County Champions

The U14 Girl’s Hockey team retained the U14 Wiltshire County Championship yesterday at Dauntsey’s School.   Victories against St. John’s, Godolphin and Warminster School put Marlborough at the top of the round robin group. Marlborough were then matched up against St. John’s again in the semi-finals, where two early goals in the first half were the […]

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High performer

Ellie Spark (MM Hu) has been selected for the RPA (Regional Performance Academy) for Netball.   This is just one rung below the England squad group and Ellie is three years younger than some players in this squad.  She is also a regular player for top club Hucclecote, and is very committed to travelling around […]

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Fives Masterclass

Fives legend James Toop was in Marlborough this weekend, and gave a masterclass to some College players.  As the only man to be crowned National Champion at both Rugby and Eton Fives, he was the perfect man to pass on advice to our aspiring champions. Pictured here is Archie Wheeler (BH U6) alongside James Toop.

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Shell Steeplechase

The annual Shell Steeplechase is the first house competition for new pupils.  It is run on a grass course around the perimeter of the college playing fields. The individual winner of the girls race was Claudia Grainger (IH), and the winning house was Elmhurst. The first boy home was William Ackerley (TU). The winning boys’ […]

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County Water Polo

On Sunday 13th September 2015, the Wiltshire County U19 Water Polo Tournament was held at the college pool and Marlborough College entered a senior team.  The College team came second overall to take the runners up trophy. There were strong performances from Joash Nelson-Piercy (CO U6) in goal, Vladislav Shevelev (C3 U6) as striker and both Oliver Hart (B1 L6) and James […]

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Video: Rugby Pre-Season

Marlborough’s rugby players have been putting in the hard yards at pre-season training under new Head of Rugby Budge Pountney. Training began for the XV and XL squads on Saturday 5th September with three sessions of hard work for the players each day since. Pountney has been putting the players through their paces ahead of […]

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Shooting Stars

In the first week of the summer holidays, eleven members of the College full-bore shooting team headed to Bisley for four days of intense competition at the NRA Schools’ Meeting.  They joined around five hundred cadets from forty-two schools, firing 7.62mm target rifles at three hundred, five hundred and six hundred yards, in a mixture […]

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Amor’s Achievement

Jamie Amor (C3 U6) returns to College next week, just seven days after helping Wiltshire’s young golfers become English County Boys Champions. Qualifying counties from four regions – South West, South East, North and Midlands – played a round robin of morning foursomes and afternoon singles at Kings Lynn Golf Club. Wiltshire qualified by winning […]

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Sport: Looking Ahead

Three Marlborough terms, each with their own unique ‘sporting print’ have flown by in this academic year.   It’s really important to take time to reflect and celebrate on all that has happened (the reports broken down by sport will hopefully give you a taste of this), but also to now turn our attention to the […]

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County Call-Up

Congratulations to Nicholas Rusinov (SU Sh) who has been selected to represent Wiltshire at the ESSA National Track and Field Finals.   Sports Scholar Nicholas, an excellent all-rounder who has represented the College in a number of sports this year, is a strong javelin thrower. He will travel to Gateshead on the 10th – 11th […]

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Head of Rugby Appointment

Marlborough College is pleased to announce the appointment of Budge Pountney as the new Head of Rugby.  The 41-year old enjoyed a long playing career with Northampton Saints from 1993 to 2003 and subsequently as Director of Rugby. He won 31 caps for Scotland, later captaining the side, and after retiring from the professional game […]

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Millfield Cup Winners

Marlborough Girls were winners of The Universities and Schools Polo Association Millfield Cup on Sunday. The girls should be proud and delighted at the effort they put in against very strong competition with teams from Cheltenham/Cheltenham Ladies, Stowe/St George’s Ascot and Tudor Hall. The Universities and Schools Polo Association Millfield Cup has only been won […]

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Championship Winner

Playing on his home course at Marlborough Golf Club, Jamie Amor (C3 L6) retained the Wiltshire Boys’ Golf Championship with two rounds of 73 and 75.   He has also been selected to represent the Wiltshire Mens’ Team in the South-West Regional Competition.

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ERGO Results

The 18th College ERGO competition was busier than ever with nearly 90 pupils competing over the five hours available.  Eight Houses had enough for House teams. Given earlier exams this year, it was great to see both boys and girls from all year groups represented. None of the College records fell, but Dominic Coulson (C1 Re) was […]

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Blog: Multitalented

IT’S been a couple of weeks since the last blog entry entitled ‘here comes the sun’ was published.  In that time, we’ve certainly lost the sun (at times), but fortunately very few matches have been cancelled and it’s been great to watch more top quality sport filling the pitches and courts of Marlborough and further […]

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Regional Recognition

Following the successful completion of the Wiltshire Junior Development Centre (JDC) training, Celeste Spink (MO Re) represented Wiltshire U16 girls and Georgia Dunlop (MO Re) represented U15 girls at the regional JAC tournament.  From this tournament, Celeste got selected for the West Hockey U17 girls, and Georgia the West Hockey U16 girls Junior Regional Performance […]

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Badminton Report

The first home Badminton fixture for some time (if not ever!) took place on Thursday 30th April in the Sports Hall versus Winchester College School. This is the return home fixture from last year’s away at Winchester College and Marlborough did much better this time by winning seven games more than last time out. They […]

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Rugby balls reach SA

The journey begins for the Marlborough College Rugby Balls within Swaziland.  The photo is of Youth Coaches Wandile Magwaza (left) and Mdumiseni Sibanyoni (right) with SKRUM coach Michael Dos Santos. We gave the Elephants Rugby Club four of the Marlborough balls and Wandile has just taken over the ‘new’ Elephants Rugby Club.  Both Wandile and […]

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