Guest Rugby Coach Brian Ashton

Brian Ashton dropped in to assist the XV and XL with their preparations for the Clifton sesquicentenary match today. A renowned guru of coaching practice in all sports, many Marlborough staff also took the opportunity to observe Brian’s session and pick up a few tips. The overwhelming message being one of a player centred approach […]

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Malones Match v Common Room

In stark contrast to the previous year’s inaugural fixture, the Malones arrived back at their alma mater in blazing sunshine. Their opposition for a second year, the ‘older’ Old Boys, plus some staff relics from Common Room, provided a decent opportunity for the Malones to run out before the well publicized Clifton sesquicentenary fixture. It […]

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Rugby 1st XV v Wellington Video

The 1st XV victory over Wellington yesterday 10:5 cemented a fantastic start to the season with three wins in three matches.  Charlie Harrison, Master in charge of Rugby said, ‘Beating Wellington is an event that most schools in the country would appreciate due to the depth and quality of their rugby pedigree.’ Charlie Pascoe (C2 […]

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National Championships Tennis Finals

The National Championships Finals sees the top 16 girls and top 16 boys schools in Great Britain compete over 4 days. Each team finish with a final placing between 1st and 16th and earn ranking points towards the year end AEGON Team Tennis Schools rankings. From July 9th to the 12th, 16 Boys teams and […]

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National Schools Lacrosse Tournament

The Marlborough College first lacrosse team rolled out of bed early on the morning of Friday 2nd March. Despite dark and foggy conditions we were on the road to Nationals by 6:30 AM. Seeded in the middle of the fourth division we didn’t know what to expect from most of our opposition. The team still looked […]

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Roehampton Schools’ Invitational Tournament

Congratulations to the College 1st V Squash team (Eduardo Tomassini, George Rolls, Matthew Thompson, Archie Sandberg & Ben Wray) who performed extremely well at the Roehampton Schools’ Invitiational Tournament yesterday. In the Group stages, the boys won 3 out of 3 matches, beating K.C.S. (3-2), Sherborne (4-1) and Trinity (5-0). Having topped Group A, the boys […]

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The Contribution of Wilson Dlamini to College Life

When Mr Lamont asked me to write a review about the life and contributions of Wilson Dlamini to the College and to the charity SKRUM, I was immediately interested in the opportunity to spend some time researching a project that I have heard much about in recent terms and someone whose name has been praised […]

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West County Lacrosse Tournament

Four players from the Marlborough College Lacrosse programme were chosen to represent Wiltshire and Dorset in the West Counties Tournament Saturday 12th November at St Mary’s Calne. Bunny Johnson (EL U6), Clemmie Haxby (EL Hu), and Jessie Dibben (MM L6) played extremely well for the U-19 B squad coached by Marlborough’s Head of Lacrosse, Miss […]

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Further Clay Shooting Success

Following on from their success in the Marlborough Challenge Shield, Marlborough’s ‘A’ Team – Theo Backhouse (LI U6, capt), Josh Meyer (PR Hu), James Quinn (LI Sh) and Matt Thompson (C3 U6) – won the Millfield Invitation Shoot on 3rd November. We have not won this competition before and this is an exceptional achievement. Josh […]

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Polo Successes

Christopher Pritchard (B1 U6) and Cosima Baring (LI U6) were chosen to represent Schools and Universities Polo Association in matches in the summer holidays. Following on from that, Christopher went to Italy representing Great Britain this term. The match between Young England and Young Italy took place at the World Championships just before half term […]

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Tristan Robbins Cycling Success

Tristan Robbins (CO Hu) has been selected to join the British Cycling Olympic Talent Team for 2011/12. The Talent Programme provides expert coaching to develop riders aged 13 to 17 who show potential for Olympic success in the sport of cycling. The aim of the training is to make them ready for the next step […]

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Dunford Lecture with Michael Atherton

‘An evening with Athers’ was the title of what turned out to be an intimate insight into the life of one of England’s finest cricket captains. Taking the form of an armchair conversation, anecdotes and humorous recollections formed the basis of the question and answer session as part of the annual Dunford lecture. Aimed not […]

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Wilson Dlamini, SKRUM Exchange

As part of the ongoing relationship between the Swaziland-based charity SKRUM, Wilson Dlamini has joined the College for the Michaelmas Term on a Rugby Coach Development Placement. Wilson played against the Marlborough College touring side in Swaziland in July 2010 after which Mike Collinson, CEO of SKRUM, and Charlie Harrison, our Director of Rugby, began […]

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Malones Match v. Common Room

On Sunday, 18th September the Marlborough College staff team was up against an ever impressive Marlborough Malones side in the biennial rugby match. The staff team played well despite a torrential downpour during the game (with lightning in the distance), but eventually conceded defeat (0-5) to the Malones. There was a huge drive, led by […]

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Vondo’s Rugby Team, Swaziland

22Written by Archie Moberly Last year members of the Upper Sixth and the Charity Think Tank organised a Whole School Charity Day. This day raised money for Tom’s Trust and the Theo Dreyfus Bolivian Memorial Fund (charities set up in the memory of two Old Marlburians). As part of the day, the boys’ hockey XI team […]

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