Charlotte Edwards joins as Girls’ Cricket Professional

Marlborough College is delighted to announce that former England Captain, Charlotte Edwards, will be taking up the role of Girls’ Cricket Professional from September 2018. Charlotte’s role will entail providing ongoing support, coaching and promotion to the flourishing girls’ cricket programme at the College and will be in addition to her current role as head […]

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Remove Modern Languages World Cup Football

On Friday 15th June the Remove, celebrating the end of their exams, gathered on the Water Meadows for a fine summer evening of our own World Cup Football competition, organised by the Modern Languages Department. Each of the six Remove languages picked a “national”, mixed five-a-side team for the glory of being crowned World Champions. […]

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Riders qualify for NSEA Championships

The Marlborough riders were out in force over the May Bank Holiday weekend.  Many congratulations to the Marlborough College show jumping team who qualified for the NSEA Eventer Challenge Championships at Hickstead.   Jonah Kennedy (PR Sh) had a  fantastic clear round to come 4th individually (out of 31 starters) in the 90cm final.  The team of […]

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Girls’ Cricket Coaching Experience

We were thrilled to welcome 87 Year 4, 5 and 6 primary and prep school girls to a morning of cricket coaching on Friday 8th June. The energy, excitement and enthusiasm from the pupils was a sight to behold and greatly impressed our cricket professional, Mark Alleyne, and guest coach, the former England captain Charlotte […]

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Saturday Sport

Saturday 16th June is another busy day in the Marlborough sporting calendar with a host of home and away fixtures. There is full list of fixtures with Cricket against Bradfield College, Girls’ Tennis against Bryanston, Open Boys’ Tennis and an Athletics meeting with Harrow, Highgate, Kingswood, Lord Wandsworth, Magdalen College, Sherborne and Warminster. Parents can […]

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French Final for Yearlings Rugby

Yearlings Rugby players have just returned from an enjoyable three-day trip to France, where they finished runners up in an international rugby tournament hosted by Stade Français. Based in Paris, the tour party watched Castres win an entertaining Top 14 final against Montpellier on Saturday afternoon before their own chance to shine the following day. […]

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Flight Centre Schools Triathlon raises £320,000

The 2018 Flight Centre Schools Triathlon has come to a close following a final event at Marlborough College, raising a total of £320,000 for charity. Marlborough College hosted the final in a series of four Flight Centre Schools Triathlon events at the weekend, with pupils raising more than £110,000 for charity. On Sunday 20th May, […]

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Junior Ski Trip to Les Ménuires

Ned Finney (CO Sh) looks back on the Junior Ski Trip to Les Ménuires. Very early on the morning on Sunday 25th March, we left London to go to Les Ménuires in the French Alps. On arrival at the ski resort, we were overwhelmed by the snow conditions, some of the best snow we had […]

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Blog: Building Blocks of Success

Strength and conditioning (S & C) forms one of the integrating factors associated with Marlborough College’s core mission to produce versatile pupils who can succeed at anything they choose to do. However, S & C is a relatively vague term, causing some people to question why S & C would be beneficial to them. S […]

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Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2018

125 miles of kayaking, or canoeing, from Devizes to Westminster Bridge is a formidable challenge for senior and junior teams alike. All junior teams undertake the challenge over the four days of the Easter weekend. From fairly humble beginnings the popularity of this event for the Lower and Upper 6th has grown year on year […]

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Barbados Netball Tour Review

On Wednesday 7th February 2018 the Netball touring squad flew out of Gatwick and began their ten-day tour of Barbados. The island immediately captured the hearts of the Marlborough team who enjoyed their immersion into Caribbean culture. With the nearby netball court within walking distance of the hotel, the girls had much opportunity to train […]

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Blog: Youth Athletic Development

To add to the excitement of their first weeks at Marlborough College, the Shell year group have embarked on their athletic development pathway with the Strength and Conditioning team. This began with an induction to the outstanding facilities available for use by all, whereby safe handling of equipment was underlined. Following this, students took part […]

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Blog: Positive Play

Thursday 21st September As we are quickly progressing onto the third week of term and are about to play our block fixture against Cheltenham on Thursday 22nd September.  It feels like the right time to reflect on the past two weeks on behalf of the Senior XV plus an insight into my time at the […]

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Magical day at Lord’s

Rugby v Marlborough – Saturday 12th August 2017 at Lord’s A quite superb game of cricket, befitting of the venue and the combined total of 625 years of school history being celebrated, saw Marlborough emerge winners by 25 runs in a topsy-turvy encounter packed with drama.  Put into bat, Marlborough recovered from a catastrophic start […]

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Cricket at Lord’s

For the first time since 1972, the Cricket XI will renew their rivalry with Rugby School at Lord’s this Saturday 12th August as part of Rugby’s 450th anniversary celebrations. The fixture was first played at the home of cricket in 1855, but when limited-over cricket was introduced to the counties in the 1960s and 1970s […]

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Tennis Winners

Marlborough College were winners of the Team Tennis Schools Division 1 leagues for U15 boys and U15 girls.   The boys topped a table that included Bishop Wordsworth’s, Dauntsey’s and Warminster whilst the girls also faced Godolphin, South Wilts Grammar and St Marys Calne. U15A Girls: Ali Cameron (Capt, MM Re), Holly Smith (EL Re), Poppy […]

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Pupil Achievements: Summer Term

A list of pupil achievements from the Summer Term can be viewed below… June Gabriel Debs (PR L6) became the first person to complete the History Department’s difficult ‘Young Pioneers’ Challenge’: this involved learning a huge body of material from the last 1,000 years of History, researching his own areas from scratch, and passing seven viva […]

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Copenhagen Cup Report

The Marlborough College Polo team finished runner-up in the Copenhagen Shield, held at Guards Polo Club on Sunday 21st May. After a 3-2 win over Eton at the semi-final stage, Marlborough lost 3-2 to Harrow in a thrilling final. Captain Oli Fanshawe (C3 U6) led by example and his hard work and contribution to some excellent team play […]

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Blog: Does winning matter?

Does winning matter? Creating a long-term athlete development plan at Marlborough College As coaches, education is of top priority for both the pupils, staff and ourselves. To further this, continual professional development is a constant topic within the Athletic Development department. To expand our knowledge and also those in the PE department, we regularly pick […]

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20th College ERGO competition

The 20th College ERGO competition took place this week and it has been a record breaking year. The Girls’ Upper School record fell and C2 won the House Shield for a third time after 11 years off the top spot.  Breagha Campbell (MM U6) smashed the Upper School girls’ record by 18.7 seconds with a […]

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Fives Champions

Marlborough has new National Champions! On their home courts this Sunday, Ibby Lee (NC L6) and Anna Laakkonen (MO L6) defeated all comers to win the National U18 Championships.  They saw off competition from Malvern, Rugby, Alleyn’s, Eastbourne and finally Christ’s Hospital to cap a great season with the biggest trophy going. Their standard of […]

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