Pupil Achievements: Lent Term

A selection of pupil achievements from the Lent Term… April Stasi Knight (CO U6) captained Wales U18s hockey team in their 2-1 win against Ireland and she will continue as captain for the next test against Switzerland and Scotland over the Easter weekend. March Congratulations to Molly Gibbins (CO L6), who came 29th out of a field of […]

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West of England Public School Golf Championships

Marlborough College Golf Team put in a strong performance to finish runners up on the school’s return to the West of England Public School Golf Championships at Burnham & Berrow. In the College’s first appearance in the event in seven years first team players rose to the occasion, winning matches versus Sherborne and Cheltenham College […]

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Marlborough win international tournament

Marlborough College were winners of the Plate competition the the prestigious International Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament. Played on the fields where the game was born, schools from Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, as well as teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland took part as part of Rugby School’s 450th Anniversary celebrations. […]

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Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens

Day Four- U14s – National Sevens Vase Having made it through, Marlborough entered Friday in the Plate and once again progressed after two wins in two. 11.20am, Pitch RE4 Marlborough 24 King’s Worcester 19 12.40pm, Pitch RE2 Marlborough 29 Ivybridge Community College 7 This took them through into the Plate semi-final stage. 3.20pm – Plate Semi-Final […]

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Blog: Long Term Athlete Development

Importance of Long Term Athlete Development and our approach at Marlborough College What is Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)? The challenges for those invested in youth sport come in various forms. The main area of focus being that children and adolescents should not be treated as miniature adults, and as such the exercise guidelines and […]

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U14s impress at National Finals

The U14 girls’ hockey team made their inaugural appearance at the U14 Investec Schools Hockey National finals yesterday, held at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis centre on the Olympic Park. The opening group game saw Marlborough face Trent College, winners of the Midlands region. The girls struggled to gain any composure in the game […]

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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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Report: Rugby Sevens

Congratulations to the XV sevens’ side who reached the final of the Canford Sevens tournament on Sunday 26th February. Due to illness and prior commitments, a squad of just ten made the trip but they performed extremely well with a 46-0 win over Sexey’s in the opening group game. There were then wins over Millfield […]

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Cricket Tour to Barbados

Marlborough College Cricket Tour to Barbados 8th – 19th February 2017 After plenty of training, preparation, team meetings and extensive t-shirt sales, the squad of 15 players and three staff left for Barbados on Wednesday 8th February for ten days which would see an intensive spell of seven fixtures as well as opportunities to enjoy […]

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Cricket tour to Barbados

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the 2017 touring party set off for Barbados. Captained by Billy Mead (C1 U6), the team will play six games in 12 days before returning to the UK on Sunday 19th February. Staff on the tour include Master in Charge of Cricket Mike Bush, Cricket professional Mark Alleyne […]

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England Squash National Schools Competition

A 4-1 win against KES Birmingham saw the U15 boys progress to the final 16 in the England Squash National Schools competition. After an uneventful jaunt up the M5, the boys arrived well rested and ready to perform. Ben Spink (SU Re), at number one string, went on first. Following a slow start – adjusting to a […]

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Netball Pre-Season

The 2017 Netball cohort returned for pre-season training on Friday 6th January. The sessions were led by Dani McFarlane, Mistress in Charge of Netball, with a varied programme of activities. Players from the 1st VII, U16s, U15s and U14s gathered at Marlborough on Friday morning before being put through their paces. The day also included […]

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Squash Team Qualify

Congratulations to the U15 Boys’ Squash team who have qualified for Stage II (knock-outs) of the National Schools Squash competition. In a tough group with current (Wycliffe) and former (Millfield) competition winners, they played with real determination and commitment, finishing second in the group behind Wycliffe. There’s still a long way to go to reach […]

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U14s crowned County Champions

On Sunday 20th November the U14s, U16s and U19s Netball squads travelled to Dorcan Netball Centre to play in the County round of the National Schools Tournament. After a slow start the U14s got into their rhythm and played some fantastic netball. As a team they defended all through the court which created lots of turnover opportunities […]

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Historic Girls’ Football Fixture

The first ever match for the Marlborough College Girls’ Football team took place on Tuesday 15th November. The landmark fixture was played in good spirit and after a goalless first half, the home side’s experience paid off in the second half to register a 2-0 win. Despite the result, this was a very encouraging opening […]

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Wiltshire Panathlon Challenge

Earlier this week the college hosted the Swindon and Wiltshire Panathlon Challenge for the fifth time. This year the event was led by a selected group of 12 pupils who complete their outreach activity with Brimble Hill school in Swindon.  The Panathlon challenge is a competitive multi-sport event for children and young adults with disabilities. […]

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Blog: Importance of the Warm-Up

The warm-up plays an important role in preparing athletes for training or competition as Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach, James Davies, explains… It can not only improve performance but massively reduce the risk of injury along with playing a key role in athletic development. The warm-up is broken down into four stages with each stage […]

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Marlborough win the Silk Cup

Marlborough College and Radley College competed for the Silk Cup on Saturday afternoon, a trophy named in honour of Dennis Silk. Presented by The Marlburian Club, the Silk Cup is in honour of DRW Silk who was both the coach of the all-conquering Marlborough XV of 1963 and subsequently Warden of Radley from 1968-1991. Radley […]

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Dunford Lecture: Clare Balding

It was a great privilege to welcome Clare Balding to give the Dunford Lecture on Tuesday 4th October 2016.   Clare is currently one of the most high-profile sports journalists and presenters; as she spent the summer in Rio as the main anchor-woman of the Olympic and Paralympic games, we were particularly looking forward to asking […]

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Sporting Clay Shield

The Marlborough A team retained the Sporting Clay Shield on Tuesday 11th October, for the sixth year in a row, beating 18 other teams from ten schools. This was the biggest competition that we have hosted at Barbury Shooting School who managed the event with customary efficiency and good humour. Henry Gouriet (C3 L6) came second […]

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