Sport

Co-Curricular Sport at Marlborough College Malaysia

Sport is integral to life for pupils at Marlborough College Malaysia, but what makes sport at MCM so special?

Here at the College, we prioritise every pupil’s long term athletic development (LTAD) by aligning our Sport and P.E. curriculum with scientific research. Our approach is that every child is an athlete and developing the key fundamentals from an early age is essential to sporting performance. Every child is given the tools to access each sport played at the College in the hope that they develop a lifelong sporting passion.

Within child development research there is a term referred to as ‘windows of opportunity’, where certain physical attributes can be best developed. Through the use of our ‘state of the art’ Hamersley gym, we are able to support every child during these development windows and support their long term growth. Alongside the physical attributes, we also train and compete in seventeen sports. A key ingredient to our long term success has been exposing our pupils to a variety of sports throughout their time here at the College. The term ‘early specialization’ is rife within many sporting programmes, and again, the science and evidence suggests that exposing pupils to a variety of sports each year not only keeps them engaged but also allows sport-specific skills and tactics to be transferred across the different sports, which ultimately lends itself to a more rounded sportsman and women as they progress on their sporting journey.

Sport is often described as a vehicle for life. The ever increasing pressure placed on young pupils can be hard to channel, but with over sixty-five sports clubs being made available to our pupils outside of the traditional school day. We truly can cater to each pupil’s individual needs. The ability for our pupils to immerse themselves in their chosen sports or club gives a much-needed release in their busy schedules. Whether it be an early morning fitness session or a private golf lesson on the newly installed golf range, our pupils are fully engaged within the MCM environment.

Alongside each pupil’s individual needs, you only need to visit the College at one of our prestigious Straits events to gain a sense of the community and camaraderie amongst the pupils. The atmosphere generated from over 500 pupils competing across various age groups is a privilege to be part of.

Sport at MCM is enjoyed by both staff and pupils and creates a wonderful environment for a positive challenge but more importantly to create memories and friendships for life.

Senior School

The sports programme throughout the senior school builds on the superb foundations in place for our prep school pupils. Within the senior programme, pupils receive even more choice within the clubs and games programme with two, weekly, 90-minute games sessions, as well as sixty-five sports club options outside of the school day. The performance sports remain the same, with a shift to late specialisation as pupils reach the Sixth Form. In addition to this, pupils have access to a variety of supplementary options that support overall health and fitness, which caters for anyone wishing to improve physical endurance, in place of the sport-specific sessions. We are proud to offer a valuable alternative that continues to promote the benefits of exercise and cultivate characteristics such as teamwork and perseverance. Most importantly, pupils are equipped with the necessary tools to maintain personal health levels with support from our excellent Strength and Conditioning team.

Competitive sport in the Senior School progresses and intensifies, as aspirational players and performance squads pursue excellence within our major sports. A programme of extra physical, technical and tactical based sessions become available to push elite performers and ensure that our top teams are set amongst the most revered schools in South East Asia. This effective formula has been the driving force behind a string of successes, and, subsequently, has built an impressive reputation of sporting excellence. The Senior School also has a Sports Scholarship programme.

Senior Sports Overview

Performance sports – The Performance squads will compete in our major sports in tournaments around South East Asia and will have specific sessions designated to them weekly.

Active sports – We aim to better support the diversity at the College with the choices available each Season, whilst still remaining true to our British heritage as a College sports programme.  Whilst fixtures will still be important in active sports, the central goal will be for every pupil to understand and enjoy the health benefits associated with being active on a daily basis.

Boys SeasonSeason 1
Aug – Oct
Season 2
Nov – Feb
Season 3
Feb – Apr
Season 4
Apr – Jun
Performance SportsFootballRugbyHockey & CricketAthletics
Active SportsBasketball
Badminton
Swimming
Tennis
Cross country
Golf
Health & Fitness
Basketball
Badminton
Aqua/Triathlon
Tennis
Climbing
Golf
Health & Fitness
Triathlon
Squash
Ultimate Frisbee
Climbing
Yoga
Volleyball
Health & Fitness
Tennis
5 a-side Football
Yoga
Health & Fitness

 

Girls SeasonSeason 1
Aug – Oct
Season 2
Nov – Feb
Season 3
Feb – Apr
Season 4
Apr – Jun
Performance SportsFootball & HockeyTouch RugbyNetballAthletics
Active SportsBadminton

Swimming
Tennis
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Health & Fitness

Badminton
Rounders
Aqua/Triathlon
Tennis
Climbing
Golf
Health & Fitness
Triathlon
Squash
Cricket
Ultimate Frisbee
Climbing
Yoga
Health & Fitness
Cricket
Tennis
5 a-side Football
Yoga
Health & Fitness

Prep School

In the Prep School we are looking to develop strong athletes who are ready for a life-long love of sport. We aim to enthuse them through fun and games while instilling FUNdamental basic movements. From here we give the children opportunities to try different activities and they learn the key skills to perform. As they continue through the school we develop opportunities to compete against other schools and clubs both at home and abroad in a broad range of sports and games. Below are phases that we work through although the pupils will develop through these at their own pace. Our key sports are SWIMMING, Football, Rugby, Touch, Hockey, Cricket and Athletics with many development sports such as Basketball, Badminton, Cross Country and Climbing.

Phase 1 (Activate)

In Pre School to Year 2, we hope to instil an enjoyment of physical movement and develop the pupils physical literacy. Pupils are to progress through the fundamental skills in the table below through play and structured learning activities that are FUN.

Phase 2 (Discovery)

In Year 3 and 4 we hope to use their developed fundamental movement skills to play competitive sports. Initially, identifying specific skills, we will incorporate them into game play to develop game awareness and an understanding of sportsmanship.

Phase 3 (Progression)

In Years 5 and 6 we hope to focus on honing skills and developing match play. We continue to develop the basics with agility, balance and coordination at the heart of everything we do. This progresses into competitive fixtures and opportunities to try different sports.

Phase 4 (Train to compete)

In Year 7 and 8 the children will continue to development their movement skills and understand more about how their body works. Sportsmanship will be continued with the added principles of leadership. Competition in selected sports will be greater and excellence pushed in all disciplines.

Prep Sports Overview

Performance sports – The Performance squads will compete in our major sports in tournaments around South East Asia and will have specific sessions designated to them weekly.

Active sports – We aim to better support the diversity at the College with the choices available each Season, whilst still remaining true to our British heritage as a College sports programme.  Whilst fixtures will still be important in active sports, the central goal will be for every pupil to understand and enjoy the health benefits associated with being active on a daily basis.

Boys SeasonSeason 1
Aug – Oct
Season 2
Nov – Feb
Season 3
Feb – Apr
Season 4
Apr – Jun
Performance SportsFootballRugbyHockey
Cricket
Athletics
Active SportsBadminton
Indoor Hockey
Badminton
Climbing
Basketball
Climbing
Cricket
Hockey

 

Girls SeasonSeason 1
Aug – Oct
Season 2
Nov – Feb
Season 3
Feb – Apr
Season 4
Apr – Jun
Performance SportsFootball
Hockey
Touch RugbyNetballAthletics
Active SportsBadminton
Indoor Hockey
Badminton
Climbing
Basketball
Basketball
Climbing
Cricket
Hockey

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