Malvern College has a deserved reputation as a school that encourages excellence and participation in sport. We encourage sporting ability to thrive in pupils of all levels.
There are excellent facilities here for training and playing sport that includes a beautiful cricket ground at the centre of the main campus. There are all weather pitches, two rackets courts and a large number of playing fields and tennis courts. The famous Malvern Hills provide challenging terrain for Cross Country running and, in addition to the more usual sports, the boys and girls enjoy activities such as Canoeing, Swimming, Sailing, Kayak Polo, Fencing, Scuba Diving, Basketball, and Clay-pigeon Shooting.
We strive to provide physical activity for all abilities and support at each level of attainment from participation to performance. Pupils are encouraged to participate and to strive for performance targets. We have pupils who attend training at County, Regional and National training camps.
Our aim is to support all our players and encourage them to take an interest in their own heath and fitness. We also provide the gifted with personal coaching and strength and conditioning training. We keep strong links with clubs across a range of sports: Worcestershire County Cricket, Worcester Warriors RFC, Stourport Hockey Club and Manor Park Tennis Club to name but a few.
Director of Sport: Chey West
I have an honours degree in Sports Coaching Science (with Physical Education) and completed my PGCE at the University of Buckingham. I come from a sporty family and have been privileged to represent my province in Zimbabwe in several different sports. Throughout my school years I played junior hockey at national level but am a good all-rounder with experience of playing and coaching a range of sports. Since working at Malvern I have taken up Rackets and, with support from our Head Rackets Coach and encouragement from the boys and girls here at Malvern, have entered several competitions and won the British Open Ladies Doubles in 2016.
The Director of Sport ensures that each pupil has a variety of activities available to him of her. I work closely with the head coaches across all of the sports we offer to ensure that there is the best quality provision and that our fixture lists remains competitive.
My main aim as Director of Sport is to provide opportunities for all pupils to participate in sport; not just helping them achieve the best level of performance they can, but to inspire them to continue participating in physical activity as a part of their life beyond Malvern.