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Sports & Activities

Malvern has a deserved reputation as a school which encourages excellence and participation. Teaching and coaching staff do their best to ensure opportunities are in place for all abilities to thrive.

There is variety and choice with over thirty sports available and all pupils are expected to take an interest in their own health and fitness.

There are excellent sporting facilities available at Malvern including an indoor heated swimming pool, a superb cricket ground, an all-weather playing surface, rackets courts and a large number of playing fields. The famous Malvern Hills provide a challenging terrain for Cross Country running.

In addition to the more usual sports, the boys and girls enjoy activities such as Canoeing, Swimming, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Basketball, Lacrosse, Clay-pigeon Shooting and Equestrian.

Director of Boys' Sport: John Cox

Having graduated in PE & Sports Science from Loughborough University in 1981 I first taught PE at Prince Henry's HS, Evesham. Having been Head of PE there for 11 years I moved to Malvern in 2001 to take up the post of Director of PE & Sport. This became Director of Boys' Sport in 2009 when I was appointed to my other role as Professional Teaching & Learning Mentor.

As Director of Boys' sport I oversee the development of all boys' sport but primarily our priority sports of Rugby, Football & Cricket. Here I work closely with our teachers in charge Nick Tisdale (Rugby) Matt Cleal (Football) & Mark Hardinges (Cricket) as well as Head Coaches to ensure that as many boys as possible train and represent the college each week and that our fixture programme is competitive. It is also important that our coaching provision is of the highest standard and pupils of all abilities are well coached and educated to play sport in the right way.

From within this competitive tier of school sport we need to ensure that our most able pupils have access to the appropriate pathways in order that they continue to develop and access coaching and competition at the appropriate level. Our links here with Worcester Warriors and Worcestershire CCC support that aim, together with our Elite Player Programme (EPP).

In addition to our priority sports it is also important that we facilitate the development of numerous other sports including Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Fives, Hockey, Golf, Swimming, Athletics, Rackets, Squash, Tennis and Cross Country to ensure that they have the resources and time to flourish too.

Beneath this competitive tier is a large and varied recreational programme that requires organising and staffing. Here I work closely with PG (Deputy Head Logistics) and SSR (Director of Girls' Sport) in order to ensure that we have a comprehensive Co-curricular programme for all pupils to be involved in..
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