Sports

Sports

Every pupil has two timetabled games sessions per week with optional sporting co-curricular sessions taking place every afternoon. Sport is divided into three levels each term Focus, Participation and Recreational. There are two Focus sports each term; training takes place twice a week and the College puts out a number of teams at every age group who take part in tournaments and regular inter- school fixtures.

Focus Sports:-

Boys Term 1 Football and Basketball
  Term 2 Rugby and Athletics
  Term 3 Cricket and Rugby
 
Girls  Term 1  Football and Basketball
  Term 2 Netball and Athletics
  Term 3 Touch Rugby and Lacrosse
 

Participation sports will have an organised fixture programme and CCA training sessions - Badminton, Squash, Hockey, Tennis, Swimming, Triathlon.

Recreational sports have the aim of promoting regular physical activity and educating individuals with regards to a healthy lifestyle - Golf, Lifesaving, Ballet, Ballroom Dancing, Ultimate Frizbee, Aikido, Yoga, Table Tennis, Zumba, Salsa, Water Polo, Climbing, Softball.

Our competitive sporting calendar is set up to allow all students to represent the College teams without having to choose between sports. We aim for all our sports teams play at least one fixture per week and our teams participate in regular tournaments both at the College and across SE Asia including:-

 Multisport   TriDEM (Termly sports tournament with Epsom College, Marlborough College and Dulwich College)
 Football   Epsom Football Tournament, BIS Soccer 7’s, etc.
 Rugby   KL Tigers Tournament, Allied Pickford Tournament, MISRUC Tournament etc.
 Netball   Epsom Netball Tournament, SE Asia Netball Tournament etc.
 Basketball   ISAKL Tournament, Epsom Basketball Tournament, Upland Penang Tournament etc.
 Athletics   Epsom Track Meeting, ISAKL Track and Field etc.
 Touch Rugby   KL Tigers Tournament, Epsom Touch Tournament, MISRUC etc.
 Lacrosse   Epsom Lacrosse Tournament.
 Cricket   Epsom Cricket Tournament.
 Swim/Tri   Epsom Swimming Meeting, International Schools Triathlon Series etc.
 

House sport also plays an important role and on the first Saturday of every half term we run whole school House sporting events based on the focus sport of the term.


Prep School

Every Prep School student takes part in Physical Education lessons, swimming classes, games sessions and optional co-curricular sessions. The PE and swimming lessons take place within their classes and are delivered by specialist a number of specialist teachers. The aims of the lessons are to develop physical literacy and competency across a range of activities and introduce the core skills of many sports.

The Prep School sporting calendar mirrors the Senior School with there being two Focus sports per term. There is a full schedule of fixtures and tournaments played by our U9 and U11 squads and house events in the Focus sports take place in the first week of every half term.


Senior School

The Senior School co-curricular sport activities will include, athletics, cross-country, badminton, basketball, cricket, fencing, football, golf, hockey, martial arts, table tennis, climbing, netball, rounders, softball, rugby, touch rugby, squash, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, yoga, ballet, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, zumba, triathlon, lifesaving and mountain biking.


Sports Academy

The Sports Academy aims to support students who have considerable sporting potential to develop as athletes. The programme is designed to challenge and elevate every aspect of the students’ performance and members of the Academy will in turn have a positive effect in developing the sporting philosophy and environment of the College.

The Sports Academy will run during CCA hours and students will be asked to commit 2 hours per week to the programme. On top of this, there is an expectation to play a leading role in the sporting programme of the College, demonstrate a positive attitude to training and open-minded approach to coaching and to be an ambassador for Epsom College in Malaysia at all times.

The programme will address a number of aspects of sporting performance throughout the year, including sport psychology, nutrition, leadership, specific fitness guidance and testing, performance reviews, as well as assisting with coaching with the younger years.

In addition to the guidance provided by PE staff and external coaches and athletes, each student in the Sports Academy will be assigned a mentor from the 6th form. These include sports captains and an array and high performance athletes who aim to provide additional support to develop our young athletes.

Admission into the Academy will be by invitation only through selection from the Director of Sport and interview with the Deputy Head. Retention in the Sports Academy will be dependent on consistently excellent performance levels, exemplary conduct during training and competition, and if appropriate to the sport concerned, evidence of good contributions to team spirit. It is given, that they will be acting as role models for their peers, and as such high levels of motivation and commitment to training and competition are expected.

Cindy Ng
Badminton
Hello, my name is Cindy Ng. I enjoy playing all sports, however I would consider badminton my main. It started out when I would watch badminton matches with my dad when I was young. Since then, I played it as often as I could, joining the school team and during my free time. Through badminton, I have learned to always give my best in everything I do and also to never give up easily. I hope that I can influence more people to play this sport because it is not only exciting, but challenging.
Danish Ruzaiman
Danish Ruzaiman
Rugby
I have been playing rugby since I was 6 years old. The scholarship has been really helpful as it has allowed me to bond with other rugby players and sharpen my skills as an individual. I currently play as a flanker or second row but I can play various positions such as centre as well. I like playing in tournaments because I enjoy the challenge and they are opportunities to improve myself as a player.
Danielle Potts
Danielle Potts
Multi Sport
Sport has always been an integral part of my life and I have played every sport that has been made available to me. I have represented many club team and every school teams at Alice Smith whilst growing up. As a got older I began to focus on Football and Kickboxing and I love that at Epsom I am not asked to specialise in a certain sport and can be part of every school team including Basketball, Football, Touch Rugby, Netball, Lacrosse, Athletics etc.
Gabe Lingan
Gabe Lingan
Rugby
I’ve been playing rugby for over 10 years now. I’m currently playing with the KL Saracens and have been playing with them since I started. My biggest achievements would have to be playing for the Philippine National U19s and Men’s U20s 7s teams competing in the Asian Rugby Union Division 1 U19 Championships and the U20s Asian Rugby Sevens.
Kit Price
Kit Price
Rugby and Football
From the age of seven, I have been a keen sportsman. I specialise in football and rugby and have always wanted to push myself in these sports by playing at a high level. I have competed in tournaments all around Asia which, has allowed me to push myself in order to achieve my goal of representing my country
Kiroshanna Manoharan
Squash
I started playing squash at the age of seven.As I took part in national tournaments,I took squash more seriously. I ended up loving the sport! My biggest achievement was when I won the Asian Junior Championship for the GU13 title in Tehran, Iran. I was also one of the fourteen Malaysians to play for the British Junior Open 2016.In August 2016,I played the Penang International Open and got a silver in GU15 after losing to Egypt.Squash has taught me a lot of things, and one of them is to work hard and always set your goals. 
Mayumi Shinozuka
Mayumi Shinozuka
Triathlon
I started off being a state swimmer at the age of 7 and was introduced to triathlon by a parent at the swim club. After a while, I joined my brother at training and was able to compete in open races in Singapore. The thrill of competition made me want to train harder in order to improve my chances of winning the races. This extra training aided me in winning my first race at the age of 9. My aim for the future is to be the first Malaysian to qualify for the next youth Olympic Games that will be held in 3 years time. My short term goal is to win a medal at the SEA games.
Nalin Da Silva
Nalin Da Silva
Cricket
I have been playing cricket since the age of 7. I have represented Malaysia Under 16 and i now represent Malaysia Under 19. My biggest accomplishment is winning gold in the ACC U16 tournament. I am also currently playing for the senior team for my state, Kuala Lumpur since i was 15 years old. I aim to display a positive attitude and inspire others in Epsom as well.
Tala Tobias Siddle
Tala Tobias Siddle
Rugby
I was brought up in a very sporty environment; playing as many sports as possible. I’ve been playing rugby since the age of seven. I started with touch but have now moved on to love union. I have always been eager to play in the age groups above in order to challenge myself even more. I started out by playing on the wing but moved into the forwards as I enjoyed the physicality. I am very grateful to Epsom for giving me this opportunity and I know that I am going to train very hard to achieve my goals.
Tee Dei Wei
Tee Dei Wei
Athletics
I've been running since, when I was about the age of 13. I was inspired by Riki Shinozuka who is a national triathlete and also my housemate/teammate. 800m is my favourite event ands also an event that I beat Riki for the first ever time. My time for 800m would qualify me as the top age group athlete in Malaysia and would also qualify for the UK national team. I enjoy being part of the Epsom College Athletics and Cross-Country team and hope to pursue my love of the sport at University in the USA.
Tom Evans
Tom Evans
Multi Sport
I started off playing baseball before I was able to walk. I have an incredible love for this sport. My position in baseball is first base which suits me as it gives me an excuse to be as loud and aggressive as need be. This is not just a game to me, it has taught me many life lessons and allowed me to grow and develop in many different ways. I have represented all schools I have attended and my home town. I would recommend everyone to play this sport; not just for competition but for enjoyment.
TJ Previndran
TJ Previndran
Rugby
I started playing Rugby for KL Saracens at a very young age and worked my way up through the age groups before heading off to New Zealand to attend Hamilton Boys School. There is an incredible Rugby culture in NZ and I was fully wrapped up in developing myself as a player and being part of the the Schools team. Now back in Malaysia I enjoy coaching the Girls Touch teams and an also looking to explode onto the school rugby circuit out here with my exciting team. 
Zerin Prisha Previndran
Zerin Prisha Previndran
Tennis
My favourite sport is tennis. So far I have represented my state in the MSSM and have won gold two years in a row. I have also played in the Atf Jakarta tournament, a tournament where young tennis players from the whole of Asia compete and I came 16th. This result was my biggest achievement as I qualified for a big tournament. I play internationally sometimes but mostly for my state. I believe anyone can become an athlete as it depends on your commitment to your sport.