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.

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.

Danielle Potts
Danielle Potts
All Round

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.

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.

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.

Adam Osborne
Adam Osborne
Football / Rugby

I arrive at Epsom from Cempaka School and my main sports are Football and Rugby. I have played for KLYS and KL Tigers throughout the age groups and have travelled overseas with both these teams to play International Tournaments. I look forward to being a part of the Epsom teams and helping develop a successful culture.

Arjun Alberts
Arjun Alberts
Football

My name is Arjun Rene Alberts , 16 years of age and I play Football. I recently made my professional debut in football for PSM Makassar. Hopefully, in the near future I will be able to play professional football full time. In the future I would also like to run a sports school for underprivileged children.

Ben Yee
Ben Yee
All Round

I have been at Epsom for 3 years having joined from Tenby. My main sports are Swimming, which I have been competing in from a young age and Rugby. I play KL Saracens and look forward to representing the Epsom College 1st XV over the next two years. I also enjoy coaching the younger years at the College and would like to develop my coaching.

Mike Chong
Mike Chong
All Round

I have been at Epsom for 3 years and the coaching at Epsom has helped me develop my Rugby significantly. I had not played before entering the College but enjoy the physicality and combativeness of the sport. I hope to continue to develop all aspects of my game and play a role in a successful 1st XV. I aspire to represent Malaysia on the Rugby pitch in World Cup.

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.