Sports

Sports

Athletics is a powerful tool that ingrains in pupils important values such as the merit of hard work, working and communicating in a team, taking risks and sportsmanlike behaviour. During their time at ECiM, pupils will be encouraged to try out a range of sports, which shapes a positive attitude towards fitness and health throughout their lives.

Each term, pupils are divided into three different intensity levels depending on their proficiency. Pupils with a keen interest in a particular activity can opt for co-curricular sessions that take place every afternoon. Pupils train at least twice a week, and the College puts out a number of teams at every age group who will take part in tournaments between Houses as well as other schools.
 
Each term, we promote 2 focus sports in both the Prep and Senior Schools:

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 be rotated in a fixed schedule, and interested pupils may practise on a more regular basis through co-curricular activities training:

  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon

Recreational sports aim to promote a healthy lifestyle in a fun yet educational manner:

  • Golf
  • Lifesaving
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Aikido
  • Yoga
  • Table tennis
  • Zumba
  • Salsa
  • Climbing
  • Softball

Pupils are not pressured to specialise in any one sport, and as such, our competitive sporting calendar is set up to allow pupils to represent the College in multiple events. We aim for all our sports teams to play at least one fixture per week. On the first Saturday of every half term, a College Inter-House sporting event is organised based on the focus sport of the term. We also regularly participate in tournaments across Southeast Asia.

 Multisport   TriDEM (Termly sports tournament with Epsom College, Marlborough College and Dulwich College)
 Football   Epsom Football Tournament, BIS Soccer 7s, 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.
 

Prep School

Prep School pupils learn to develop their physical literacy and core skills across a range of activities. Physical Education lessons and swimming classes are compulsory for all pupils and taught by specialist teachers. Regular games sessions also require the participation of all pupils in Prep School, while those with a keen interest in a particular sport may opt for additional co-curricular sessions.


Senior School

At the Senior School, pupils will be able to participate in co-curricular sports, such as:

  • 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
  • Mountain biking

Sports Awards

This scholarship is offered to pupils with exceptional sporting potential. Pupils must be able to maintain an excellent academic record while performing their given sport at a high level.


Sports Academy

ECiM offers pupils with considerable talent the opportunity to develop their skills as athletes through the Sports Academy. In elevating their athletic performance, members of the Academy will be able to use their skills to lead and shape the College’s sporting culture and environment. Admission to the Academy is by invitation from the Director of Sport, followed by an interview with the Deputy Head to assess the pupil’s ability to perform both athletically and academically.

Pupils at the Sports Academy will be asked to commit two hours of their co-curricular activity time every week, and in turn, will receive the opportunity to train intensely with our qualified PE staff, as well as external coaches and athletes. Throughout the school year, the programme will address a number of aspects of sporting performance including sports psychology, nutrition and specific fitness guidance and testing and performance reviews to elevate their athletic prowess. Additional support comes from their Sixth Form Mentor, who is usually a sports captain or high-performance athlete who can understand what the pupil is going through. They will also be given the opportunity to assist with coaching younger athletes, a system which ensures all pupils at ECiM benefit from the Academy.

Acceptance into the Academy requires continuous effort from our athletes. Pupils must commit to training with high levels of motivation, show consistently excellent performance in the sport and conduct themselves with sportsmanlike behaviour during training and competitions. Ultimately, they need to carry themselves well as role models for their peers, by demonstrating a positive attitude during training and an open-minded approach to coaching.

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.

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.