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.

  
Adam Rohizam
Golf

I have been at Epsom for 2 years and have just started Year 7. I am ranked number 1 Golfer in Malaysia U12 and compete all over Asia. I aspire to be a professional golfer and win as many tournaments as I can. I look forward to working alongside other talented sports students within the Academy and learning from them.

Kiroshanna Manoharan
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.

Rohan Thirukumaran
Squash

I started playing squash in 2014 and fully committed to the sport when I won first place in my first tournament. The winning of my first tournament gave me a boost in confidence and I have been able to step up my level whilst training at Epsom College. I enjoy training alongside other International squash players and being a part of the Sports Academy.

Roshan Thirukumaran
Tennis

I started playing tennis from a young age and enjoyed the sport straight away. I played in a number of tournaments when I was young and really enjoyed the competition and the success I gained. Now at Epsom College I enjoy playing a number of sports alongside Tennis and being part of some great teams. 

Sriraam Vikneswaran
Sriraam Vikneswaran
Hockey

I have just started at Epsom College, transferring from GIIS. I play Hockey for KL state U14 and hope to represent Malaysia like my father. I enjoy all other sports and look forward to being part of successful Epsom team in the future.

Anson Tan
Anson Tan
Basketball

I started at Epsom in September having arrived from Sri KL. I play Basketball for my District and look forward to being part of a strong Epsom team. I value the opportunity that I have been given and aim to make the most of every aspect of life at Epsom.

Tia Siddle
Tia Siddle
Football / All Round

I arrived at Epsom from Tenby and join my brother Tala at the College. I have represented Malaysia in two Taekwondo World Championships and I enjoy playing all other sports. I look forward to representing successful College teams and being part of the Sports Academy.

Christian Price
Christian Price
All Round
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.
Haikal Feroz
Haikal Feroz
Football

My main sport and passion is Football and I currently train with KLYS twice a week as well as training and playing for Epsom College. I have been lucky enough to play in tournaments all over the world and would love to be a professional in the future. I appreciate that I will have to work very hard but I look forward to the challenges ahead.

Wei Keat Chong
Triathlon

I take part in all sports but having been inspired by Riki Shinozuka, I have recently been drawn to Triathlon. I am a member of Team Time and train over 10 hours a week in preparation for events all over Malaysia. I still very much enjoy being part of a team and representing the College continues to be really important to me.

Areesh Kalisvaran
Areesh Kalisvaran
Football

I have played Football for Selangor State and currently play fro PJFC outside of school. I play as an attacker and enjoy being in an environment where everybody wants to develop and push each other. I aspire to be a professional footballer one day and look forward to the coming season for School, Club and State.

Shawn Tee
Shawn Tee
All Round

I enjoy taking part in all sports and before I arrived at Epsom I was only playing Football and Basketball. I now represent the College teams for Rugby, Cricket, Hockey and Athletics. I hold many of the College fitness score and baseline tests and enjoy the many sports that I can take part in.

Sarah Feroz
Sarah Feroz
All Round

I enjoy taking part in all sport but Football is my favourite. I play for KLYS outside of School and have represented the Girls 1st XI even though I was in Year 10. I play as a striker and enjoy the opportunity to score goals and help my team win.

Charmaine Limaonco
Charmaine Limaonco
Athletics

I am interested in all sports but my main sport is Athletics. I am a keen 100m and 200m runner and enjoy both the training and competing. My goal is to represent my country and I hope to win lots of events this coming season.

Ryuken Satoh
Ryuken Satoh
Judo

I have just started at Epsom from Kokufu Junior High School in Japan. I have taken part in Judo since I was 5 years old and reached number 1 in the country. I will be training at Bangsar Judo Club and look forward to taking part in all other sports at Epsom College, especially Rugby where I think I can be very good.