Marlborough College Malaysia is pleased to announce that it will be hosting, for the third year in a row, the Straits Trophy 10-a-side rugby tournament. Due to demand, teams are asked to register their interest by clicking this  link

Successful applicants will be emailed. The closing date for completion of registration is Wednesday 30th November 2016. All information about the tournament can be found, and updated, on this website.


The Straits Trophy aims to bring together rugby teams from Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Singapore, and we hope to provide an equal balance of teams from these areas. We will have competition for U10, U11, U12, U13, U14 and U16, and this year we will be adding the U9 level. When all spaces have been filled, a waiting list will be created and communicated with the team’s director.

Tournament fee

The cost of the tournament will be RM150 (S$50) per age group, per team and this will be sent as an invoice to each team’s main contact (as provided by you on the link above).


The tournament will be held across six of the school’s rugby pitches, which are clearly visible on entry to the Marlborough campus. There is also a map provided to help you orientate yourself to the correct pitch. Click here to view a video of last year’s Straits Trophy.

Arrival and departure

Teams are required to arrive at Marlborough on Saturday 21st January 2017 by 8.00am, in preparation for a coaching meeting at 8.10am and an 8.30am kick-off.  The tournament is scheduled to finish at 3.45pm.

Balls and equipment

Teams are to bring balls for practice and warm-ups.


There will be reasonably priced food available to purchase from a variety of vendors on the day.  Food can be purchased with Malaysian Ringgit and Singapore Dollars, please note that cash will be the only form of payment accepted.


Schools should remind all players to bring a water bottle that can be refilled from the water dispensers provided. There will also be a refreshments stall available for all participants, staff and parents. Sports drinks, tea and coffee will be available on site, but no alcohol is to be brought onto the campus.


The College has excellent security. However, coaches should ensure all valuables are stored safely. The College will hold no responsibility for loss or damage of valuables.

Lightning procedure

Lightning is indicated by a siren and a flashing light from the lightning alarm system. Should the alarm sound, all players will be directed to the main sports hall or dining hall, where they will remain until the all-clear signal from the lightning alarm has sounded and the Tournament Director has advised play can continue. If there is a significantly prolonged delay, a coaches’ meeting will be called and a decision about proceeding will be agreed.


Please follow parking directions and ensure that no one is blocked in, as the younger age groups will be finishing earlier. Buses are to drop pupils off and park outside of the site.


There are plenty of toilets on site, so please follow the signs or ask any of the hosting staff for guidance. They will be cleaned on an hourly basis however if you feel they are not up to standard then please inform a member of staff immediately so that we can rectify the problem.

Valuables and Belongings

Marlborough College Malaysia accepts no liability for any loss, damage or theft. Please be vigilant with your belongings.

Medical treatment

There will be paramedics on hand throughout the tournament. In addition to this, Marlborough nurses will assist in treating the players, however, each team should bring assistant coaches or volunteers to take more serious cases to hospital, for a second opinion. The school uses:

Columbia Asia Hospital: Persiaran Afiat, Taman Kesihatan Afiat, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia.

Gleneagles Hospital: Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar, Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Hotel information

There are plenty of hotels in the local area. For teams we recommend Hotel Granada.

Address: 55, Jalan Indah 15/2, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

  • Tel: +607-231 8888
  • Fax: +607-231 8889



Marlborough College Malaysia is proud to have Legend Brands as our sponsor of the Straits Tournaments.  Legend Brands represent a number of sports brands in the region and there will be the opportunity to purchase a variety of sporting items from them at the Retail Tent on the day.   Please note that cash, in Singapore Dollars and Malaysian Ringgit, will be the only form of payment accepted.

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