Marlborough College Malaysia is pleased to announce that it will be hosting, for the fourth year in a row, the Straits Trophy 10-a-side rugby tournament. The event will take place on Saturday 20th January 2018 and due to popular demand teams are asked to register their interest by clicking on the following link:

Successful applicants will be emailed. The closing date for completion of registration is Thursday 23rd November 2017.


The Straits Trophy aims to bring together rugby teams from Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Singapore and to provide an equal balance of teams from these areas. We will have competition at U10, U11, U12, U13, U14 and U16 levels. 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 RM200 (S$65) per age group, per team and this will be sent as an invoice to the team’s main contact (as provided on the form – link above).


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

Arrival and departure

Teams are required to arrive at Marlborough on Saturday 20th January 2018 from 8.00am in preparation for a 9.00am kick off.  The tournament is scheduled to finish at 3.00pm.

Balls and equipment

Teams are to bring balls for practice and warm-ups, match balls will be provided.


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

** Food is not provided by the College, please ensure participants bring Malaysian Ringgit or Singapore Dollars to purchase from one of the vendors. **


Schools should remind all players to bring a water bottle that can be refilled from the water dispensers provided. There will also be a refreshment stall available to all participants, staff and parents. Sports drinks, tea and coffee is available to purchase on site. No alcohol is to be brought onto the campus.  Please note that cash will be the only form of payment accepted.


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. 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, (the 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 travelling we recommend Hotel Granada, Johor Bahru

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.