Arrival and departure

Teams are required to arrive at Marlborough on Saturday 1st December for 07:45 in preparation for a 08:40 kick off. There will be a coaches’ briefing at 08:20. Parking will be clearly signposted on arrival at Marlborough.

The tournament is scheduled to finish by 14:30 following the final presentations for each age category.


The U14, U16 and U18 tournaments will be held across the three main pitches, which will be clearly marked with six individual touch pitches. The U10 and U12 tournaments will be played on the field in the middle of the athletics track and on the newly laid back pitches; there will be two touch pitches marked in both of these areas. All fields are clearly visible on entry to the Marlborough campus and pitch locations can be found on this map. Toilets will be accessible from all fields of play. There will be numerous tents between pitches to provide shade for participants and spectators throughout the day. Each team will be assigned a team tent on arrival.

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 where they will remain until the all-clear signal from the lightning alarm has sounded and the Tournament Director has advised that play can continue. If there is a significantly prolonged delay, a coaches’ meeting will be called and a decision about proceeding will be agreed.


The College has excellent security. However, coaches and players should ensure all valuables are stored away safely.


There will be reasonably priced food available to purchase from a variety of vendors on the day.  Food can be purchased with Malaysian Ringgit or Singapore Dollars, 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. **


All players should be advised to bring a water bottle that can be refilled from the water dispensers provided. There will also be a refreshment stall available, selling hot and cold drinks and snacks for all participants, staff and parents. 

Medical treatment

Marlborough nurses will be situated in red medical tents and will be on-hand to treat players throughout the tournament; these tents will be easily accessible by all pitches. In the event of a serious injury, participants will be taken to:

Columbia Asia Hospital:

Persiaran Afiat, Taman Kesihatan Afiat, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia.

Gleneagles Hospital:

Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar, Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Coaches require all necessary player contact details and documents for insurance purposes; players without insurance must have adequate funds to cover any expenses incurred.

Hotel information

For teams travelling a significant distance to participate in the competition, we recommend staying at the hotel detailed below:

Hotel Granada

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

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


Balls and equipment 

Teams are to bring balls for practice between matches and warm-ups. Match balls will be provided.


Following the end of play, all teams will gather by the scorers’ tent for the presentation of Runners-up and Winners medals for each age category by the Master of the College. Winners will also receive the MCM Straits Touch Trophy, which will be engraved with details of the winning team.


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.

** All teams in possession of a trophy from the 2017 competition will be required to bring them on 1st December. **