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Football takes centre stage for the first part of the Lent Term at The Downs Malvern.

The teams are fortunate to be able to train and play on well-maintained grass pitches, all the while enjoying the wonderful backdrop of the Malvern Hills.

We run three Senior teams from 1st to 3rd XI involving boys from Years 7 and 8, four and occasionally five Colts teams (Years 5 and 6) and up to three teams at Under 8 and 9 level. At this age, the emphasis is most definitely on learning the basic skills and team work. Enjoyment and participation come before winning.

Every effort is made to ensure that all of our boys have the opportunity to represent the school at Colts level, where the boys play 7-a-side matches with other Prep schools. As the boys move on to the Senior end of the school, we see the introduction of 11-a-side football, where skills continue to be built upon, whilst learning an appreciation of positions on a larger pitch.

There are regular matches played against local Prep schools, and all of the coaching staff have a passion for the game and varying degrees of playing experience.