Six members of the Millfield community have been selected to represent their countries in the latest round of call-ups for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.
Lower Sixth Daphne Schrager and Year 10 Tatiana Tostevin have both received call-ups to represent their countries. Millfield's Director of Swimming, Euan Dale, and Swimming Coach, Dan Waddingham, will also join Team England in Coaching and Strength and Conditioning roles, respectively. OMs James Guy and Cameron Kurle have also been selected to represent Team England in swimming.
Para-athlete Daphne Schrager received a call up to the England para-athletics squad and will compete in the T35 100m. This builds on her earlier Team GB representation last summer at the inaugural World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Switzerland, where she competed in both T35 100m and 200m at U20 level.
Tatiana Tostevin has made history as the youngest ever sportsperson selected to represent Guernsey. She will swim in backstroke events. Tatiana’s selection comes after a strong performance at the Commonwealth Youth Games in July 2017 where she broke many Island records and qualified for the 50M backstroke final, finishing 6th at just 14 years old, the youngest of the other seven finalists.
Andrew Pembleton, Millfield’s Acting Director of Sport, says, “The latest round of selections for the Commonwealth Games shows Millfield’s continuing success at producing and supporting some of the world’s top athletes. Both Daphne and Tatiana’s selections are a testament to their hard work, professionalism and dedication to their sports. For coaches Euan and Dan, this is a fantastic opportunity to bring back experience and inspiration for current athletes.”