Fourteen members of the Millfield community have been selected to represent their countries in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April. Two current pupils, eight former pupils and four coaches are off to Brisbane to represent their countries.
Former pupil James Guy (swimming, Team England) is a likely medal prospect after bringing home two silver medals from the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Of the current pupils receiving call-ups, one is a T35 100 meter para-athlete (Lower Sixth Daphne Schrager, Team England) and the other has made history as the youngest athlete to be selected to represent Guernsey at just 14 years old (Year 10 Tatiana Tostevin, Team Guernsey). Tatiana will compete in swimming.
Other former pupils include: Jazmin Sawyers (long jump, Team England), Cameron Kurle (swimming, Team England), Peter Creed (squash, Team Wales) and Ollie Lindsay-Hague (rugby sevens, Team England).
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, while two Millfield netball coaches, Bethan Dyke and Cara-Lea Moseley, have been selected for the second time to compete for Team Wales in netball.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Millfield participants won a total of three gold, three silver and four bronze medals, including former pupils James Guy and Jazmin Sawyers.
Andrew Pembleton, Millfield’s Acting Director of Sport, says, “To have fourteen members of the Millfield community selected for the Commonwealth Games shows the school’s continuing success at producing and supporting some of the world’s top athletes. Both our current and former pupils’ selections are a testament to their hard work, professionalism and dedication to their sports. For coaches Euan, Dan, Bethan and Cara-Lea, this is a fantastic opportunity to bring back experience and inspiration for current athletes, and I look forward to cheering on all of our Millfield participants during the games.”
The 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia will begin on Wednesday April 4th