Fourteen members of the Millfield community have now been selected to represent their countries in the latest round of call-ups for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.
Millfield netball performance coach Bethan Dyke and sports psychologist and coach Cara-Lea Moseley have been selected to compete for Team Wales in netball. This will be both Bethan and Cara-Lea’s second Commonwealth Games, as they both competed in Glasgow in 2014.
Five former pupils have also received call-ups, with three selected to represent Team England: Jazmin Sawyers (2010-2012) will compete in athletics in long jump, Harry Gibson (2009-2011) will compete in hockey and Ollie Lindsay-Hague (2004-2009) will compete in rugby sevens. Peter Creed (2001–2005) and Colette Sultana (2011–2013) will participate in squash, with Peter representing Wales and Colette representing Malta, and Erica Hawley (2010-2016) will represent Bermuda in triathlon.
They will join current Lower Sixth pupil Daphne Schrager (Team England – para-athletics) and Year 10 pupil Tatiana Tostevin (Team Guernsey – swimming). Tatiana has made history as the youngest ever sportsperson selected to represent Guernsey.
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, and former pupils James Guy (2008-2014) and Cameron Kurle (2008-2016) have been selected to represent Team England in swimming.
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, Dan, Bethan and Cara-Lea, this is a fantastic opportunity to bring back experience and inspiration for current athletes.”
The 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia will begin on Wednesday April 4th.