Millfield participants brought home a total of six silver and three bronze medals from the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Swimmer James Guy was the top performer, winning four silver and one bronze medal after competing in six events at the Optus Aquatic Centre. Team England teammate and former pupil, Cameron Kurle, also won two silver medals, one alongside James in the 4x200m freestyle relay and another as part of the 4x100m freestyle relay team. Both athletes attended Millfield Prep School before joining Millfield.
Other medal winners include Team England’s Harry Gibson (hockey, bronze) and Ollie Lindsay-Hague (rugby sevens, bronze).
Additional notable achievements included debut performances from current pupils Daphne Schrager (Lower Sixth) and Tatiana Tostevin (Year 10). Para-athlete Daphne finished 5th in the T35 100m, and swimmer Tatiana competed in four events in the pool, gaining three personal bests.
Overall, fourteen members of the Millfield community represented five countries at the games. These included Peter Creed (squash, Wales), Erica Hawley (triathlon, Bermuda), Jazmin Sawyers (athletics, England) and Colette Sultana (squash, Malta). Press Release
Millfield’s Director of Swimming, Euan Dale, and swimming coach, Dan Waddingham, also joined Team England in coaching and strength and conditioning roles, respectively. Two Millfield netball coaches, Bethan Dyke and Cara-Lea Moseley, competed for Wales for a second time in netball.
Acting Director of Sport, Andy Pembleton says, “Nine medals is a fantastic achievement for the Millfield community, and I am extremely proud of all our participants who competed for their countries at the games. This is a great inspiration for our current pupils, not least those who aspire to achieve similar success at international competitions in the future.”