Millfield 16 selected for 2022 Commonwealth Games


Millfield School have received a 16 selections for this year’s Commonwealth Games, so far.

The 22nd Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham between Thursday 28 July and Thursday 8 August, featuring some of the best athletes from around the world.

Millfield’s 16 selections already exceeds the 14 that they had for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, where they picked up a total of eight medals, including five silvers and three bronzes.

Millfield’s 16 selections are made up of six current students and staff and 10 Old Millfieldians, and they expect more in the coming weeks.

Upper Sixth swimmers Evan Jones and Tamryn van Selm have been called up to represent Team Scotland and Team England respectively, while Year 11 student Jade Phiri will be representing Zambia in the pool. Millfield Director of Swimming Euan Dale will head to Birmingham as a coach for Team England, and will be joined by Physical Prep Lead Daniel Waddingham. Millfield Director of Netball, Jenna Adamson, has been called up as a coach for Team Wales.

A further seven OMs will be representing their respective nations in the pool in Birmingham. Double Olympic champion James Guy will be joined by Brodie Williams and Cameron Kurle in the Swim England team. Kieran Bird will swim for Wales, Emma Harvey for Bermuda and Tatiana Tostevin for Guernsey, while Imara-Bella Thrope will represent Kenya, 40 years after her father Conrad Thorpe swam for Kenya in the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia.

OMs Jacob Mitchell and Hal Jones will be representing Team England in fencing, while Niall Caley will fly the flag for the Isle of Man in the Triathlon.