Sport Round Up - October 2019

Sport Round Up - October 2019

In athletics, Lower Sixth Jami Schlueter, Year 11 Lucy Chalmers, Year 10 Maya Kendall and Year 11 Harry Barton represented Somerset at the English schools Combined Event Championships. Jami finished 3rd to win the bronze medal and was selected to represent England Schools. Harry also competed in the inter boy’s competition as part of the four-person team the boys won a silver medal. Maya also won a team bronze medal as part of the junior girls’ team and Lucy finished 11th in the inter girls’ competition.

In cricket, the Millfield Meyer’s XI made the national semi-finals day of the national T20. The Atkinson’s XI make national quarter final of the Cricket Paper U17’s Cup.

The girls’ 1st XI make the national semi-final of the Shrewsbury School U18’s Girls’ Cricket Cup. The girls’ U15’s made the national semi-final of the School Magazine U15 Girls’ T20 Cup.

OM Julius Sumerauer represents Jersey in the IT20 world cup Qualifiers

Upper Sixth Max Hancock has been announced as Millfield Cricket club Captain for the academic year.

The Super 1’s Disability Cricket Programme will start in Millfield’s Barracuda in November, with current staff and pupils coaching the course.

In cross country, the Junior Girls finished 1st in 1st Round of the English School’s Cup, with the Junior Boys finishing 2nd. Both qualified for the Regional Finals on 9th November.

Millfield’s Senior team raced at the Gwent League in Llandaff, which is an open national event and stretches our students beyond the realm of school competitions.

In chess, Millfield hosted the Millfield International with 140 players competing, over half of whom had made the trip from Ireland. The winners were Gonzaga College, Dublin. Millfield were victorious in the Major section.

In golf, Upper Sixth Mimi Rhodes represented Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, losing narrowly to the Americans by 1 point. Mimi finished joint 13th in the World Junior Championships in Canada whilst representing the England Team.

Year 10 Harriet Lockley represented Wales in the U14 / U16 in the International v Scotland and is named in the Wales Performance squad for 2019/20.

Upper Sixth William O’Halloran and Year 10 Freddie Turnell were named in the Somerset U18 squad for 2019/20.

In National Schools results: the ISGA 1st round v Wellington School was played at Taunton & Pickeridge, where Millfield won 3-1 (with a team of Harriet Lockley, Freddie Turnell and Lower Sixth Tom Gregory). In the HMC Foursomes, Millfield played Sherborne School away at Sherborne and won 3-0 (Team consisting of Harriet Lockley, Lower Sixth Ellie Lace, Tom Gregory, William O’Halloran, Lower Sixth Callum Whittaker and Freddie Turnell).

At the HMC singles at The Berkshire, Harriet Lockley won the Girls’ event with 2 over gross and along with Ellie Lace, won the Girls' event.

In fencing, Millfield’s senior epeeists competed at the South West Regional Championships. Upper Sixth Jacob Mitchell won the men’s epee with Upper Sixth Colin Woodley placing third, and Year 10 Sabrina Jones and Lower Sixth Abbie Lau finished joint third.

At the South West Regional Foil Open, which is an adult event, Somerset Champion Upper Sixth Jake Hurst claimed first place and Upper Sixth Dylan Roberts placed third. In the Women’s event, Somerset Champion Upper Sixth Evita Chan claimed first place, with Year 10 taking silver and

Lauren Tang and Year 11 Antonia Finkenstaedt claiming bronze.

At the South West Regional Sabre Open, another adult event, in the Men’s event Year 11 Ben King-Sanders and Jake Hurst placed joint third. In the Women’s event, Year 11 Kelsey Woname claimed gold, with Year 10 Renee Nassozi Kiggundu taking bronze.

When added to the epee results, these results mean Jacob Mitchell is the South West Men’s Master-at-Arms.

Millfield won 4 out of 6 of the Senior Regional titles this year.

In hockey, OM Stuart Rushmere scored the winning goal for the England U21 team at the 2019 Sultan of Johor Cup against India.


In netball, the U16’s have qualified for the Regional Schools Tournament in January.

Upper Sixth Jemima Bugeja and Lower Sixth Olivia Ralph have qualified for the U19 Swiss National team to attend the European Invitational Competition in Dublin on the 9-10th Nov.

The following pupils have been selected into the Team Bath Hub: Year 10 Rosa Launder, Year 11 Caitlin McLoughlin, Year 11 Maddie Graham, Year 10 Izzy Mackenzie, Year 11 Sophie Hamilton, Year 11 Isla Niddrie, Lower Sixth Catrin Roy, Lower Sixth Ella Porter, Jemima Bugeja and Lower Sixth Jade Vardon-Cardy. Sophie Hamilton and Olivia Ralph have been selected for the Team Bath U17 NPL Long Squad.

In polo, Year 10 Jemima Heffron won the SUPA National Girls tournament.

In rugby, the 1st XV played at the St Joseph’s Festival in Ipswich, a two-day tournament against 16 of the best teams from across the country. Millfield finished bottom of their group on the first day, but then won the plate competition by winning 4 competitive matches on day 2.

Millfield pupils, sports parents and coaches had the opportunity to hear from Richard Shorter, the ‘non perfect Dad’ at a talk for parents at Millfield visit.

The First XV have invited and shared their training and home matches with teachers from Physics, Biology and PE this term in the first phase of the Guest Coach project. This has been an initiative to increase collaboration between departments and coach education. Members of the Millfield Rugby staff have also been filmed coaching and received feedback from Assistant DOR Mike Baxter as part of Millfield Rugby’s Coach Education initiative.

In representative rugby, 28 boys across the age groups have been attending the first Bath Rugby academy sessions of the year. Upper Sixth pupils Will Joseph and Ewan Richards have been selected for the England U18 development camp over half term.

In shooting, eight seniors from the Millfield Shooting team competed in Scotland at the Royal Marine Commando Charity shoot in Dunkeld, shooting against military, club and university teams. The team then competed in the annual shoot at Cluny Clays in Kirkcaldy, some great personal performances including captain Upper Sixth Will Mallows scoring 47/50. We were beaten by Strathallen by a mere 4 clays.

The team also took part in their second fixture away at Stover School with a very junior team made up of two students from Year 8 at Millfield Prep and four Year 9s.

At the annual Marlborough Sporting Clay Shield Competition, Millfield entered five teams including a girls’ team. Both our girls and the 1st team won their competition and with Year 11 Boris Findlay coming 2nd in the high gun competition.

Millfield also held a girls’ shooting taster session coached by British Shooting’s Christian Schofield.

In swimming, Millfield Swimming hosted the ESSA South West Relays with 32 schools and over 700 students taking part. There was an electric atmosphere in Millfield’s 'pool of dreams' as schools battled it out to put times forward for National Qualification.

25 swimmers were selected to represent their home counties (19 for Somerset) at the National Inter County Team Championships on Sunday the 6th of October in Sheffield: Year 8 Adam White, Year 11 Astrid Hannah, Year 11 Calvin Fry, Year 10 David O'Loughlin, Year 10 Dimitrios Tsaliagkos, Year 11 Evan Jones, Year 9 Frankie Hatchard, Year 11 Gemma Peters, Upper Sixth Huw Williams, Upper Sixth Ioan Evans, Year 11 Isabella Renwick, Year 9 Leo Ferguson, Year 11 Rhiannon Evans, Year 9 Rhys Insley, Year 9 Richard Jenkins, Lower Sixth Sean Tsai, Lower Sixth Tatiana Tostevin, Lower Sixth William Ellington and Upper Sixth William Mitchell. After a great day of racing, Somerset came a valiant 6th place.

At the National Arena League, Millfield Swimming travelled to Newport for Round 1 in what was a hotly contested battle against tough opposition. At the conclusion of the gala, Millfield took the win with a 7-point victory over Mount Kelly.

Millfield Swimming have also had many GB and Home Nation international selections for the 2019 2020 season: British Swimming Squad 2019/2020, OMs James Guy, Cameron Kurle and Brodie Williams.

Swim England Swimming Squads 2019/2020: Year 9 Frankie Hatchard, Year 10 Isabella Woollard, Year 10 Solomon Williams, Year 9 Adam Graham, Year 9 Richard Towers and Year 10 George Satchwell.

Performance: OM Jakob Goodman

Scottish Swimming Squads 2019/2020: Lower Sixth Anna Morgan, Year 11 Evan Jones, Lower Sixth Rosie Morgan.

Welsh Swimming Squads 2019/2020: Elite Development: Year 11 Ioan Evans, Upper Sixth Huw Williams, Lower Sixth Ciara Morris

Millfield’s Director of Swimming, Euan Dale, has been nominated as a support coach for Team GB for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer. Read more.