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Why Millfield School is the best Sports Boarding School in England
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#Rio2016 and Millfield School Olympians

The best Sports Boarding School in England?

With the Olympics in full swing it seems like a good time to highlight  one of the best Sports Boarding School in England.

Millfield School has historically provided more Olympians to Team GB than any other Boarding School in the country.  Therefore the 2016 Olympics are no exception with Millfield School providing 6 students and alumni.

Furthermore Millfield School has also coached Olympians from New Zealand and Ireland.

Regardless of the results, for any sportsperson to have even made it to the Olympics is an astounding achievement and testament to the high standard of coaching and truly excellent facilities available to the students at Millfield School.

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The Team GB Olympians in question are as follows:

  • Cameron Kurle – 200m Freestyle Swimmer.
  • James Guy – 200m Freestyle Swimmer and 4 x 200m & 4 x 100m Medley Relay Swimmer.
  • Helen Glover – Women’s Pair Rower.
  • Ollie Lindsay-Hague – Rugby 7’s.
  • Jazmin Sawyers – Women’s Long Jump.
  • Simon Mantell – Men’s Hockey.

Other Olympians

  • Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe – Pentathlon – Ireland
  • Nikki Hamblin – Women’s 1500m & 5000m – New Zealand.

Millfield School doesn’t just send Olympic athletes to the Rio 2016 games, they send coaching staff too:

  • Director of Swimming (Team GB) – Jol Finck
  • Director of Modern Pentathlon and Fencing (Ireland) – Tristan Parris

As a result Millfield School has a  fine reputation for sporting achievement amongst Sports Boarding School in England.

Furthermore and especially relevant is the fact that they achieve fantastic academic results too. Learn more about MillField School.



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