Taking part in the Commonwealths were 219 School Games alumni, who participated in 11 different sports.

In their impressive time down under, our alumni collectively received 85 medals, with 24 golds, 28 silvers and 33 bronze medals!

Fun fact: Overall, the School Games alumni would have finished 4th in the medal table!

Here’s the names of just a few Commonwealth stars…

Among the gold medal winners was cyclist Elinor Barker, who competed at the School Games in 2010.

In the swimming pool, alumni from all over the UK had their eyes on the podium, with the likes of England’s Adam Peaty, James Wilby and Sarah Vasey all taking golds. Duncan Scott, of Scotland, came home with two bronzes, one silver and one gold. Among the silver medallist alumni was Jarvis Parkinson and Luke Greenbank of England, as well as Molly Renshaw. Taking home a bronze for Wales is breaststroker Chloe Tutton.

The athletics track saw success after success, as alumni from all corners of the UK reached the podium – breaking records as they went!

World, Paralympic, European and now Commonwealth Champion Sophie Hahn set a new record in the T38, as did gold medallist T38 long jumper Olivia Breen - who also won bronze in the 100m, with Sophie! Competing for Wales, Hollie Arnold threw her way to a new world record in the F46 javelin.

Alumni Harry Aikines-Aryeete, Dina Asher-Smith, Katarina Johnson-Thompson all took home golds on the Commonwealth stage, with high jumper Morgan Lake stepping on the podium to collect silver.

Heptathlete Niamh Emerson, 1500m star Jake Wightman and 5000m runner Laura Weightman saw bronze success.

England’s Chloe Birch saw success in the mixed team badminton event, taking home bronze, having competed in badminton at the School Games in 2010. Nile Wilson, James Hall and Max Whitlock did England proud in gymnastics, all claiming a spot on the podium.

Table tennis alumna Tin-Tin Ho hit the silver spot in the mixed doubles for England, and Scotland’s Curtis Dodge came third in wrestling having competed in School Games judo in 2009 and 2010.

In the hockey, England proved to be tough competition, with both the men’s and women’s teams claiming bronze. Alumni included Ian Sloan, David Condon, Brendan Creed, James Gall and Harry Gibson, as well as Grace Balsdon, Hannah Martin, Kathryn Lane and Sarah Haycroft.

The list goes on for our fantastic Commonwealth alumni, most of whom had their first taste of a multi-sport competition at the School Games. We can’t wait to see the next generation of international stars at this year’s National Finals – make sure you don’t miss out, and buy your early-bird tickets here!