Runners participate in Baton Relay

A local participant in the Queen's Baton Relay on the Central Coast.A local participant in the Queen's Baton Relay on the Central Coast.

A Queen’s Baton Relay event was held on Saturday, February 3, with residents from across the region participating in the Central Coast leg of the relay.

The Coast’s north was well represented amongst the 16 locals chosen to run the Baton, with eight of the runners from the former Wyong LGA. The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class event of sports and culture to come. The Relay is the longest continual promotion of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

It provides an organic global reach for GC2018 across the 288-day International sector, and the 100-day domestic sector throughout Australia. The Central Coast Sector was run between Laycock St and the Gosford waterfront, with many activities centred on Central Coast Stadium, where a family Fun Hub event took place. The goal of the QBR Family Fun Hub event was to raise awareness of the Gold Coast event to local residents, creating excitement in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games, that will be held in March.

The Following is a list of Central Coast locals who carried the Baton: Rae Anderson of Wamberal; Margaret Beardslee of Killarney Vale; Mary Betts of Jindalee; Benjamin Brown of Bateau Bay; Graeme Carroll of Woy Woy; Angela Deacon of Davistown; Christopher Dodd of Springfi eld; Dimitry Douglas of Lisarow; Sara Evans of Hamlyn Terrace; Stuart Hayward of Alison; Maria McConville, Green Point; Lester Pearson of Fountaindale; Jamie Pittman of Shortland; Kallan Strong of Wadalba; Peter Thomson of Erina; Teigan Van Roosmalen of Bateau Bay; and, Phil Walker of Blue Bay.

Source: Website, Jan 31 Central Coast Council Queen’s Baton Relay

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