Rugby teen one of 41 to carry Queen’s Baton through City of Perth


Mt Lawley resident Kennedy Cherrington (19) will carry the Queen’s Baton through the City.
Mt Lawley resident Kennedy Cherrington (19) will carry the Queen’s Baton through the City.

RUGBY playing teenager Kennedy Cherrington will be one of 41 people carrying the Queen’s Baton through the streets of the City of Perth on February 24.

The baton will make a 6km journey through the City.

The 19-year-old Mt Lawley resident, who has had open heart surgery for a congenital heart defect, was the only girl to represent Western Australia in the under 12s rugby league team in 2011.

In 2013 and 2015, she represented WA in national touch football, and also in 2015 she represented the state at nationals for rugby 7s.

Cherrington represented and captained WA girl’s rugby 7s at the national trials in 2016.

Most recently, in 2017 she was selected for the girls rugby 7s wider squad for the Youth Commonwealth Games.

A Commonwealth Games tradition, the Queen’s Baton Relay started on Commonwealth Day, March 13, 2017 at Buckingham Palace, when Her Majesty the Queen placed her message inside the baton.

The relay can be viewed from Langley Park between 4pm and 5pm. A family friendly event from 4.30pm to 6.30pm will be at |Supreme Court Gardens, corner Barrack Street and Riverside Drive, where you can watch the last baton bearer carry the Queen’s Baton on to the stage at 5.30pm.

There will be free kids face painting, giant bubbles, live performances and food.

Borobi, the Commonwealth Games mascot koala, will be present.

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