A MURDOCH resident who will carry the Queen’s Baton during its Perth leg next week says she is keen to take the moment in.
Shannon Doody, a South Shore Swimming Club coach who has raised $70,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will receive the baton from former Australian Test player Adam Voges on the corner of High Street and Market Street in Fremantle about 1.20pm, February 24.
She will carry it about 200m down High Street before passing it on.
“It’s so crazy,” the 20-year-old said.
“I have no idea what to expect but I’ll try and take the moment in.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity and I’m very excited.”
Ms Doody said she was sure proud mum Debbie would be on the sidelines supporting loudly, alongside family and friends.
“She hasn’t made me nervous yet,” she joked.
“Maybe in a week she will.
“She loves to chat so I’m expecting her to get really, really excited.”
Where to see the baton in Fremantle
Saturday, February 24
Will arrive at Bathers Beach, Fremantle at 12.45pm, travelling down a number of local roads including Marine Terrace, Norfolk Street, South Terrace and High Street.
A Communication celebration concert will be held at Bathers Beach from 11.30am to 1pm.
Note roads will be closed at:
Beach street (near Officeworks) along Peter Hughes Drive between 1pm and 2.30pm.
Mews Road between 12.30pm and 1.30pm
South Terrace and intersecting streets including Norfolk Street, Norfolk Lane, Essex Street, Collie Street, Nairn Street and Bannister Street between 1pm and 2pm
High Street, Phillimore Street and intersecting streets including Packenham Street, Henry Street, Mouat Street and Cliff Street between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Traffic management will be in place to direct traffic on Queen and Adelaide Streets between 2pm and 2.30pm.