Local athletes help get Queen’s Baton through Scarborough

Kite surfer Mani Bisschops (17) flanked by Scarborough SLSC nippers.
Kite surfer Mani Bisschops (17) flanked by Scarborough SLSC nippers.

ATHLETES from a range of sports converged along the coast on Sunday as the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay made its way through Scarborough.

Kite surfer Mani Bisschops (17) enjoyed an “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to deliver the baton across water from Scarborough to Trigg beaches.

Mani Bisschops arrives with the baton on his kiteboard.

Nippers from Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club formed a guard of honour as Mani made his way towards the water after the baton arrived at the Scarborough amphitheatre.

Little wind meant a surf rescue boat was needed to help him travel across the ocean, with a police boat nearby to protect the baton’s journey.

Daniel Humble.

Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club captain Daniel Humble received the baton at Trigg Beach and said it was great to celebrate the relay locally.

“We’ve got a really strong community group here at Trigg and it’s great to see them all out enjoying the baton on its path down the coast,” he said.

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