SEVEN City of Swan residents will carry the Queen’s Baton during the 100-day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
They were selected by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation to run the Guildford leg of the relay, for their exceptional contribution to the community.
They will join hundreds of other baton bearers from across WA whose job it is to help the Queen’s Baton make its way around the country before arriving at the opening ceremony on April 4, 2018.
Mayor Mick Wainwright said he was very proud of the local baton bearers and their role in the unforgettable event.
“Being a batonbearer is an honour and a real reflection of the fantastic work these people are doing in their community,” he said.
“I would encourage the community to support these great people and share a memorable moment with the Queen’s Baton themselves.”
The baton arrives in Guildford on February 26 next year.
Currently in Malaysia, the baton will visit the remaining 15 Commonwealth nations in Asia and Oceania before arriving in Brisbane on Christmas Eve.
Those selected from the City include:
Robert Allen – Swan View
Kingsley Bugarin – Midland
Jahna Cedar – Aveley
Luke Cotellessa – The Vines
Michelle Dunlop – Henley Brook
Kade Hampson – Jane Brook
Robert Whitney – Hazelmere