Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Townsville as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay.
The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on Townsville from March 18 and 19, 2018 as the Baton journeys towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.
Across Australia about 3,800 batonbearers are needed to share the dream of the ‘friendly Games’ as part of the QBR.
A community nomination program, which opens today, will offer the people of Townsville and the surrounding region with an opportunity to carry the baton.
Batonbearers are people of all abilities who inspire others to be great.
Batonbearers will represent a community with pride and showcase to the world the region’s people, sporting achievements, cultural activity, landscapes and much more.
Setting off in Australia on 25 December 2017, the baton will travel for 100 days to connect with as many people as possible in every state and territory.
In just eight days the Baton will start its global journey at Buckingham Palace on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March. It will travel through every Commonwealth nation and territory on its way to Australia.
From today until 15 May 2017, anyone can nominate a person who inspires them to be great. Nominations can be made at gc2018.com/qbr.