GSDC baton bearer

Commonwealth Games baton relay

GSDC Communications Officer Nicola Edwards had the honour of taking part in the Queen’s Baton Relay in the lead-up to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The baton, which carries the Queen’s message to the Commonwealth’s athletes, set off from Buckingham Palace in March 2017. It has traversed the globe from the United Kingdom to North and South America, Africa and Asia, and Albany was its first stop in Australia.

Nicola was one of 27 baton bearers in Albany, and carried the baton from Albany Senior High School to Middleton Road. Nicola was an ambassador for the Great Southern when she sailed around the world in the Clipper yacht race in 2015-16.

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