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Commonwealth Baton Reaches Jersey

The Queen's Commonwealth Baton has reached Jersey.

It's in the island today and tomorrow  - touring sports groups and landmarks.

The baton, which includes a message from her Majesty to be read at the opening of the games in Birmingham next month, is on a 294 day journey around the Commonwealth.

The relay began in October 2021.

It has been welcomed to the island by few selected athletes and officers at Government House.

It will be at a celebration of volunteers in sport at FB Fields before being taken to schools across the island.

On Friday evening, athletes representing Jersey at Birmingham 2022 have been invited to a reception at Samares Manor, with the baton present.

On Saturday 11 June, the baton will go on an all-day tour and islanders will be able to hold and have their photo taken with the baton at the following locations:

9.15am – Grainville – Bowls, tennis and cricket
9.50am – FB Fields – Athletics and table tennis
10.30am – Gorey Long Beach – Martial arts
11.10am – St Martin Village Green – Cycling
12.25pm – St John Recreation Centre – Gymnastics and badminton
1.50pm – Greve de Lecq beach – Watersports
2.25pm – Crabbe – Archery and shooting
3.05pm – Jersey Rugby Club – Rugby, touch and Strive
3.40pm – Gunsite – Swimming, triathlon, beach volleyball
4.30pm – Royal Square – All

 “We’re excited that Jersey will be welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay and we’re committed to ensuring as many Islanders as possible get to see the baton and have their photo with it. For our selected athletes, this is their first high-profile engagement ahead of the Games and is the start of what promises to be a really exciting summer for them.” - Morag Obarska, CGAJ Vice President.

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