2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay
Bowls is one of the 18 sports on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games program. The Glasgow Games will be the largest sporting event ever staged in Scotland with an expected 6,500 athletes and team officials. Australia is planning to send a team in excess of 600 to these Games. From London, the Baton is embarking on a 288-day journey round 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth finishing at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on 23 July next year. There The Queen’s message contained inside the Baton will be taken out and read aloud welcoming the 4,500 athletes and officially opening the 20th Commonwealth Games. The Baton will visit Australia for four days on its journey landing in Perth on 31 October. From there it will head to the Gold Coast – host city of the 2018 Games on 1 and 2 November and on to Canberra. It then visits Townsville (3 November) and Cairns (4 November) before flying out to its next destination, Papua New Guinea. Further details on the Australian leg of the visit will be confirmed closer to the Baton’s arrival. More information on the history of the Queen’s Baton Relay and the Baton design for the 2014 Games can be found at (can link to: http://www.commonwealthgames.org.au/Templates/Games_QueensBatonRelay.htm ) Let’s support our Aussie Jackaroos at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.