Baton Relay countdown on as bearers learn of honour

NSW Queen’s Baton-bearers Peter Tate, Fadila Chafic, Claire Obrien, Louise Sauvage, Rob Blackadder, Ian Adamson and Andrew Hill, with NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres (centre).

Story appeared in: Review | October 20th, 2017

THE Queen's Baton Relay will pass through Sydney Olympic Park in February on its way to the Gold Coast as part of the 100-day countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres has named the State's baton-bearers, including Paralympian Louise Sauvage, rising netball star Claire O'Brien, athletics mentor to para-athletes Rob Blackadder, swim instructor Fadila Chafic and several students from Newington Public School.
"These baton-bearers have done the State proud through their various contributions and achievements in their communities," Mr Ayres said.
Ms Sauvage said she was very honoured to have been chosen.
"Especially in Sydney Olympic Park, as it holds so many great memories for me as an athlete," she said.
Launched from Buckingham Palace on March 13, the Baton is now in Malaysia and is set to visit the remaining 15 Commonwealth nations in Asia and Oceania before arriving in Australia on Christmas Eve and winding its way across NSW from January 28.
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