Posted: Tue 7th Jan 2014

Queen’s Commonwealth Games Baton Relay snub for Flintshire.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 7th, 2014

The Queen’s Baton Relay which is part of the lead up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games, has special significance in Wales as it was the Cardiff Games of 1958 that saw the first relay taking place, will pass through key City`s Towns and Villages in Wales.

However, the journey will not take in any part of Flintshire, which is arguably one of the Welsh sport hotspots.

The baton arrives at Cardiff Airport on 24th May and then embarks on a seven-day journey through Wales, visiting towns in the south Wales valleys and north Wales including Rhyl, Moel Famau, Ruthin, Llandegla.

Queens_Baton_Relay_Wales_route

Chris Jenkins, chief executive officer of the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales, said:
“The QBR acts as an invitation to the nation to join the extended ‘Team Wales’ family.

“It is the ultimate symbol of the Commonwealth and its arrival in Wales sends a strong signal that the games are fast approaching.

“With the whole of Wales behind our athletes, we’re a team three million strong.

“We’re such a proud and passionate sporting nation and the QBR provides us with the chance to engage directly with the people of Wales and share the excitement of the Commonwealth Games with them.”

The baton left Buckingham Palace on 9 October and will visit every territory in the Commonwealth.

So far the baton has visited 24 countries as is currently in Nigeria.

Screenshot from 2014-01-07 13:40:49

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The 118,000 miles relay, will travel to 71 nations and territories across the world in seven months before arriving in Scotland ahead of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow on July 23.

 

 

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