Meet Frankston City's Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Batonbearers

Monday 5 February 2018

Come along and cheer on local legends as they carry the Queen’s Baton through Frankston City, towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will showcase our magnificent city to a national audience as it travels through Frankston City on Sunday 11 February 2018 from 4pm to 6pm.

Batonbearers are people of all abilities who inspire others to be great, showcasing their sporting achievements and community contribution to the world. Meet some of our batonbearers below, or download the schedule to find out when and where you can watch them.

Batonbearer Paul Olsson has formed and run three successful Athletics Clubs over the years and has multiple Masters State and National titles for Hammer Throw and Triple Jump.

Meet batonbearer Dan Langelaan. Not only is Dan the President of Berwick Little Athletics and an Ultramarathon runner, he’s a father of five.

 

Batonbearer Trevor Vincent won a Gold Medal at the 1962 Commonwealth Games for the 3000m Steeplechase event. He also represented Australia at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games in the 3000m Steeplechase event. He has dedicated his life to athletics as a competitor, coach and administrator.  

 

Meet Tina, an employee at Frankston Football Club who regularly volunteers in our local community. Tina has spent 16 years involved in junior football and little athletics and has held a number of roles at the Seaford Junior Football Club, Carrum Patterson Lakes FC.

 

Lisa is former Frankston resident who has many reasons to be proud.  When she was three months old, her parents were told that she had a condition would prevent her from ever walking or talking. But through determination, she proved everybody wrong and has since been a proud advocate for the disabled, who participates in sport and contributes to community groups.

 

Batonbearer Sarah Miller is a former champion ice-skater who has had to overcome major challenges.  In 2000, the Berwick resident was diagnosed with pneumococcal septicaemia, which saw her become a double leg amputee.  She has remained involved in ice-skating, running competitions and volunteering.

More Information

More information including the Queen’s Baton Relay Route, please visit

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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