Queens Baton Lands In Fiji

The Commonwealth Games 2018 Queen's Baton landed in Fiji after a lapse of 12 years from Tonga last night.

It was received and welcomed by the Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou, Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) President Joseph Rodan Senior and the Sabeto Traditional performers.

The Queen's Baton was escorted by Hugh Graham, Adam Best, Kate Shaw, Karen Shaw and Jeremy Sutton-Hibbet.

The Queen's Baton Relay is a Games tradition which started off at Buckingham Palace in London and travelled through Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and now Oceania, spending between two and four days in each Commonwealth nation and territory.

It will start its journey around the country today (Tuesday, November 21) by the Minister of Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou at the Tanoa International Hotel.

The Baton will visit a number of places including the Garden of the Sleeping Giants, and a number of district schools before visiting popular sporting complex like the Regional Tennis Centre, Churchill Park and the Fiji Football Association Headquarters in Ba.

It will also visit some of the most beautiful hidden jewels in Fiji such as the Volivoli Resort (Vatu I Ra Seascape) which is the Pacific’s last great wild places and is home to the largest population of nesting hawksbill in Fiji as well as green and loggerhead turtles and is one of the last remaining sanctuaries for the highly prized and endangered humphead wrasse, bumphead parrotfish and reef sharks.

The Baton will make its way via Kings Road visiting more schools along its way like Navunibitu Catholic Primary School, Nabou District School through Nausori to the Fiji Museum where the Australian High Commission will be hosting an event for the Queen's Baton before finally reaching Tanoa Plaza.



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