Following Volunteers’ Week, from 1-7 June, Jersey Sport would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who volunteers in sport and physical activity in the island! We would like to invite volunteers to a celebration at the FB Fields as the Queen’s Baton arrives with us, on Friday 10 June.
The Queens Commonwealth Baton will be arriving at the FB Fields at 11:30 for a celebration of volunteering, held by Jersey Sport and the Commonwealth Games Association of Jersey. Volunteers in sport and physical activity are invited to join us from 11:00-12:30 where they will be able to hold and have their photograph taken with the Baton and enjoy some refreshments with the team. Everyone attending is encouraged to arrive either on foot, by bicycle or by bus.
Phil Austin MBE, Chairman of Jersey Sport said, “We would like to use this opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of all our local sports and physical activity volunteers, as we know volunteers are the backbone of every sporting organisation, team, or sportsperson. We will be offering refreshments and the chance to have your photo taken with the Baton during the celebration, plus there will be plenty of opportunity to network and meet our Jersey Sport Team. We do hope you can join us.”
This year, the Birmingham Commonwealth Games are staging the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – an epic journey across the Commonwealth, with The Queen’s Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories. The Relay began on 7 October 2021, with Her Majesty The Queen placing her Message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. The Baton is now on its 294-day long journey to every corner of the Commonwealth and will arriving in Jersey this week.
Morag Obarska, Vice President of the Commonwealth Games Association of Jersey said, “We are very excited to have the Queen’s Commonwealth Baton arriving in Jersey on Friday and that Jersey Sport are hosting a fantastic event to celebrate it’s arrival with our sports volunteers who are a key part of our thriving sporting community. The following day the baton will travel around the Island, so anyone not at the Jersey Sport event will have a chance to see it.”
If you volunteer in sport or physical activity in the island and would like to attend the celebration at the FB Fields on Friday 10 June, please register at: https://bit.ly/JSQueensBatonVolunteerEvent