-A A +A
stay connected
Commonwealth Games Council for Wales President Gareth John holds the baton as it enters Wales on November 8, 2009
Baton arrives in Wales through beautiful aqueduct

WREXHAM:  Commonwealth Games Council for Wales President Mr. Gareth John was at hand to welcome the Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi from England on Sunday on it way to the Opening Ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi.


The baton entered Wales through the most beautiful Chester and Llangollen canal on the aqueduct, a section of which has been declared by UNSESCO as a World Heritage site earlier this year. Mr John was accompanied by staff member Chedwyn Ashford, CGCW Director Chris Jenkins as he held the baton on the Aquaduct at the England and Wales border.


On Monday, the baton will be formally received in Wrexham by Mayor Cllr Arwel Gwynn Jones and be carried through the town centre to the Guildhall on Llwyn Isaf by international sports stars supported by local high school children. According to the Leader newspaper. the baton will start its Wrexham journey from the Racecourse ground where former Welsh footballer and Wrexham FC manager Dean Saunders will run the first leg of the relay.


Wales is the second country in the Commonwealth to host the baton as it makes its way over 190,000km in 340 days from Buckingham Palace to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi for the opening ceremony.