Four of the Falkirk area’s lucky hundred Queen’s Baton bearers cannot wait for their chance to participate in this year’s Commonwealth Games.
All sporting internationalists, St Mungo’s High School pupils Conor Gordon (18), Molly Williamson (14), Ciaran Wright (17) and Lewis Wynne (17) have all been chosen to perform the role when the relay heads through town on Tuesday, June 24.
S3 pupil Molly, from Bonnybridge, is one of the youngest baton carriers and has not let her cerebral palsy hold her back when it comes to sporting achievements in the swimming pool and on the basketball court, where she is a member of West Lothian Phoenix.
She said: “This is such a major, once-in-a-lifetime event for Scotland and it’s truly mindblowing we are going to be part of it.”
Conor, from Falkirk, who also has cerebral palsy, excels at table tennis, while fellow S6 pupils, hammer thrower Ciaran and Stirling County rugby ace Lewis, have also taken to the field representing Scotland.
In total, one hundred people from across the Falkirk district have been selected to be part of this year’s Commonwealth Games.
Residents young and old from all walks of life will represent their communities and take up the Queen’s Baton when it comes through town on Tuesday, June 24.
Independent panellists, who look at achievements against the odds and contributions to community and youth sport, have decided people like Falkirk Girls Football Club founder Alison Mackie, Grangemouth Children’s Day dressmaker Alice Hamilton, dance tutor Danielle Fullard and founder of Falkirk School of Gymnastics Robert Callahan and a host of other worthy nominees should have their commitment to their communities recognised.