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COMMONWEALTH GAMES UPDATES AVAILABLE ONLINE

A new website has been launched, providing regular updates on how preparations for the 20-18 Games are coming along. Games Minister and local M-P Jann Stuckey says it’s a ‘one stop shop’ for everything Commonwealth Games, and includes some rare insights by some of our home grown champions. “On this website you will have feedback from our athletes, you also have progress on our venues, and importantly you have the budget that’s being spent ” You can find the website at embracing 20-18 dot com. Read More »

LAURIETON WELCOMES HOME GOLDEN GIRL SHELLEY

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Hundreds of people have lined the streets in Laurieton to welcome home Commonwealth gold medal winner, Shelley Watts. 26-year-old Watts waved to the crowds as she was driven down Bold Street – the wet weather not enough to deter her supporters. “Oh it’s amazing, it’s fantastic I’ve been waiting for this for about two weeks now, so yeah this couldn’t even dampen spirits.” The Gold on Bold Parade was thought up by locals as a special way to recognise Watts for her huge achievement. Shelley won four fights over five days in Glasgow to become Australia’s first female boxing champion at the Commonwealth Games. (Audio in parts) Read More »

WARM WELCOME HOME FOR COAST’S COMM GAMES ATHLETES

This morning’s weather may have been less than hospitable – but the crowds that gathered at Broadbeach were anything but. They were on hand to give a warm welcome to athletes from south east Queensland, who represented Australia during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Read More »

HOME-GROWN TALENT HAS A POINT TO PROVE AT PAN PACS

World record holder Melanie Schlanger was left out of the women’s gold medal winning 200 metre freestyle relay team at the Commonwealth games. As the Pan Pacs approach, she’s got a point to prove. Read More »

BRITTANY BROBEN PREPARES TO TAKE ON 2018 GAMES

While her training buddies wind down after their Glasgow adventure, home-grown diving champ Brittany Broben is hitting the training room. The Olympic silver medallist is focussed on 20-18, after a heart-breaking shoulder injury saw her miss this year’s games. Read More »

EMMANUEL COLLEGE STUDENT SELECTED TO WELCOME GAMES TO GOLD COAST

We had many reasons to smile watching the closing ceremony, but students from Emmanuel College may have been the proudest of all. Class mate, Gabriel Pither was chosen to help entice everyone to our games in 20- eighteen. Read More »

GAMES VICTORY FOR HELENSVALE BOWLERS

Champagne all around at Club Helensvale, after two of its members won bronze in the men’s fours lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games. Brett Wilkie and Nathan Rice were part of the side which narrowly beat India 15-14. Meanwhile Cabarita table tennis player Kane Townsend wasn’t so lucky. The Games debutant was knocked out of the running for a medal on Thursday. Read More »

GAMES ATHLETES ON HOME SOIL

Local athletes have already started arriving home from the Glasgow Games…and are pumped for celebrations after some stunning performances. There’s the added buzz of knowing the next time they compete at the Commonwealth Games it will be in their own back yard. Read More »

HELENSVALE BOWLERS MOVE INTO COMM GAMES LIMELIGHT

The Coast’s Commonwealth Games bowlers are doing Club Helensvale pround in Glasgow… Brett Wilkie is riding a win in the men’s fours – his team defeating Norfolk Island in their latest clash. It was all smiles for Lynsey Armitage and her triples teammates, too. The Aussie team captain led the girls to victory in their latest session against Indonesia. Meanwhile, Nathan Rice and his triples team will vy for a bronze medal, after being knocked out of the running for silver by South Africa. Read More »

FEARNLEY ON TRACK TO DEFEND COMMONWEALTH GAMES GOLD

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The Hunter’s Christie Dawes and Kurt Fearnley are through to Friday morning’s 1500-metre wheelchair finals at the Commonwealth Games – Fearnley after winning his heat overnight, despite a close call coming onto the straight. He’s out to defend his title from four years ago in Delhi – but will face tough opposition from England’s David Weir, who also went through. Read More »

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