This week Llanelli was privileged to feature on the route for the Queen’s baton relay in its journey across the UK in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July. The baton was carried by a team of sporting champions from the local area, from Llanelli Town Hall to the Ffwrnes theatre, flanked by street theatre performers, members of the local uniformed organisations and well-wishers.
Nia Griffith MP commented,
“This is about sharing the excitement of the Commonwealth Games coming to the UK, to Glasgow, with the whole community. It is really encouraging to learn that since the 2012 Olympics there has been an increase in the number of people in Wales who are taking part regularly in sporting activities. That’s what people like hockey legend Anne Ellis, President of the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales, give up so much of their time for. I was lucky enough to be teaching in Gowerton Comprehensive School with Anne, and I know how much sporting opportunities for our young people depend on the willingness of people like her not only to pass on her expertise as Wales and GB captain and coach, but also to fight for sport and put in endless hours behind the scenes to enable participation from local level right up to taking all our teams to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.”