Tamworth Commonwealth Games baton relay could go down King George V Avenue

EXPOSURE: The relay would showcase the avenue to the nation.
EXPOSURE: The relay would showcase the avenue to the nation.

The Commonwealth Games’ baton could be carried down the iconic King George V Avenue.

It’s already been confirmed the baton will be travelling to Tamworth, and the group behind the protection of the historic street say the oak-lined avenue is the perfect route to parade the Queens’ Baton.

King George Avenue V Working Group spokesman David McKinnon said the committee wanted to raise the profile of the avenue.

“Being named after King George V, the Queen’s grandfather, it seemed only appropriate,” Mr McKinnon said.

“Along with being a royal avenue, it’s a photogenic avenue, so we felt it would be quite suitable.”

The relay would give the avenue some much need publicity.

“Half the problem is a lot of people don’t know about it,” Mr McKinnon said.

“It would be the same as when Angelia Jolie [filmed a scene for Unbroken], it really pushes it out there in a way no amount of advertising could.”


The group plans to reach out the baton relay organisers and make the idea a reality.

“These are long and slow channels, but the idea has to be out there and from there it can grow,” Mr McKinnon said.


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