The Commonwealth Games Association of Jersey (CGAJ) announced the first athletes who will form part of the Acorn Jersey Commonwealth Games Team 2018 at the team day on Saturday 25th November. Paul du Feu, President of the Jersey Commonwealth Games Association, made the announcement at the Hotel de France in the presence of athletes, team managers and CGAJ management who have been part of the pathway to the Gold Coast for the last two years.
Team Jersey will include a mix of familiar faces from previous games and new team members for whom this will be their first time representing Jersey at Commonwealth level. Twenty-nine athletes have been confirmed, while a further four places will be filled by the end of the year with contenders from swimming, table tennis and shooting. The validation subcommittee will meet again in late December once all the competitions have finished to make the final team announcement.
Our congratulations go to the below athletes who have been selected so far:
Sam Dawkins, 400m. 1st games – Jersey’s first track athlete since 1986.
Zane Duquemin, discus. 3rd games – competed in 2010/14 and at the youth games in 2008.
Alex Hutchings, 2nd games – first games in 2014.
Elise Dixon, 1st games
Emily Temple-Redshaw, 1st games
Matthew Bignall, 1st games
Kim Ashton, 2nd games – played badminton in 2010. One of two first ladies in cycling team since 1998.
Dan Halksworth, 3rd games – swam in 2006, youth games medallist in 2006, triathlon in 2014.
Rhys Hidrio, mountain bike. 2nd games – first games in 2014.
Helen Ralston, 1st games – one of two first ladies in a cycling team since 1998.
Jack Rebours, road race and mountain biker. 1st games
Ollie Lowthorpe, mountain bike. 1st games
Daniel Lee, 1st games, Jersey’s first male gymnast.
Bonita Shurmer, 1st games – validated on individual disciplines for the first time.
Rachelle Flambard, 1st games – validated on individual disciplines for the first time.
Chrissie Grimes, 4th games – Took part in the 2006, 2010 & 2014 games.
Joan Renouf, 2nd games – first games in 2010.
Rachel MacDonald, 2nd games – first games in 2010.
Doreen Moon, 1st games
Eileen Vowden, 1st games as an athlete – Team Manager in 2010 & 2014.
Ross Davis, 1st games
Malcolm de Sousa, 3rd games – Took part in the 2010 & 2014 games.
Derek Boswell, 3rd games – Took part in the 2010 & 2016 games.
Barry le Cheminant, 4th games – Took part in the 1982, 1986 & 2014 games (Returns to the Brisbane range where he shot as a teenager in 1982!)
David le Quesne, 3rd games – Took part in the 2002 & 2006 games.
Andrew Chapman, 1st games
Cameron Pirouet, 1st games
Sarah Campion, 1st games
Nikki Holmes, 2nd games – Took part in the 2014 games.
Good luck to those still competing and thank you to everyone who has been part of the Acorn Performance Pathway so far.
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