The CGAJ announced the first athletes who will form part of the Acorn Jersey Commonwealth Games Team 2018 this morning. Paul du Feu 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 2 years.
Team Jersey will include a mix of familiar faces from previous games and new team members for who this will be their first time representing Jersey at Commonwealth level. 29 athletes have been confirmed while a further 4 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 competitions have been completed, after this the final team will be announced.
Sam Dawkins, 400m. 1st games – Jersey’s first track athlete since 1986.
Zane Duquemin, discus. 3rd games – competed in 2010/14 and also youth games 2008
Alex Hutchings, 2nd games – 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, triathlon in 2014, youth games medallist in 2006
Rhys Hidrio, mountain bike. 2nd games – 2014
Helen Ralston, 1st games – one of two first ladies in 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 – 2006, 2010 & 2014
Joan Renouf, 2nd games – 2010
Rachel MacDonald, 2nd games – 2010
Doreen Moon, 1st games
Eileen Vowden, 1st games as athletes, Team Manager in 2010 & 2014
Ross Davis, 1st games
Malcolm de Sousa, 3rd games – 2010 & 2014
Derek Boswell, 3rd games – 2016 & 2010
Barry le Cheminant, 4th games – 1982, 1986 & 2014. (Returns to the Brisbane range where he shot as a teenager in 1982!)
David le Quesne, 3rd games – 2002 & 2006
Andrew Chapman, 1st games
Cameron Pirouet, 1st games
Sarah Campion, 1st games
Nikki Holmes, 2nd games – 2014
Congratulations to those announced today, good luck to those still competing and thank you to everyone who has been part of the pathway so far.