The CGAJ has announced that following a meeting of its Appeals Panel held on Friday a further athlete, Elliott Dorey has been selected to join the Jersey Team that will be going to the Commonwealth Games in April. Elliott will be competing in the 1,500m event bringing the team to its maximum permissible size of 33.
The CGAJ had previously announced the selection of 32 athletes subject to possible appeals from members’ sports and the Jersey Athletics Association submitted an appeal in respect of their athlete, Elliott Dorey.
Commenting on the appeals process, CGAJ President Paul du Feu stated “Having to contend with a maximum team size imposed by the Games organisers has added complexity to an already challenging selection process given the number of sports we have to cover. Proper oversight through a robust and independent Appeals process is crucial to maintaining the confidence of our member sports that the selection process is consistent and fair for all athletes. Every Games is a learning process for us as we strive to improve our processes”
Commenting on the Appeal decision on Dorey who narrowly missed out on selection for the 2014 Glasgow Games Paul du Feu continued “We respect and accept the decision of the Appeals Panel, Elliott’s ability and potential as a young and talented athlete was never the issue and we welcome him in joining the Jersey Team in the Gold Coast and wish all 33 Athletes a successful Games competing to their full potential.”
The Opening Ceremony for the Games will be held on April 4, 2018 and the Jersey Team will be travelling on various dates ahead of that date to acclimatise.