Nominate a baton bearer

GAMES MASCOT: Clyde, the official mascot of the XX Commonwealth Games, has one of the most important jobs - publicising next year's event in Scotland.

GAMES MASCOT: Clyde, the official mascot of the XX Commonwealth Games, has one of the most important jobs - publicising next year's event in Scotland.

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Local people are being urged to name their own community champions to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay for next year’s Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games Scotland and Glasgow 2014 need up to 4,000 “inspirational” people – those who make a difference to their communities - to carry the baton on its 40-day journey through Scotland.

The chair of the Angus Steering Group for the XX Commonwealth Games, Councillor Jeanette Gaul said: “This search is a great opportunity to showcase the best of our communities in Angus.

“We all know local heroes who work tirelessly and often with little recognition. Now is your chance to nominate these inspiration people from all across Angus for this once in a lifetime opportunity and I would like to encourage as many people as possible to nominate their local champion.”

Until November 22 anyone can nominate their own local champions to be baton bearers.

To be a baton bearer, people are required to:

l Be 12 years old or older at the date of nomination.

l Have made a positive contribution to the lives of others through community sport.

l Undertaken voluntary work or contributed to schools or youth organisations.

l Contributed towards greater inclusion for disadvantaged or marginalised sectors of the community.

l Been a role model or mentor to youth through sport.

l Displayed a level of individual achievement against the odds.

l Made a significant contribution to their local community.