Monday, 2 April 2018

Gold Coast 2018 - arrival day

The XXI Commonwealth Games 2018 are almost here and the International Technical Officials arrived today from around the globe.
After a long flight from Blighty, Ray Keen, Angie Thompson, Dan Bluett and I arrived into Brisbane. The passport, customs and baggage process was extremely slick and we were out waiting for our transport in no time.
We were transported the 90 minute journey to the Gold Coast and checked in to our service apartments located right opposite the lawn bowls venue.

Today was spent trying to remain awake, collecting what little uniform was available due to a delay in shipments and greeting each other like long lost friends.

The Broadbeach Bowls Venue from
our balcony
Our validation passes have been checked and laminated and these now allow us entry to the lawn bowls venue at Broadbeach. The venue looks incredible from above and tomorrow we will get the chance to explore inside.

We have had a stroll into town to get some provisions for our rooms - I am sharing with WBT colleague Dan Bluett.

I will endeavour to update this blog as much as I can during the event so please come back and read the next edition and feel free to share on social media.
Early night tonight to try and beat the jet lag so over and out from Broadbeach Queensland for now.


  1. Looking forward to reading all about it, Allan.

  2. It will be strange not to be there - I've been at every Games since Brisbane in 1982 (except for New Delhi, 2010), but I look forward to reading your insights on what is happening at Broadbeach. Enjoy!

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    1. Jet lag is affecting his thought process David.