5 May 2017
Dozens of officials from Scotland’s Commonwealth Games team will on Monday inspect the sporting facilities at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where the team will be based ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
The Team Scotland delegation – including chairman Paul Bush OBE, Chef De Mission Jon Doig and former champion athletes Euan Burton, Rhona Howie and Aileen McGillivary – will receive a guided tour of USC’s world-class track, stadium, gym and swimming pool facilities before an official luncheon.
Scotland will use USC as a pre-Games staging point for more than 80 athletes in six sports – athletics, basketball, netball, table tennis, triathlon and wrestling – with the first athletes to arrive on the Sunshine Coast in mid-March.
USC has worked closely with the Sunshine Coast Council to promote the USC sports precinct, other Sunshine Coast sports facilities, and the region as an attractive destination for pre-Commonwealth Games training camps.
— Terry Walsh