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Guille to carry flag at opening ceremony

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SHOOTER Matthew Guille will be Guernsey's flag bearer in the opening ceremony at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Games are just under a fortnight away, but ahead of the Guernsey team's departure to Australia this weekend the Bailiff Sir Richard Collas wished them luck at a pre-event reception held at the Royal Court Grand Hall last evening. Most of the team were present, along with officials, family and sponsors who heard the Guernsey chef de mission, Gary Collins, announce that shooter Matthew Guille, a medallist at the 1982 Games, would be the flag bearer at the opening ceremony in Gold Coast. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 20978908)

Guille was a silver medallist in the individual air rifle at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane and also attended the Edinburgh 1986 Games.

The announcement was made by the Bailiff Sir Richard Collas, who will be travelling out for the Games, and Guernsey's chef de mission Garry Collins at the official send-off reception for all the athletes and officials on Monday evening.

'I am delighted for Matthew, who I spoke to this afternoon again,' said Collins.

'He is very keen to lead out the Guernsey team at the opening ceremony.'

The opening ceremony at the Carrara Stadium takes place on 4 April.

Rob Batiste

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