Southern Downs residents will learn what it takes to prepare a nation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games when the Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) hosts Team Cameroon’s 67 athletes.

The SDRC will also welcome Team Cameroon’s Chef de Mission, Victor Agbor Nso, to its next Mayoral Leadership Breakfast  on Thursday 22 March to discuss the ins and outs of leading a nation into a major international sporting event.

Mr Agbor Nso will also provide insight into the business and sporting opportunities available in the African nation. Team Cameroon will remain in the Southern Downs region until the official opening of the Gold Coast Games next month.

Queen’s Baton Relay batonbearer and Warwick local Linda Bunch will also share what it means to take part in what will be a once in a lifetime opportunity when she carries the baton in Warwick on Thursday 29 March.

SDRC Mayor Tracy Dobie said the Mayoral Leadership Breakfast was a wonderful opportunity to officially welcome the Cameroonians to the region.

“Warwick is the only regional town in Australia to be hosting a pre-Games training camp for a full Commonwealth Games team,”Cr Dobie said.

“It’s a significant achievement and very exciting for our region.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting Team Cameroon and I’m honoured Victor will be sharing his unique insights of the Games, his athletes and his nation with us. The event provides a great opportunity for our business and sporting community to be a part of the excitement in the lead up to the Games.”

SDRC’s Mayoral Leadership Breakfast was to be held at an earlier date, but was moved back due to a change in Team Cameroon’s flights schedules.

The rescheduling provides the opportunity for additional members of Team Cameroon’s management team to be on hand for the event.

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