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Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Bunbury’s Cameron Gliddon will represent Australia in basketball at the Commonwealth Games.
Camera IconBunbury’s Cameron Gliddon will represent Australia in basketball at the Commonwealth Games. Credit: WA News, Ben Crabtree

Bunbury athletes Jake Harvie and Cameron Gliddon are looking to etch their names in sporting history at 2018’s biggest sporting event – the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Young hockey player Harvie and basketballer Gliddon are preparing to represent the Kookaburras and the Boomers at the 21st edition of the games.

The pair are a chance to win gold medals, with Australia’s men’s hockey and basketball teams highly regarded in the competition.

Gliddon and the Boomers will begin their quest for gold when they take on Canada tomorrow in Cairns, while Harvie will take his big step from the Bunbury Hockey Stadium to the Gold Coast Hockey Centre on Saturday when the Kookaburras take on South Africa.

Gliddon and Harvie are part of a record 473-strong Australian team, which includes 29 athletes from WA, that will look to go better than their 49 gold medals in 2014.

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Eaton’s Elaine McDonald is also at the Commonwealth Games to umpire in the lawn bowls competition.

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