With just five days left to nominate someone to carry the Queen’s baton for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a retired Williamstown Primary School principal recounts her moment of glory.

Tilly Barger carried the baton along Altona’s Civic Parade in the lead-up to the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

“It was a massive honour, and then seeing the sort of other people that I was carrying the baton along with, people that were icons in our own community, it was a very proud moment.”

The baton, containing a message from the Queen, left Buckingham Palace on March 13. It will cross Australia for 100 days from Christmas Day, passing through Footscray and Williamstown on February 10 as two of only seven Melbourne stops.

The baton relay ends at the Games opening ceremony on the Gold Coast on April 4, 2018. Nominations close May 15.

Details: gc2018.com/qbr