Derron Donaldson has been named as the Chef de Mission for the Bahamas at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games ©LinekdIn

The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) has named Derron Donaldson and Emily Lowe as Chef de Mission and assistant Chef de Mission respectively for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games being hosted on the Caribbean island.

They duo were unveiled yesterday by BOC President Wellington Miller.

"They will have 180 people to manage and we are sure that they are going to do a good job,” Miller, who also serves as the chairman of the Organising Committee, said according to Tribune 242.

"We have faith in them because they are dealing with their peers.

"We are doing this for all the Bahamas.

"These games are for you, all over the Bahamas.”

Donaldson is a first vice-president of the BOC and a former president of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association.

He believes the experience he will gain in the role in July could be of benefit to the country in the future.

The Thomas A Robinson stadium is set to be a key venue at the Games ©Getty Images
The Thomas A Robinson stadium is set to be a key venue at the Games ©Getty Images

"The good thing about this is Emily and I could get to practice this because one day we could be the future Chef de Missions at the Olympics when we could carry a big delegation,” he said.

“We are hosting it here at home and so I feel we will have the support and a huge support staff.

"The coaches, in most cases, know what they have to do."

The Games are due to be held between July 19 and 23.

It will be the largest international sporting event ever staged in The Bahamas and the biggest edition of the Games with up to 1,300 athletes aged between 14 and 18 set to participate.

The event will see 94 medals contested across athletics, beach soccer, boxing, road cycling, judo, rugby sevens, swimming, tennis and beach volleyball.

The Queen Elizabeth Sports Complex in Nassau will be the main venue hub.

This includes the world-class 15,000-capacity Thomas A Robinson stadium.