She is not an athlete and she is not a coach, but she is important to the sport of football at the Olympic Games.
Originally from Yass, Alexandra Dashwood is currently in England living and working in the city of Manchester. Her job is to make sure that the footballers experience the best possible stay while in that part of the country.
She is responsible for getting them up and ready for training as well as for matches.
Her role is pivotal to a side’s performance on the pitch as the better the stay the better prepared the players will be for their games.
The Tribune was able to catch up with Dashwood earlier this week and she said the country was jam-packed full of excitement.
“Football at the Olympics, traditionally, hasn't been that popular,” she said.
“But because team Great Britain is in the competition, the first time since 1960, the country is buzzing.”
Five separate cities are set to host football matches during the Olympics but Dashwood is based only in Manchester, home of the renowned Old Trafford football stadium.
“This is home to Manchester United and one of the most famous football stadiums in the world, so it's really exciting being up here,” she said.
The first football matches at Old Trafford will take place a day before the opening ceremony on Thursday July 26.
Starting before the opening ceremony is normal for the sport of football and on this particular day at Old Trafford UAE play Urugray while team Great Britain play their first match against Senegal.
Dashwood said she can’t wait for it all to get started particularly the double-header.
“It's something that's never be done at Old Trafford before and with team Great Britain playing, we expect a lot of media attention and a sold out stadium.
“I also can wait for the opening ceremony. Unfortunately I won't be going as I’ll be in Manchester but we will plan a big party with our volunteers and a venue to watch it.”