After a frantic two weeks in Manchester, Yass’ Alexandra Dashwood has headed to London to watch the end of the 2012 Olympic Games.
She has, for the last few weeks, worked in a professional capacity in Manchester. She has been directly involved with matches being played at the famous Old Trafford football stadium.
Dashwood’s main role was to look after the wellbeing of the athletes and ensure everything goes to plan.
“I have spent most of my time loading and unloading kit vans, scheduling changes: athletes change their mind all the time, and making sure everyone is on the bus and on time,” she explained to the Tribune.
“After the Egyptian team left the other day we found one of the athletes still asleep in bed!”
Dashwood said on the whole the system used in Manchester was a very good one and had brought about some great results.
“The teams have been really happy with our pitch at Old Trafford.
“Our crowd numbers have been nearly at capacity each match and we have had some really exciting matches.”
The final game at Old Trafford was between Brazil and Korea which Brazil ended up winning. They have progressed and will play Mexico in the gold medal match at Wembley Satdium on Saturday night. (Check local guides for time).
After weeks of work, Dashwood is now looking forward to just soaking in the last few days of the London Games purely as a spectator.
“I’ve headed back to London to enjoy the rest of the games and hopefully go to some of the events and cheer on the Aussies.
“All I've been hearing is team GB this, team GB that.”