A WOMAN from Stanley has been selected from more than 300,000 people to take a leading role at the London 2012 Olympics.
Mary Nash, 30, will volunteer as an Event Services Team Leader, leading a team of volunteers at the Excel Stadium during the two weeks of the competition.
Arts development officer Miss Nash, of Bromley Mount, said: “I’ll be in charge of a team that will be making sure people know where they’re going and what’s going on.
“They’re going to work us really hard but I’m used to long days, and how many people can say they worked at the Olympic games? This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to experience the games first hand.
“I’m unbelievably excited and so proud to have been chosen, especially to be given the team leader role - it’s such an honour.”