Friday, 27 July 2012

Never a dull moment

Phew, the last few days have really flown by. Yesterday we had 2 training session, the official flag raising ceremony plus the Aussie Team Reception. All of which were very exciting. As not only are we apart of the Stingers we are also apart of the Australian Olympic Team in its entirety. The British put on a superb performance, lots of theatrics. We then headed to dinner and I got to sit down and have a chat with Laurie Lawrence and Chris Fydler. After dinner we headed to the team reception, hosted at the the Stratford City Westfield's. 

With a massive entrance to Waltzing Matilda with some Aussie fans screaming, and into the reception room. What an entrance!!! Here all the team will gather for the announcement of the flag bearer. Here we got to chat with the likes of Geoff Huegill, Grant Hackett, Dawn Fraser, Rove Mcmanus, Giaan Rooney, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, James Tomkins, John Farnham plus many many more. And, or course, dance to some of Johnie's classics. Lauren Jackson was announced as the 2012 Aussie Flag bearer, a well deserved honour. Also got to catch up with some of the past w.polo Olympians, Suzie Fraser, Amy Hetzel and Deb Watson. An amazing night, probably my favourite event at the Games!

Today is Opening Ceremony day..... fingers crossed the weather holds and we can walk. This morning we headed out early to catch the underground into the city to the Churchill War Rooms. Here we had some team photos in our cozzies... yeek! Got a lot of public attention, photos and had a ball. Plus one of our goalies, Macca, got to finally reunite with her partner after he finished his 6 month tour with the Navy. It is also our other goalie Veeb's birthday today... Happy Birthday Veebs!!! We got to sing and have cake in the Village dining hall. Never a dull moment. Photos should be out later this week...


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