Ashington woman revels in her once in a lifetime Olympic experience – Video

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AN Ashington woman has had a fortnight she’ll never forget - after spending two weeks in London as an Olympic Games Maker.

Claire Wynarczyk, who is 22 and works as an administrator for the NHS, was chosen as one of the 70,000 gamesmaker volunteers to help at the Olympics.

Olympic gamesmaker Claire Wynarczyk from Ashington with her gamesmaker baton and one of the match balls from Wembley where she was based.

Olympic gamesmaker Claire Wynarczyk from Ashington with her gamesmaker baton and one of the match balls from Wembley where she was based.

After applying in 2010, Claire, of Laurel Drive, was chosen out of 250,000 applicants and spent two weeks working at Wembley football ground, assisting spectators at both men and women’s Olympic football matches.

She even got to work behind the scenes at the mens’s Olympic football final on Sunday, which saw Mexico crowned gold medallists after running out 2-1 winners against Brazil. Claire also got to keep a piece of London 2012 history, after her name was drawn in a raffle, winning an official Olympic football match ball.

Claire said: “It was a once a lifetime experience. My friends and family are incredibly proud.

“The atmosphere was amazing, so vibrant with the drums ringing around, especially when Mexico were around.

“I’ve got my baton and football and it’s something I’ll always look back on with great memories.”

To see a video of Claire talking about her time at the Olympics, click on the video player above...