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Lauren Hemp: “When I was about ten, me and my sister used to do our own Olympics,”

City star makes GB Olympic squad.

GB Football Camp Photo by Lynne Cameron - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

Lauren Hemp has made Great Britain's football team for the participation in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Making the cut as part of Hege Riise’s 18-strong squad, Lauren Hemp lines up alongside nine of her City teammates at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Hemp’s selection is just rewards for a standout season at the Academy Stadium, where she was voted PFA Young Player of the Year for a second successive season.

A well deserved inclusion. She spoke about what it means to her-

“When I was about ten, me and my sister used to do our own Olympics,” Hemp explained.

“It was called the ‘Hemp Olympics’ and around the time of the Olympics, we’d go out in the garden and jump over bushes and see how far we could get!

“We did all these different events and in the end, I won obviously(!) but we sort of made our own Olympics.

“So, yeah, that was fun!”

“That time in the gym has really helped me come back to full fitness and yeah, I do feel like I’m in a good form, although I know I can still improve and keep getting better.

“It’s just going to take time. I think I’ve been working well with Gazza (Taylor) and finding different things I need to improve on.

“But I’m thankful that I’ve been given the opportunity to play... I do feel quite confident at the moment.”

Good luck to Hemp and all City players at the Olmpics!