Friday, July 20

By Steph Houghton

Stephanie Houghton

We've got a good mix of characters in the Team GB squad and everyone is getting on well.

There are some quiet girls and obviously some very lively characters, especially the likes of Rachel Yankey and Jill Scott. They are always trying to pull jokes on people.

Yanks has these funny mannerisms and comes out with all sorts of stuff. She doesn't miss anything - she's always quick to pick up on something and she's quite witty. She was dancing around in all her army gear for starters!

There are obviously a lot of girls from different clubs but in general the team bonding is coming together well and we are enjoying each other's company. It's nice to get out there and do different things.

Naturally there is a strong English core because we have been together in the international set-up for quite a while and a lot of people know each other. I am sure we can integrate other players absolutely fine, the likes of Kim [Little] and Ifeome [Dieke].

It bodes well that a lot of us know each other well but now we just have to make sure that we gel as a team really.

It's great to be with Kim, who usually plays for Scotland of course. In my opinion she has been the best player in the league so far this season. She scores goals for fun and is our main attacking presence. She works hard off the ball as well so I know she deserves to be in Team GB. Hopefully she can show the whole world what she is capable of and I am sure she will do.

There are six Arsenal representatives here and we're delighted about that. It shows how well the team has been doing. Hopefully we can do Arsenal proud with our Olympic performances.


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20 Jul 2012