Witton Lodge Community Association volunteer Marie Deane is on her marks for the experience of a lifetime.

The 50-year-old, who has actively supported Witton Lodge for more than five years, will be working at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Recruited as part of the Stand Out project, Marie will spend the 11 days of the Games helping organisers prepare the venues for spectators. She will also assist stadium staff with catering and cleaning duties as well as getting rooms prepared for the athletes.

The Commonwealth Games 2022 starts on Thursday, July 28, and runs until Monday August 8. The main venue for the event is the Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr.

“It is so exciting and I can’t wait to get started, I just want to get stuck in,” said Marie

“On a personal level, the experience will help to boost my confidence and make me feel more self assured. The training I have received has been very positive and brought the Games to life for me. I know a lot more about it now than I did before.”

Marie’s main areas of focus during the games will be to help facilitate the hockey and squash tournaments.

“I feel energised just by the idea of playing a part in this historic event,” she added.

“I really believe I will thrive. I am a people person and there will be so much going on around the whole event, it will be dynamic.”