Cardiff's Alice Nottingham received a very important email last week - confirmation that she had been selected as a volunteer (they will be called "Clyde-siders") at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Hurdler Alice (17), who is a student at Stanwell School in Penarth, was one of 50,000 (yes, 50,000) who applied a year ago for places as volunteers. And, naturally, she said that her preferred sport would be athletics.
By last September, the applications had been reduced by a half and 25,000 applicants travelled to Glasgow (at their own expense) to be interviewed. Alice obviously gave a good interview and is one of the 5,000 finally selected - and she will be helping at the athletics stadium; her dream come true.