Olympic Dreams: Heartbreak drives Beckie Herbert on
The heartbreak of missing the Beijing Olympics is driving Jersey hockey player Beckie Herbert on to win a place in London 2012.
Herbert was left out of the Great Britain team in 2008 but is part of the current training squad.
She told BBC Radio Jersey: "I've had the heartbreak of missing an Olympics so that makes it even bigger for me on a personal level.
"Every athlete dreams of going and a home one is an amazing opportunity."
The last competitor from Jersey to make a Games was swimmer Simon Militis, who competed in Sydney in 2000.
Herbert, 25, said: "We've got 31 in our GB hockey training squad and 16 players will be selected.
"I hope if I keep doing the right things and keep working on the things I need to improve on I give myself the best opportunity I can.
"It would be absolutely massive to be playing in London.
"I can't really even describe the feelings it would probably give you to be walking out at the opening ceremony in a year's time."
Beckie Herbert is one of BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Channel Islands News' featured athletes as part of 'Olympic Dreams' in the build up to London 2012.