AN Olympic medal is within hitting distance for a former Stourbridge shop worker turned Team GB hockey player.

Sally Walton, who used to work at Peachy Keen smoothie bar in Market Street, is a member of the women’s squad who will be battling it out for glory on the pitch on Friday August 10 in the final week day of competition in the London 2012 Games.

The 31-year-old defender, who has earned over 100 caps for Great Britain and England since making her international debut in 2005, trained with bodybuilding coach Jim Charles at Jim’s Gym in Lye before heading off to train with the Team GB squad in preparation for the games.

The women’s team are due to play Argentina tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm in the semi-finals ahead of Friday’s medal match.