VIDEO: An Olympic opportunity
Team GB Double Header
Women v Sweden (4pm)
Men v Brazil (7.45pm)
Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough FC
Friday 20 July 2012
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Live on BBC1
Ellen White believes that the Olympics are the perfect opportunity to 'fling women's football into the spotlight' and is hoping that Team GB can go all the way in the competition.
Hope Powell's side face New Zealand, Cameroon and Brazil in their three Group Games and go into the competition knowing that success could see the game grow in popularity.
And White has set her sights on a podium place ahead of what could be a month to remember.
"Hopefully we can get to that podium and do well to highlight how good women's football is within the UK," said the Arsenal star.
"The Games are hopefully going to get a lot of people to support us and the fact that they are being broadcast on BBC One is fantastic for us to really highlight women's football - and it really gives young girls role models in the women's game.
"[Hopefully we can] get as many young girls trying to play football, or wanting to play sport in general, and they will have those female role models to look up to and not just the men to look up to which would be fantastic."
However, White understands that this is only possible if the team fulfil their potential in a tough competition.
She added: "We need to really try to top that group, and then look ahead from there. The whole point why we're all here is that we want to win a gold medal.
"Everyone's got a winning mentality, everyone's on the same page, which is just fantastic, we just want to take New Zealand, Cameroon, Brazil and see what we've got and then hopefully we can go on from there, but it would be fantastic to help Team GB win medals."
And White is urging people from across the country to come and watch the team play at the Olympic Games.
"Hopefully we can make the Games really exciting and competitive and hopefully we can do well, but if we can have a massive crowd supporting us for once it would be very nice and that can push us and can be our twelfth player really."
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The games will be the only chance for fans to see the men's and women's teams play before the Olympic football tournament begins five days later when Team GB women take on New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff , with the men’s team kicking off their competition against Senegal at Old Trafford (KO 8pm) on Thursday 26 July.