There are two massive matches taking place in London tonight, England v Malawi compete in the first of two internationals for the serious netball fans, but before they take to the court a very special charity game is also set to take centre stage in the nation’s capital.
Continuing England Netball’s work with Cancer Research UK, they have managed to persuade two teams of team of celebrities to take to the floor in this very good cause. The stars making up the teams are: Collette Cooper, fellow DJs Gemma Cairney, Yasmin Evans, Clara Amfoe and Georgia LA; singers Kelli Young, Michelle Barber and Neon Jungle duo Asami and Shereen together with stars from silver and small screen, as film star Sadie Frost will be joined by Made in Chelsea pair Fran Newman-Young and Georgia Toffolo, comedian Vicky Stone and personal trainer Holly Davidson complete the star studded line-up.
Keeping the celebrities on their toes will be Superleague coaches Tracey Neville and Tallisa Haynes with Laura Whitmore as host.
Some of the celebrity players have brushed up on their skills beforehand by taking part in Back to Netball classes, an award-winning scheme that runs nationwide encouraging women to return to the sport they once loved. The Back to Netball programme has brought 50,000 ladies back to the sport since its launch in 2010. Also helping the stars, sportswear brand Freya Active will be kitting the players in perfectly fitting sportswear for both training and the game, so the celebrities will have the perfect support during the game!
You can follow all the updates from this fantastic occasion on the official twitter and facebook pages of England Netball. Lucky ticket holders can take their seats for the 5.30pm at the Copper Box to watch the celebs in action. Final scores and match reports will appear on this website.