March 12 2014 Latest news:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Stars from television, film, music and sport are all set to take part in the second celebrity football match for the Sporting Light Appeal at Carrow Road in May.
Big names such as Danny Dyer, Adam Woodyatt and Khali Best will appear along with Mario Falcone and Danny Osbourne from reality show The Only Way is Essex at Jamie’s Game 2.
Former Norwich City heroes Darren Huckerby, Dean Ashton and Iwan Roberts will line up once more alongside fellow Canaries legend Darren Eadie, whose company Sellebrity have worked with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation to stage the event.
More than 8,000 fans attended the first Jamie’s Game last year, which saw 16-year-old Jamie Abbott, a member of the Norwich Down’s Syndrome Football Team and face of the event, score the winning goal from the penalty spot in the final moments of the match.
The event raised more than £60,000 for the Sporting Light Appeal, which helps provide sporting opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people in Norfolk.
Eadie, an ambassador for the Community Sports Foundation, said: “Last year was incredible. The support we had from Norwich City fans and the local community made for a magical night that raised a lot of money for a great cause. This year we’re aiming bigger and hope to have some exciting names to add to the squad in the coming weeks.”
Other celebrities due to play in the match include Antony Costa from Blue, television presenter Jeff Brazier and singer Shayne Ward.
Jamie’s Game 2 will take place at Carrow Road on Sunday, May 25.
General sale tickets are priced at £1 for under-17s and £10 for adults and are available from www.sellebritysoccer.org.uk/jamiesgame2 or through the Norwich City ticket office on 0844 8261902.
They are also available from the Canary Stores at Castle Mall and Chapelfield shopping centres in Norwich.