Jamie’s Game 2017: Everything you need to know about the charity football match

Jamie's Game celebrity football match charity event at Carrow Road in 2016. Calum Best chats to Gary

Jamie's Game celebrity football match charity event at Carrow Road in 2016. Calum Best chats to Gary Holt. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

It's that time of year again football fans! Jamie's Game, an annual match that pits celebrities against one another in the name of charity, returns to Norwich this weekend.

Jamie's Game celebrity football match charity event at Carrow Road. The spectators enjoy the game. P

Jamie's Game celebrity football match charity event at Carrow Road. The spectators enjoy the game. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

What is it?

Now in its fifth year, Jamie's Game is a celebrity football match organised by the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) in conjunction with Sellebrity Soccer. The aim of the game is to raise as much money as possible to encourage disadvantaged and disabled individuals to participate in sport. Since its inception the match has raised more than £200,000 for charity.

Calum Best's team celebrate their goal at Jamie's Game celebrity football match charity event at Car

Calum Best's team celebrate their goal at Jamie's Game celebrity football match charity event at Carrow Road. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

When is it?

Held at Carrow Road football stadium in Norwich, Jamie's Game kicks off at 3pm on Sunday, May 21.

Former NCFC player Darren Eadie is the founder of celebrity auction site Sellebrity that supports Ja

Former NCFC player Darren Eadie is the founder of celebrity auction site Sellebrity that supports Jamie's Game. Photo: Anthony Kelly - Credit: � ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC


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What's in a name?

The match is named after CSF Junior Ambassador Jamie Abbott who has Down's syndrome. Jamie led the original match in 2013.

Jamie's Game, Sellebrity Soccer Match at Carrow Road. Pictured is CSF junior ambassador Jamie Abbott

Jamie's Game, Sellebrity Soccer Match at Carrow Road. Pictured is CSF junior ambassador Jamie Abbott, who the game is named after. Photo: Steve Adams

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Who's taking part?

Jamie's Game welcomes a host of famous faces from the stage and screen to Carrow Road each year. For 2017 the line-up includes household names such as X Factor's Sam Bailey, TOWIE star James 'Arg' Argent and Eastenders actor Jake Wood. Other celebs who will be taking to the pitch include Dean Gaffney, Calum Best, Jamie O'Hara, Stevi Ritchie, Jeff Brazier, Jacqueline Jossa, Dan Osborne, Wayne Bridge, Aaron Sidwell, James Hill, Jimmy Constable, Tubes, Franky Fryer, Rocket, Nev Wilshire, Jamie Borthwick, Liam Gatsby, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Jay James, MC Harvey, Daz Everest, Mike Crawshaw. Former Norwich City football players Adam Drury and Darren Eadie will also be playing.

Sam Bailey will be taking part in Jamie's Game at Carrow Road. Picture: Joseph Sinclair.

Sam Bailey will be taking part in Jamie's Game at Carrow Road. Picture: Joseph Sinclair. - Credit: Archant

Here come the girls

The team names for 2017 will be Jossa XI vs Bailey XI in honour of the two managers - actress Jacqueline Jossa and singer Sam Bailey. Supporting Jossa as team captain will be reality TV star Dan Osborne, while Eastenders' Jake Wood will be taking the reigns for Sam. This will be the second time Wood has worn the armband at Carrow Road after his team lost out in 2015.

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What else happens at the match?

It's not all about the football at this event as a range of exciting entertainment has also been arranged, from musical performances to dance acts. Highlights will include a half time performance from folk singer Sam Kelly, a routine by East Coast Emeralds cheerleading squad (1.55pm), an act from TheatreTrain performing arts school at 1pm outside the 1902 Bottle Bar, as well as a set from The Rock Choir on the pitch at 2.30pm and a dance show by CSF's disability dance troupe CSF Allstars who will be taking centre stage on the pitch at 2.35pm.

How much are tickets?

Tickets for the event are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for under 18s and £2 for children under 12. Those aged 65+ can purchase tickets for a reduced cost of £8. Various hospitality packages are also available to purchase, with exclusive meet and greets. Prices for these start from £35. To buy tickets visit jamiesgame.co.uk/tickets or call 0844 826 1902.

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