Shortly after Team England’s Men put the finishing touches to an emphatic 81-54 win over Cameroon, the day got even better for Team England’s Jamell Anderson.
With the help of his team mates, the men huddled up for a post-game chant, only to break and reveal a smiling Anderson down on one knee and ready to propose to long-time girlfriend Georgia Jones. The Team England’s Women star couldn’t believe it but soon made her way over to Anderson to say yes.
“We both worked so hard for this opportunity to be here,” said Anderson, reflecting on why he chose this moment to pop the question. “Basketball is a very big part of our relationship so it just made sense to do it here.”
“I had no idea,” said a shocked Jones. “I don’t even know what to say right now!”
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Despite his pressing on court priorities, Jamell still found time to seek out Georgia’s farther Jeff, a former England international himself, to get his blessing beforehand. The current Manchester Mystics head coach is in Australia to watch Georgia as well as her brother Callum, who is a teammate of Jamell’s on the Men’s side.
The proposal also got the blessing of another important man, Anderson’s Head Coach, “I’m so happy for both of them, they’re a great couple,” said a smiling Kapoulas. “I’ve never had a player propose on court before and I wish them so many years of happiness together.”