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JAMIE'S GAME 2: ROSIE HODGSON

21 May 2014

Rosie looks forward to coaching Dan Osborne and his team at Jamie's Game 2.

FIFTEEN-year-old Rosie Hodgson will coach a team captained by The Only Way Is Essex star Dan Osborne at Jamie's Game 2 on Sunday. As she takes charge of her celebrity-packed squad, she'll face off against rival coach Emil Roger and his own team captain, Danny Dyer.

Rosie suffers from Primary Lymphoedema, which caused a swelling in her hip from a very young age, and a rare condition known informally as disappearing bone disease.
 
As a result, Rosie finds it difficult to walk and uses a wheelchair most of the time.
 
"I can limp around the house slowly but I get very tired and certainly when I'm out and about, I mostly use my wheelchair," explains Rosie.
 
Despite her conditions, the City of Norwich School student loves sport, and is currently captain of Norwich City Powerchair Football Club.
 
Her team competes in the Wheelchair Football Association Premier Division against sides like West Bromwich Albion, Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa.
 
The team finished tenth in their division and has a play-off with Manchester City to secure their Premier Division berth for next season.
 
It's the experience of working together and the fun had by all that keeps Rosie coming back:
 
"I've got a great group of friends at Powerchair Football and I love being part of the team.
 
"We really work hard for each other and have huge support from all of our friends and family."
 
The team was on the brink of folding last year but an injection of funding from the Sporting Light Appeal meant that the club could continue to train and compete.
 
"The team is really important to us all, so we were really grateful for the funding from the Appeal that allowed us to continue," said Rosie.
 
"It's such a brilliant cause and has helped so many people in Norfolk already."
 
Rosie will play her part in the Appeal's biggest fundraising event as she takes charge of Dan Osborne's team on Sunday to face a side captained by Danny Dyer.
 
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25 May, kick-off 3pm
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