Premier League rivals, Love Island stars and celebrities all come together for James Maddison's charity golf event | The Sun

JAMES MADDISON was joined by A-list celebrities and Premier League rivals at his charity golf event.

The Tottenham star welcomed a host of famous names to Shire Golf Club to raise money for Super Strong Sophie's Sparkle.

The charity was set up to support Sophie Grace Taylor in her battle with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.

Sophie tragically passed away aged five in 2019 and Maddison, who brought Sophie on to the pitch ahead of a match against Aston Villa while he played for Norwich, has continued to raise awareness.

His Maddison Invitational brought together big names from football, TV and film, with the Tottenham star also putting himself to the test on a different type of grass.

Current and former Premier League players took part, including Manchester United trio Harry Maguire, Mason Mount and Scott McTominay.



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While John Terry, Jack Wilshere, Jermaine Jenas, Jamie Redknapp and Peter Crouch also showcased their abilities – with one Crouchy tee-off leaving the former striker a little red-faced.

Maddison's Spurs coach Ryan Mason looked a bit more natural with club in hand, as did former Chelsea star Joe Cole.

However Michael McIntyre showed that he was a beginner with a couple of wayward shots – the comedian ended up falling over at one point after splashing himself in a puddle when attempting to find the fairway.

Singer Tom Grennan was in attendance as well as Love Island stars Chris Hughes and Josh Denzel, though the latter played host and interviewed his fellow stars.

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Maddison told Josh Denzel about how much Sophie meant to himCredit: Instagram @maddisoninvitational
Jamie Redknapp had his game face on
Harry Potter star Oliver Phelps swapped his wand for a putter
Jermaine Jenas also got involvedCredit: Instagram @maddisoninvitational

Gaz Beadle of Geordie Shore fame showed expert technique, as did Harry Potter star Oliver Phelps, aka George Weasley.

Maddison spoke about how much he loved Sophie and her family at the event and how important it was to raise money and awareness in her memory.

He said: "Sophie's a young girl that I met when I was at Norwich and I was Sophie's favourite player.

"We walked out together for the Aston Villa game about seven years ago maybe – Sophie sadly passed away but she was a legend honestly, nicest girl, if you met her you would just warm to her.

"She's got the loveliest family ever as well. Alex and Kirsty, Sophie's parents, are the nicest people ever so to see everyone turn out and all of this is to raise money to help the research into her and the specific cancer she had…heartwarming feeling."

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