England basketball players Jamell Anderson and Georgia Jones got engaged on court at the Commonwealth Games.
With the help of his team-mates, Anderson surprised his now-fiancee moments after England’s 81-54 victory over Cameroon, a win that was enough to put England’s men’s team into round two of the competition in Townsville.
Video released by Team England showed the men’s team gathered in a post-game huddle while Jones watched on – having earlier contributed nine points to a 78-51 win over Mozambique – but as the huddle broke Anderson was waiting down on one knee.
‘I only told them just now,’ the 27-year-old Anderson said of getting his team-mates involved. ‘They initiated the plan really well, so that went perfectly. It’s been on my mind for a while, so now I can just play basketball.’
Anderson plays his club basketball for Polideportivo La Roda in Spain while Jones, 28, plays for Manchester Mystics in the Women’s British Basketball League.
‘I had absolutely no idea,’ Jones said. ‘He told me I was just getting a picture taken. I’m just in shock.’