Sporting Soprano and ITV Lorraine Kelly’s 2017 ‘Woman of the Year’ Lizzie Jones has performed throughout the UK both on stage and on screen, most notably when she sang the traditional hymn ‘Abide with me’ live at Wembley Arena ahead of the 2015 Super League Grand Final, which subsequently reached no. 34 in the UK charts. Lizzie also performed on BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 as the solo guest singer and closing act singing ‘Danny Boy’ which spent three weeks at the no. 1 spot in the classical charts. Lizzie recently Performed at Headingly Stadium for the 2019 Ashes Series and 2018 Football World Cup game at Elland Road. Lizzie also sang at all three World Club Series for the Rugby World Club Challenge on Sky Sports.
Lizzie was the first ever singer in 160 years to perform in the main ring at the ‘Great Yorkshire Show’ and is delighted to back for her third year next year at this very prestigious event.
Lizzie has started on BBC Songs of Praise and was the national front cover in celebration of the NHS’s 70th Birthday due to her tireless charity work and running the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund.
Lizzie has won many prestigious awards all over the world for her services to Rugby League, charity work and singing and was delighted to be named in the 2019 New Years Honors list and made a Member of the British Empire by the Queen.
Lizzie’s husband, Welsh International Rugby League player Danny Jones died aged 29 after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match in May 2015. Post mortem results showed that he died of cardiomyopathy, an inherited condition leading to the thickening of the cardiac muscles. Cardiomyopathy can be diagnosed following an echocardiogram screening which was not available to Danny.
Since his death Lizzie has campaigned for all athletes to be screened, resulting in all Rugby League Championship and League 1 players now being offered screenings. She has also recently launched The Danny Jones Fund providing defibrillators for local Rugby and sports clubs on a grant basis. Her efforts have seen her featured on Good Morning Britain, This Morning London, Radio Leeds, The Pulse and Heart Radio as well as numerous national press publications.
Alongside all of the above Lizzie is also mum to twins Bobby and Phoebe.