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Features | 05 Dec 2019

Are you better at shooting snowballs than the Redknapps?

By James Manser, Editorial & Content team

Vodafone has launched the Festive Squad Game, giving you and your family or friends the chance to win prizes if you beat the Redknapps’ best score.

Jamie Redknapp, one of England’s most-loved footballers and pundits, bagged a debut victory with him mum, Sandra and son, Beau, in one of his best team performances yet. With 237 caps for Liverpool and 17 caps for his country, he got his white teeth stuck into a new challenge – Vodafone’s Festive Squad Game, and set a high score in doing so.

“I was gamer when I was younger,” Jamie told Vodafone news. He took part in a challenge where he and his family had to work together in order to create an accumulative high score. The festive game sees up to four players catching baubles, stacking up Christmas trees or shooting falling snowballs.

When your family members (or friends) have each completed the game, your scores are added up. If you’ve beaten the score Jamie and his family have set, you’ll win a prize – this can be anything from a £50 Pizza Express voucher or Vue family ticket bundle, to a Sky Sports day pass. There are also NOW TV Entertainment Passes or Spotify Premium monthly subscriptions to be won – allowing you and your family to enjoy all of the classic Christmas movies or listen to Michael Buble’s latest festive album during the holiday.

Speaking with Jamie during the day’s filming it became apparent that tech plays a huge role in the sportsman’s life – both for his day-to-day activities and for keeping in touch with his family.

“Although we all have busy lives – I might be doing the Premier League football, Beau’s got a game somewhere or mum’s busy – we can all spend time together,” he said.

When he’s away filming A League of Their Own for Sky One, Jamie says he misses watching live football, so being able to catch up instantly on his smartphone is a bonus.

Jamie Redknapp completing level 1 of Vodafone’s Festive Squad Game

Over the Christmas period, tech is a great way to bring families and friends together when they can’t be in the same place. A text, video call or shared photo online can make a huge difference to the people you love.

Jamie says the first video message he sends on Christmas day is to his football pal John Barnes, another former Liverpool player.

Vodafone’s Festive Squad enables you to connect and work together with family or friends in a fun and festive way, as well as giving you the chance to say you’ve beaten ultra-competitive Jamie Redknapp.

After playing the game with his family, Jamie said: “I’ve enjoyed playing the festive squad game with my mum. But watching her… she’s wasn’t the best. Beau was very good though!”

“The thing I love most about the Festive Squad Game is that you can play it with the family. The game makes you communicate as a family, and you all have to help each other to make sure you win.”

Vodafone’s Festive Squad Game is fun for all the family

Vodafone’s Festive Squad Game will run from 4 to 20 December – with a huge number of prizes to be won. Vodafone customers can access the game via VeryMe Rewards on the My Vodafone app and share with family or friends on any other network. The game is accessible on your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Happy playing and good luck beating Jamie and his family!