The professional soccer player, who is a contestant on the latest series of I’m A Celebrity, runs her own café.
I’m a celebrity star Jill Scott joined well with her fellow celebrity contestants in the Australian jungle as part of this year’s star-studded line-up.
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The 35-year-old sportswoman is best known for winning the European Championship earlier this year with the England women’s football team – and was previously awarded an MBE in 2019 for her contribution to sport.
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However, away from the pitch, Jill – who announced her retirement from football in August – runs her café with her girlfriend Shelly, the younger sister of former England star Rachel Unitt. The two regularly work together at the café.
Their coffee shop is called Boxx2Boxx, following Manchester City player Jill’s position on the pitch as a box-to-box midfielder. It is located at 375 Palatine Road in Northenden, Manchester.
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The couple opened the café – serving hot beverages including flat whites, chai lattes and teas – in April 2021. As well as a thirst-quenching menu, they also host special weekly events including Wednesday walks and board game nights.
Speaking earlier this year at the Manchester Evening NewsShelly said: ‘Since the Euro, obviously it’s still very busy if I’m totally honest, but then when Jill’s in the shop, it gets completely manic, wild. Everyone wants to come down and chat and Jill has plenty of time for everyone.
Jill Scott and her girlfriend Shelly Unitt opened their café in April 2021
“I feel like everyone joins in and goes in. Jill will come once or twice a week, depending on the lineup and her availability, really. On the Europeans, for the day it started, it became ballistic. We must have had about five employees, there were queues out the door, everyone was just walking in, from all over the country though.
The café is closed on Mondays but is open all week Tuesday to Friday 9am to 3pm. They are also open on weekends from 10am to 3pm.
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