Coleen Rooney attended the Football For Change Gala 2022 in Manchester Thursday and looked to be having a great time on the dance floor
Coleen Rooney was all smiles as she attended the Football For Change Gala 2022 on Thursday evening.
The gala was the first public event the mum-of-four has attended since her highly-publicised Wagatha Christie court case.
And the 36-year-old was seen “letting her hair down” as she partied well into the night. A source exclusively told The Mirror: “Coleen was having a ball throughout the entire event with her friends.
“She took to the dance floor with her pals during Noel Gallagher’s set and looked like she was letting her hair down.”
They continued: “Angela Rainford popped over for a catch up at one point and Coleen looked delighted to see her – they had a really lovely exchange She then carried on partying with her friends as Noel concluded his well received set.”
Coleen had been snapped earlier in the night looking stunning on the red carpet of the event. She opted for a form-fitting black evening gown and completed the look with a pair of dangling diamond earrings and strapped heels to match.
Football For Change was launched last year by former England footballer Jamie Carragher along with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. It has since been backed by a number of other sports stars including Gary Neville, Jude Bellingham, Steven Gerrard, Anthony Gordon, Lucas Moura, Peter Crouch and Alan Shearer.
Thursday’s event was clearly well supported too, with stars including Corrie actresses Tina O’Brien, Brooke Vincent and Samia Longchambon in attendance. Lucy Fallon also stepped away from the cobbles of Coronation Street to make an appearance alongside boyfriend Ryan Ledson.
During one of the charity’s gala dinners in Liverpool last year, Sir Rod Stewart surprised guests at the Titanic Hotel with an impromptu performance on stage – before going on to help raise £250,000 in vital funds for the good cause.
The charity, which works in partnership with the Communities Foundation for Lancashire and Merseyside, recently sent more than 40 disadvantaged young people to Dallas for a life-changing educational and sporting retreat with funds raised to date.
Since launching in November last year, Football For Change has raised over £350,000 and is aiming to double that amount thanks to the latest gala in Manchester.
Noel Gallagher was the headline performer with his High Flying Birds and Spice Girl Melanie C also treated the star-studded audience to a sensational set, with This Morning presenter Vernon Kay hosting the proceedings throughout the night.
The live auction included exclusive money-can’t-buy lots donated by David Beckham, Formula 1, Robbie Williams, Calvin Harris and BT Sport.