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Harry and Meghan go head-to-head in netball shootout

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex showed off their competitive streaks when they joined opposing teams for a netball shootout.

Harry and Meghan went head-to-head in the test of skill at Loughborough University, and were joined by sporting stars and graduates of the Royal Foundation’s Coach Core programme.

The couple had travelled to the university by train for an awards ceremony honouring graduates of Coach Core – an initiative using sport to empower those not in education or employment.

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Through training, the initiative aims to create the next generation of sports coaches who will themselves go on to inspire their communities.

The Duchess’ team featured the gymnastics coach Scott Hann, tennis star Laura Robson and had the added bonus of England netballer Eboni Beckford-Chambers.

While the Duke shot hoops with marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe, former England batsman Mark Ramprakash, ex-England rugby player Ugo Monye and ex-US basketball star David Robinson.

The Duchess of Sussex in action Credit: PA

The royal visit came as Sport England awarded the Royal Foundation a £995,500 National Lottery grant to double the reach of its Coach Core programme by adding 10 new sites in England over the next three years.