England netball star Stacey Francis marries fiancée Sara Bayman

Stacey Francis and Sara Bayman are married

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16:48pm, Thu 31 Dec 2020
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Netball star Stacey Francis has married her former Team Bath and England teammate Sara Bayman.

Francis, 32 and Bayman, 35, announced their engagement in 2018.

Francis, who is a two-time World Cup bronze medallist, revealed the news on Instagram with a picture of the couple on their special day.

She wrote: "Seems silly doesn't it. A wedding. Given everything that's going on. Maybe that's the reason to have it. Because of everything that's going on.”

Bayman is the current director of netball at VNSL side Loughborough Lightning after retiring from the sport in 2018.

Players and coaches from the netball world congratulated the pair, with Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medalist Natalie Haythornthwaite saying: “AAAAH! You both look incredible congrats!”

Roses star Sasha Corbin said: “This pic is everything. congratulations wishing you both everlasting happiness together you’ve ended the year perfectly."

London Pulse head coach Samantha Bird added: “Huge congratulations- what a wonderful photograph of you both.”

Welsh Netball co-captain Suzy Drane said: "Congratulations to you both. What a beautiful picture!"

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