Special Guests announced for World University Netball

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Carly Smithson, American Idol Finalist

Carly Smithson (s7 6th place American Idol finalist) bought out her rock and roll edge in front of Simon Cowell and American audiences which earned her a sixth place finish on American Idol, and now she’s going to treat World University Netball athletes and fans to some great entertainment! Carly was a judge on American Idol and she has wowed audiences as lead singer from the Cirque du Soleil show “Viva Elvis” and teamed up with former Evanescence members to form the rock band We are the Fallen, whose music has been featured on The Vampire Diaries and The Hills.

“I never like to say the word ‘beauty’ because it’s more about character and personal style.  You don’t have to look like a supermodel to start trends and inspire people”.



Josh Moreland, International pop/soul artist

Josh’s message is that he wants people to fall in-love with themselves again, to remember who they are…remind them of their power and worth.

Josh Moreland is an internationally recognized entertainer, touring with well known celebrities like Far East Movement, Mario, Jason Derulo, Rick Ross and many more and writing with 10-time Grammy Award winner John Legend.  As a World Pop/Soul artist, writer, and entertainer, he is known for this unforgettable explosive performances.  His sound crosses the likes of John Legend, Bruno Mars and Cold Play.


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Dr. Shelley Sykes – the Happiness Guru

Dr. Shelley Sykes is recognized world wide for her work as an inspirational author, filmmaker, educator, leader in business and a humanitarian.  Dr. Shelley is known for Syking People Up, whether it’s through her TV Shows, Music, Award-Winning Books or Speaking Events.  She also owns the Shelley Sykes Spas, Beautiful Unlimited Property & Personal Styling Co. and the Happy Sexy Rich Fashion Range.  You can see why she is deemed a serial entrepreneur! As the founder of Shelley Sykes Happy Charity, her philanthropic works have been awarded in Australia with a 2009 Nomination for Australian of the Year because of Global Happiness Day, now celebrated in over 210 countries.  In 2012, Shelley was honored with the Susan B. Anthony Award for helping disadvantaged kids in the USA.


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Carol Atwell, Singer and Netball Athlete

Carol was born in the beautiful bountiful island of Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  She currently resides in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and is a citizen of the USA.  You will see Carol perform at the Closing Ceremonies with her beautiful song: This Day!  Carol’s passion is loving the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ first and foremost.  The next is children and this goes hand in hand with her love of Netball as her mission is to teach netball, inspire young ladies in the Virgin Islands to play the game giving them spiritual, mental and physical strength for a healthy body.  Being at the FISU World Netball Championship is like Netball heaven.



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