World record attempt for hockey club

Published on: 05 May 2015

MEMBERS of South Gloucestershire Hockey Club (SGHC) are getting set to try to reclaim a Guinness World Record™.
Over the bank holiday weekend, the club plans to play the longest single continuous field hockey match ever – and is calling for volunteers to help make it happen.
SGHC set a ‘hockey round the clock’ record of 31 hours but a club from Kent went one better with 40 hours. Now the South Glos players are aiming to play non-stop for 50 hours and raise £10,000 for the Cots for Tots Appeal at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospita
The record attempt will take place at Bradley Stoke Community School, where SGHC trains and plays its home matches. Two squads of 16 players - men and women - will attempt the world record, and those taking part have to be there for the full 50 hour duration, allowed only a brief four-hour sleep.
The match will start at 10am on Saturday May 23 and finish at midday on Monday May 25.
In order to claim an official world record, the players need timekeepers and, most importantly, independent witnesses to validate their attempt.
Leanne Birley, chair of the ‘Hockey Round The Clock 2’ organising committee, said, “Those of us who took part in breaking the world record last time were immensely proud of what we achieved. Ever since we lost the record, there has been talk of trying to get it back – and now is the time to have a go!”
Volunteers can find out more or sign up for the event at www.sghc.org.uk, or by emailing sghcgwr@gmail.com.
You can also support the record attempt by donating at www.justgiving.com/hockeyworldrecord , or by texting SGHC55£ and the amount you wish to donate to 70070.

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