Guin­ness record smashed

Canning Times - - SPORT -

WESTERN Aus­tralia’s hockey com­mu­nity has united to re­write his­tory by smash­ing a re­mark­able Guin­ness World Record.

Como Se­condary Col­lege Hockey Academy staged the world’s big­gest field hockey les­son, an event that at­tracted 618 par­tic­i­pants last month.

The pre­vi­ous record was set by Cun­dall Manor School in York­shire, UK, on March 25, 2015, and in­volved 509 peo­ple.

The event was held at Perry Lakes, Floreat and was open to peo­ple of all ages and ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els.

Event or­gan­iser and academy par­ent helper Jane Scott said the day had been a huge suc­cess.

“It brought all the hockey clubs to­gether, peo­ple from dif­fer­ent clubs were rep­re­sented and there was a real mix of peo­ple,” she said. “The old­est per­son was 73 while the youngest was two years old.”

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