Record les­son

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

COMO Sec­ondary Col­lege Hockey Academy has smashed the Guin­ness World Record for the world’s big­gest field hockey les­son.

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

On Satur­day, Au­gust 19, Como Sec­ondary Col­lege Hockey Academy staged the world’s big­gest field hockey les­son, an event that at­tracted 618 par­tic­i­pants.

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 and was open to peo­ple of all ages and ex­pe­ri­ence.

Event or­gan­iser and academy par­ent helper Jane Scott said it was 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.

“We had peo­ple come from Northam and Man­durah and the old­est per­son we had tak­ing part was 73, while the youngest was two years old.

“Last week I was a lit­tle bit wor­ried (we wouldn’t get the numbers) but in the mid­dle of the week we were at 450 and I thought we would do it.

“I had one lady send me an email (after the event) say­ing she had been a stew­ard and she went home with a feel­ing that some­thing unique had been achieved for WA.”

The Como Academy play­ers be­fore the event.

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