Hockey club claims new world record after 31 hour match

Hockey players complete 31-hour match in Bradley Stoke

A squad of players from South Gloucestershire Hockey Club has laid claim to a new world record after playing continuously for 31 hours at Bradley Stoke Community School over the bank holiday weekend.

The world record attempt began at 9am on Saturday and ended at 4pm on Sunday, beating the previous record (held by Omagh Hockey Club) by 45 minutes.

Event Organiser Darren Bane told The Journal:

“Within the next few weeks the club will put together a package of evidence to send to Guinness World Records, who will then assess it to decide whether or not we met all the criteria and can be recognised as official world record holders.”

“We are certainly claiming a new world record; those of us involved have the bruises and stiff limbs to prove it!”

“We are all sore and weary, but delighted with our achievement. It looks likely we will raise well in excess of £3,000 for Cots for Tots, too.”

“I would like to thank absolutely everybody who was involved in any way in this event; the players, stewards, witnesses, supporters; it was a true team effort.”

More photos from the event: album; slideshow (PicasaWeb)

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