Como Secondary College Hockey Academy smashes Guinness World Record


Academy players gear up for a Guinness World Record attempt.
Academy players gear up for a Guinness World Record attempt.

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

On Saturday, 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, 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.

“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.”

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