Rugby club aims to break world record for charity
Durham City Rugby Club will be attempting to break the record for the most people involved in a single rugby game.
The game will take place on Sunday 29th April and aims to include 450 people in a single three hour long match.
After one team has played the first 30 minutes of the match a new team will join the fray every fifteen minutes and each player, substitutes included, can expect to play at least ten minutes.
If the event reaches its target it will smash the previous record of 270.
Organisers originally planned to raise money for former club captain, Kevin Showler, but the 28 year old insisted that the money be split evenly with the charity Help For Heroes.
Mr Showler also added: “What the lads are doing is fantastic and quite overwhelming really. Rugbyis such a team sport and we go through thick and thin on and off the pitch”.
Each individual player is encouraged to donate anything up to ten pounds with teams and businesses able to contribute more if they wish to cover a group.
Spectators and supporters are also welcomed and there will be music, food and children’s entertainment available throughout the day.
For further information visit the DCRFC website or contact Grant Thompson on 07795221180.