DCRFC World Record Attempt
to organise 450-person rugby match in bid to break world record.
In a fund-raising event on Sunday April 29th, the Durham City Rugby Football Club are attempting to break the world record for the most amount of players to take part in a competitive game of rugby.
The record currently stands at 270 players, but Durham City are aiming to break that by fielding 450 players during an extra-long match at their ground at Hollow Drift.
Money raised from this event is going to two fantastic causes in Help for Heroes, and to help fund treatment for the club's former captain Kevin Showler, aged 28, who is currently being treated for a brain tumour.
Grant Thompson, 34, Durham City’s social secretary, and organiser of the world record attempt has written to clubs from all over the country for their support.
“Kevin has asked that all the money raised should be divided evenly between himself and Help for Heroes.
“We want this to be a wonderful social occasion, and obviously we need a lot of players, but even if you aren’t a player, come down to the club, be a spectator and be a part of a World Record."
The event will also host an outdoor BBQ and indoor refreshments at the club, Newcastle Falcons players will be attending and a band will be playing.”
The club needs as many individual players, teams of players, volunteers on the day and the help of referees, so please offer your support.