A squad of 20 netballers were in serious training since before Christmas to break the netball endurance record which stood at 55 hours.

The attempt began at noon on Thursday 29th March and the girls broke the record on Saturday evening (31st) and stopped playing at 55 hours 20 minutes!

Reports of the event were shown on ITV/Granada, who came to film sections of the challenge and reports were broadcast on BBC Radio lancashire.

The netballers chose to raise funds for two charities: Cystic Fibrosis and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Buy DVD Documentary!

A DVD documentary of the event is available at a bargain price of £3 with £2 going to the charities supported by the record breaking event.

The video lasts 22 minutes and features interviews with many of those involved.

Please see Mr D. Morriss to order your copy!

Press Releases

6/04/07: "School's net gain"

02/04/06 : "Girls net a world record"

View Lancashire Evening Telegraph Photo Gallery!

26/01/07: "Girls go for new Record"

 

Thursday 29th March: Record attempt begins!

Friday 30th March 2007: photos of continuing netball match

31st March 2007: RECORD BROKEN!

BRGS received Guinness World Record Certificate!

 

STUDENT REPORTS:

"Record in the Net at BRGS" Joseph Holdsworth-Miller, 7R

"BRGS Throw a New World Record" Cora Freeman, 7R

Listen to BBC Radio Lancashire reports

January 2007 (mp3 audio file - 5.89mb ©BBC Radio Lancashire 2007)

Friday March 30th (Mr Morris and team members -mp3 audio file 5.66mb ©BBC Radio Lancashire 2007)

Saturday am March 31st (Mr Morris - mp3 audio file 4.32mb ©BBC Radio Lancashire 2007)

Saturday pm March 31st (Mr Morris - mp3 audio file 5.13mb ©BBC Radio Lancashire 2007)

Sunday April 1st news report (Mr Haycocks - mp3 audio file 708kb ©BBC Radio Lancashire 2007)

Many thanks to BBC Radio Lancashire for permission to use the audio clips.

The girls involved were:

Year 13: Claire Jackson, Abi Hughes, Annie Kelly, Rachael Holt, Rachael Keough, Livi Sloss, Sarah Finbow.
Year 12: Beci Mills, Jess Holt, Emily Lester.
Year 11: Hannah Bennett, Jess Regan, Rachael Ashworth, Lauren McGee, Natalie Lewis, Jenni Lord, Tasha Hoyle.
Year 10: Natalie McManus, Nansi Pallavus, Sara Davison, Sam Swain.

WELL DONE!