World Record for CMV Fundraisers

     
On 29th July 2011, on a five-a-side football pitch in Reading a truly incredible feat of indurence kicked off.  Challenge:42 was a Guiness World Record attempt at the longest ever 5-aside match. .  The record had previously been set at a whopping 40 hours in Newcastle in May 2011 .  To qualify the match had to be played between only 2 teams, each with a maximum of 8 players per squad.  The Reading FC and Peterborough United football fans who took part smashed that record when they finally called it a day..and night...and day....and night....and day after 42 hours on the pitch!  Over £2000 was raised for CMV Action and the Freekicks Foundation. [info] We want to give a HUGE thank you to: Victor Schooling for all the time and effort he put into organising such an incredible event. All the players on both teams for their superhuman effort playing day and night, all weekend, in the blistering heat:  Victor Schooling, David Isham, Richard Langley, Jamie Shepherd, Matty Westland, Paul Atkins, Andrew Hamlett, Daniel Golder, Conor King, Gary Cutler, Elliot Welland, Andy Mills, Chris Wilkinson, James Field, Ashley Lewis, Manjit Sidhu. Steve from the Freekicks Foundation for collecting in sponsorship money and providing support throughout the weekend All the fantastic supporters who gave sponsorship, raffle prizes and moral support [/info] &;

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