AN international charity is teaming up with Hazeley academy in a world record attempt.
Kick4Life, the international charity which uses football to help some of the most disadvantaged children in the world, is joining forces with The Hazeley Academy in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the fastest ever marathon while dribbling a football.
Endurance athlete Bren Vaughan will attempt the World Record while dribbling a football over 106 laps of the running track in less than the current record of five hours, 36 minutes and 24 seconds.
Bren is an experienced athlete who has completed numerous marathons, duathlons and triathlons. The Hazeley Academy is supporting the challenge as part of its Global Citizenship Day where students in year seven, eight and nine will be taking part in lessons focusing learning on local, National and International developments and partnerships.
Steve Fleming, Co-founder of Kick4Life, said: “Kick4Life is delighted to have joined forces with the Hazeley Academy for this record attempt. Kick4Life uses sport to tackle HIV in Lesotho, southern Africa which, has the third highest HIV prevalence in the world (23.2 per cent) and where more than 100,000 children have been orphaned by the disease. With the support of the staff and students at the Hazeley Academy we hope we can make a real difference. The money raised will go towards Kick4Life’s life-saving health education and testing for vulnerable children.”
The record attempt will start at 9am with the expected finish time to be somewhere close to 2pm. Bren has been practising by dribbling a ball around routes near his home in Huntingdon.
Mark Bennison, Principal of The Hazeley Academy said, “The aim is to bring an international dimension to our students improving their knowledge of other cultures and help them to develop skills and understanding needed to contribute positively to life and work in a global society. We are delighted to have developed this strong partnership with Kick4Life and hope that Bren breaks the record.”
To donate and support the record attempt, simply visit http://www.justgiving.com/marathon-dribble