Guinness World Record rugby passing attempt at FMG Waikato Stadium

Year 12 student, Matt Ogilvy, Chiefs rugby player Shaun Stevenson and event co-ordinator for Graeme Dingle Foundation, ...
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Year 12 student, Matt Ogilvy, Chiefs rugby player Shaun Stevenson and event co-ordinator for Graeme Dingle Foundation, Kelly Olsen, will be at the Guiness World Record rugby pass attempt on Wednesday.

Today's the day and there's still a chance you can be part of history. 

The Guiness Record challenge for the highest number of consecutive rugby passes is on at Hamilton's FMG Waikato Stadium.

The magic number to beat is 280, set in August, 2010, in Wales.

But organisers from the Graeme Dingle Foundation are aiming high, with 350 passes.

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One person, one pass. And you have only five seconds to pass the ball to the next person five metres away.

Event co-ordinator Kelly Olsen is confident they will get the numbers.

"It's really exciting, we've had a last minute flurry on our Facebook page. We will get 350 people, even if I have to drag people off the street."

The event starts at 3pm, with lots of family activities and children's record challenges such as, a sack race, egg and spoon race, hula hooping and the rugby pass. 

There will also be a sausage sizzle, and a chance to meet Waikato and Chiefs rugby players.

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Registration for the attempt opens at 4.30pm. 

"People have to register so the record can be verified with Guiness World Records. This is so they can also get your details to post your certificate once we break the record," Olsen said.

At 5.30pm the record attempt will start.

Olsen said they had a practise last week and it went well. They will have another quick practise at 4pm on Wednesday.

"I think we're feeling quietly confident. There's no backing out now. Rain or shine, it is on."

The event is free, but people can get sponsors or donate to the Givealittle page.

The Graeme Dingle Foundation works closely with children and youth in the Waikato, through a range of school programmes.

 - Stuff

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