Water polo club smash the world record

Normanton and Castleford water polo teams trying to break the world record attempt for playing water polo non-stop for 26-and-a-half hours.
Normanton and Castleford water polo teams trying to break the world record attempt for playing water polo non-stop for 26-and-a-half hours.
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Members of a water polo club made the most of the bank holiday weekend when they got their names in the record books.

Castleford Water Polo Team broke the Guinness World Record by playing the sport continuously for 26-and-a-half hours from 2.30pm on Sunday to 5pm on Monday.

Mayor of Normanton Bill Wood dropped the ball in to start the game and the club raised almost £2,000 for its junior development at the event.

Mel Wass, whose son Isaac took part in the game, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. It couldn’t have gone any better.

“In total we had 101 people that came to play and people came from as far as Newcastle, Brighton and London to take part. I think the weather helped too because we had some seating and a barbecue outside so I think people stayed longer than they would have done.”

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