A record night to remember for Aussies in London
There’s just one sleep to go until London’s Australian expat community get to show the world how to successfully break an official world record. From 7pm tomorrow night in Clapham Common, hundreds of Aussie expats will be filing into the Windmill Pub for the CommBank CAN Aussie World Record Attempt.
THERE’S just one sleep to go until London’s Australian expat community get to show the world how to successfully break an official world record. From 7pm tomorrow night in Clapham Common, over a thousand Aussie expats will be filing into the Windmill Pub for the CommBank CAN Aussie World Record Attempt.
The objective is to set a new record for the “Most People Wearing the Same Full Team Kit”. The current records is held by Switzerland (at 537 people) but with Guinness World Record officials standing by – hopes are high that the Aussie community of London can smash that record and set a figure that will be hard to be beaten.
“Already almost 1000 people have responded to say their planning on coming down,” a CommBank spokesperson told Australian Times. “The response has been quite honestly – amazing! We didn’t imagine the amount of feedback that we’ve had.”
But officials had a warning for people hoping to participate in the Aussie World Record Attempt.
Don’t forget your sneakers!
“We just hope everyone remembers that to be eligible to be in the record, you must be wearing sneakers or trainers. That’s the only catch. You get given the green and gold kit to wear when you arrive at the event – which you are able to keep forever – but please make sure you have footwear that will mean you’re included in the record.”
As well as the chance to be a world record holder, Aussies are being offered a free BBQ on the night as well as live entertainment and the chance to possibly be on television back in Australia with Channel 9’s The Today Show broadcasting live.
It’s more than just a record attempt though. With the London Olympics just days away, this is a chance for the Australian expat community to show their support for our Aussie Olympians competing in London 2012. And what’s more, Aussie Olympic legend Geoff Huegill will be on hand to be part of the world record attempt.
“Basically we’re calling on all Australians in London to don the famous green and gold and show their pride for their Aussie Olympic hopefuls,” an Aussie World Record Attempt organiser said. “It gives exiled Aussies the chance to cheer on the team.
“The three key things to remember for the night are to arrive on time, to wear your joggers and to have fun. Remember – this is your chance to compete for your country. It’s something you can tell your grandkids about!”
The CommBank CAN Aussie World Record Attempt, proudly supported by Australian Times, will be held at The Windmill pub in Clapham Common on 25 July. The first 1000 people to arrive will be given an exclusive Commonwealth Bank Aussie Supporter Kit to wear proudly on the night. Doors open at 7pm. For more information or to register, head to Facebook.com/commonwealthbank/events
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