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Generation Netball Club Guinness World Record

Andrea Dawkins

Andrea Dawkins  -  Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Tags: Sport and Recreation

That this House:

1.     Congratulates the Generation Netball Club for taking out the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous game of netball, playing for 72 hours in Launceston last month;

2.     Recognises that the 24 girls from the Club smashed the previous record, held since 2011 by a Canadian team, by 11 hours;

3.     Acknowledges the sustained effort of all the girls involved in the world recording breaking match, with each taking to the court for up to 4 hours at a time;

4.     Congratulates the club on their 20 year anniversary and notes that the idea for the game was posited over a lunch by 17 year old Jordyn Becker and 16 year old Sarah Stuart, as a way to mark the occasion;

5.     Acknowledges the positive national press the girls received prior to and during the match, helping to showcase a Launceston initiative to the rest of the Country and ultimately around the World;

6.     Notes the figures released in July by the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development that the number of Launceston adults who met physical activity guidelines decreased by 1.8% from 2008; and

7.     Recognises the encouragement that will undoubtedly resonate at a community level to increase physical activity as a result of the mammoth effort made by the Generation Netball Club by their record breaking achievement.