New date in attempt to break world best

A world record-breaking attempt by Alnwick Rugby Club has been rescheduled.

The Greensfield side will be trying to burst into the record books by scoring the most number of conversions within a 12-hour period.

The attempt was initially due to take place on Saturday, August 25.

But with the re-arranged Jessie J concert in the town’s Pastures now falling on that date – after the pop megastar cancelled last month’s gig through illness – the club has decided to move their bid to Sunday, August 26.

It will take place at Greensfield from 7am and supporters are urged to come along and cheer on the effort.

Immediately after the attempt, the club will host an auction, with live music and a barbecue.

Entry is free but barbecue packs are £5.

It is part off a massive fund-raising attempt by the club to help with an ambitious development programme to overhaul the facilities at Greensfield, including new changing rooms, a gym and refurb of toilets, showers and baths.

The club has set its sights on collecting £85,000 for the cause through a series of money-making activities.

For more information, contact Penny on 07835 513602.