Young Scarletts Set New World Record

6a00d8341d154353ef00e55011ec698833-800wi1Debbie Smith

Haddington Under 17s Rugby team smashed the world record for the highest number of succesful conversions in one hour on Saturday.

The boys known as The Young Scarlets, outkicked the previous record by 250 kicks raising the number from 124 to 374.

The squad of 14 boys held the event to coincide with “Guiness World Records Day” which took place on Thursday 13th and saw records being broken all over the world.

Coach Kevin Bowen said: “This is a great achievment for the boys, it was a great oppertunity for the boys to use their skills to raise funds and hopefully get a mention in The Guiness Book of Records.”

Many local busineses made donations to the club and all the boys recieved sponsorship to take part in the fundraising event which will allow the team to continue touring each year.