Town ‘dribbles’ into record books

The Big Dribble rolls into Bury on its way from Edinburgh to Trafalgar Square being rolled out by npower in order to poromote GB Hockey
The Big Dribble rolls into Bury on its way from Edinburgh to Trafalgar Square being rolled out by npower in order to poromote GB Hockey

HOCKEY enthusiasts in Bury St Edmunds ‘dribbled’ their way into the record books after taking part in an ambitious national challenge.

Hockey club members and schoolchildren descended on the Abbey Gardens to put their sports skills to the test in the npower Big Dribble hockey roadshow.

The Big Dribble rolls into Bury on its way from Edinburgh to Trafalgar Square being rolled out by npower in order to poromote GB Hockey

The Big Dribble rolls into Bury on its way from Edinburgh to Trafalgar Square being rolled out by npower in order to poromote GB Hockey

The event toured the country in a bid to set a record by dribbling hocky balls 2012km ahead of the London Olympics.

Running along a circuit, Bury managed 600 dribbles – about 60km - contributing to the 2,096km amassed nationally.

The challenge was supported by the Bury St Edmunds Hockey Club.

Tim Hollins, men’s club captain, said: “It was brilliant and there was a really good atmosphere.

“There were lots of children there who had never played hockey before but were really enthusiastic.”