Printer Friendly

Teacher is throw-in star; Local briefs.

ELLAND PE teacher Danny Brooks (pictured) has broken a world record with the longest-ever football throw-in. Mr Brooks, 28, who teaches at Brooksbank School, launched a ball 49.78m (163ft) -half the length of a football field -with his unusual gymnast-style flip throw. He said he got the idea after watching Stoke player Rory Delap''s long throw-ins. The previous record of 48.17m (158ft) was set by Michael Lochner in 1998. He said: "I started off as a gymnast from a young age and I also did my football as well."
COPYRIGHT 2010 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jan 20, 2010
Words:91
Previous Article:EXTRA CASH FOR THE NEW POTHOLES SQUAD.
Next Article:Wards shut by sick bug.
Topics:


Related Articles
PARDONED! Brit peers win freedom for 'teddy teacher.
No teacher I know is 'having a laugh'.
Now, Navin Jindal becomes another shoe gate target.
Touch of nostalgia.
Labor board hears teachers union case.
The Coretta Scott King awards, 1970-2009, 4th ed.
The power of teacher networks.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |