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."