Rugby fever is officially here. With Milton Keynes being a host city for the 2015 Rugby World Cup it’s not hard to see why our home-town is going crazy for it.
The Parks Trust are hosting The Official World Cup 2015 Fanzone in Campbell Park from 1st – 11th October. The Fanzone will include a massive covered marquee arena with big screens to watch the rugby matches on, as well as entertainment including, the Clash of Drums / Danbor Talka with pyrotechnics and a lot of loud drumming. (Full timetable of matches and events can be found on the Parks Trust website here).
Perhaps more excitedly, there is going to be a World Record attempt for the most people performing the haka.
If you don’t know (which I am sure you do) the haka, is a war dance from New Zealand, with vigorous movements, stamping of feet and lots of rhythmic war cry. It’s been tradition now for well over a hundred years for the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team to perform the haka at their opponents before every match. It’s quite something to watch.
Now, The Parks Trust are calling the people of Milton Keynes, dance groups, companies, individuals, groups of friends, literally, everybody is invited to come learn the haka choreography and then perform it in a fantastic World Record Attempt in Campbell Park.
You can learn the routine from the YouTube video that The Parks Trust have uploaded, but to make things more fun they have arranged training sessions to show you how it’s done.
- Friday 25th September – 6pm Campbell Park Pavilion
- Saturday 26th September – Haka at Stadium:MK
- Friday 2nd October – 6pm Campbell Park Pavilion
The World Record Attempt will be on Saturday 10th October at 12pm at The Fanzone in Campbell Park.
If you’d like to take part and help Milton Keynes break this World Record please email firstname.lastname@example.org