engage Super League and Carnegie World Club Champions, Bradford Bulls and their equally famous Grattan Stadium, Odsal have both seen their fair share of world-beaters and records and now the venue is to host an attempt at the global record for the largest ever Haka, the fearsome Maori war dance made famous by New Zealand sports teams.
The Bradford Bulls and the Stampede Study Support Centre will attempt to break the record for the World's largest performance of the Haka on Wednesday 12th July at the Grattan Stadium, Odsal.
The World record attempt will take place between 1.15-1.30pm and the gates will open at 11.30am when pupils from schools all over Bradford will arrive and register. They will then have an hour for lunch in the stadium and take in the entertainment on show, including a steel drum band, The Pulse Road Show and much, much more. All participating students will also receive an engage sponsored goodie bag.
Bulls players and staff are expected to join in the attempt to beat the record for the most people to perform a Haka, which stands at 2,016.
Organisers hope that at least 2,500 people will attend the Bulls bid, which is the brainchild of Sharron Bright, manager of the Stampede Education Centre at Odsal.
The Centre runs after-school sessions with children who want extra help with their school work and Mrs Bright decided to organise the giant Haka to celebrate the centre's successful first year.
Sharron Bright said today:
"So far we have more than 1,700 confirmed and are close to meeting the target. The British record is only 500 so we should definitely break that. It will be a fun day for all the children and it's not often you get the opportunity to create a new World Record in a World Famous Stadium