K2A students help set new Guinness World Record

Key2Apprenticeships students training with GMLPF member Progress Sports were part of the team helping a Widnes rugby club into the history books last week.

Widnes Vikings

The sports students, and their tutor Carl Fairhurst, joined Widnes Vikings to set a new Guinness World Record when they joined locals to form the world’s biggest group to do a fitness DVD – a total of 3,400 people took part. The previous record of 2,900 people was set in China.

Record-breaking work out

The record-breaking work out took place at the Widnes Vikings’ home ground prior to their opening Super League game. Fans that took part enjoyed free tickets to the game which ended in a spectacular 22-22 final score.

Progress Sports student Jordan Byrnes said: ‘It was a really good event and enjoyable day. It was also my first rugby league game and it was amazing’.

Key2Apprenticeships is a GMLPF funded training programme for 16 to 18 year olds. It provides the skills that boost their chances of getting an apprenticeship. Progress Sports are one of 12 GMLPF members who offer Key2Apprenticeships programmes. They specialise in courses leading to careers in sports and fitness instruction.