Burnley American football players in Guinness Book of Record feat

Burnley Tornados Amercan Football team take part in the 'Tank' pull in Townelely Park.'Photo Ben Parsons
Burnley Tornados Amercan Football team take part in the 'Tank' pull in Townelely Park.'Photo Ben Parsons

BURLY Burnley players from an American Football team donned their kit and pulled a “tank” round Towneley Park.

Six members of the Burnley Tornados Juniors pulled a Ka van for three miles without stopping, to earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records and raise much-needed funds for the club.

The presence in the car of larger-than-life player Tony “Tank” Edwards made the feat even more remarkable.

Club secretary Tracey Stewart said: “We started at Towneley gates and went up to the hall, turned round and back to the gates, back up to the hall and back again to the car park – just over three miles.”

The event was organsied by Scott Moore and Mark Ruge, the owner of team sponsor Furnimax.

Chairman Ivan Jackson said: “The event was well organised and beside raising the profile of the club we also raised money. The players worked hard on the day and at the same time had fun, something we promote within the club. Thanks should also go to the police officers who ensured the public and players were safe during the event.”

The club tries to provide playing kit and transport for the players without making parents pay all the time.

If any local businesses have any monies set aside to support local youth organisation then the Tornados would be very appreciative. They can be contacted at www.tornadosafc.com.

Tony “Tank” Edwards said: “The Burnley Tornados demonstrated the power of teamwork when aiming for a common goal.

“In essence their combined character has shown that people who work together will win, whether it be against opponents when playing American football, or the problems of modern society.”