Oswestry Rugby Club is teaming up with a Gobowen-based children’s charity in an attempt to break a world record this weekend.

The rugby club is joining forces with The Movement Centre to attempt a Guinness World Record for the Largest Rugby Union Lesson.

Currently held by Tokai University Rugby Football Club in Japan, the record stands at 602 participants in a lesson.

Oswestry Rugby Club is hoping to double that number, with a target of more than 1,200 participants.

The Guinness World Record attempt will take place on Sunday, October 20 at Oswestry Rugby Club’s Rugby Minis Festival, being held on Oswestry Showground.

The club is calling on members of the public to get involved.

There will be a special appearance on the day from Shropshire-born England rugby player, Kai Owen, and the session will be taken by ex-Wales player Alex Murphy.

Warren Howell, chairman at Oswestry Rugby Club said he believes the world record attempt will help to encourage people to take up sport.

He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in and we are urging local businesses and the public to get behind us and help us break the current record.

“It will be a great day, at our family friendly club. This exciting event will also promote health and fitness in young people and families, with all participants getting active for the lesson.”

To take part, participants need to arrive at Oswestry Showground by 12noon on Sunday, October 20.

The event will also raise funds for The Movement Centre, that supports children with movement disabilities to reach their full potential, and volunteers will be who collecting donations from participants and spectators on the day.

Curtis Langley, fundraising and marketing officer at The Movement Centre said: “We are delighted to be a part of this fantastic event and are really excited that there may be a new world record holder in Oswestry.

“This is a really special event for the town so it would be great to see as many people as possible joining us on the day.”

For more information about the event contact Oswestry Rugby Club through their Facebook page.