The world’s largest scrum looks set to take place at Limerick Institute of Technology in the shadow of Thomond Park in memory of the late Anthony Foley.
Speaking in the promotion video below: The late Axel Foley's sister Rosie herself a former Ireland rugby international, said:
“The support since Anthony passed away has been amazing. The honours, the accolades that have been bestowed on him have been humbling to say the least. The scrum initiative, when I first heard of it, I thought this is just brilliant. This is really the way to go. Anthony went to Moylish, or LIT at the time, many years ago when he left St. Munchin’s (school). It would be great to have a Guinness world record with his name associated with it.”
A group of Sports Management students from LIT are bringing 2,000 people together (literally) to break the official Guinness World Record for the largest scrum ever.
The “Scrum for Axel”, which is supported by the Foley family, will take place in LIT's Moylish campus, adjacent to Thomond Park at noon on April 4th.
The event is also supported by Anthony’s club, Shannon RFC, by Thomond Park, by LIT and by current and former colleagues in Munster Rugby. Members of the public are encouraged to join in on the day.
LIT Sports Management student Robert Lewis explained how the event came about:
“The idea for the scrum came about shortly after Mr. Foley's passing as it seemed a fitting way to commemorate him and a way of raising money for charity.''
President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “This is a very special event for us. We’re proud to join with the Foley Family and Anthony’s former colleagues, his club and the broader community to remember him in this way. The energy of our students reflects Anthony’s drive and energy, and the very fact that this world record attempt exists is down to the regard that people of all ages, walks and creeds hold for him.
SPIN South West is proud to partner the 'Scrum For Axel' and keep and eye out for the SPINIS on the day!!