Kurri Kurri Bulldogs sets unofficial record of 429 people in beanies in one place

Kurri Kurri Bulldogs are waiting for confirmation that they have set a new world record.

Bullgogs favourite on Mark Hughes and 428 other supporters gathered on the Kurri Kurri Sportsground for the official count which will be submitted to Guinness World Records for official confirmation.

The Bulldogs faithful stuck to the task despite their team losing as the count was conducted at the end of the first grade grade game.

The atmosphere quickly turned into a celebration of everything great about footy and the magnificent fundraising efforts by the Mark Hughes Foundation to assist brain cancer research, which have now topped $2 million through the Beanies for Brain Cancer campaign alone.

Bulldogs treasurer Angie Peterkin, who organised the day, said the response from the Kurri community and Lakes United fans to wear their beanies had been fantastic.

The official count we took was 429 people, but a lot of people slipped by our counters so  it could have been closer to 500.

Earlier in the day Hughes said it meant a lot to him to see the support the Mark Hughes Foundation was receiving via the Kurri Old Boys and Kurri Rugby League Club.


MHF Beanie Week is June 19-23, so pick a date during that week to host your beanie day. Or, you can choose anytime in June that suits you and your guests. Register your Beanie Day online here and and help raise funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation to fight against brain cancer.


Did you buy a beanie or organise a Beanie Day  to fundraise for the Mark Hughes Foundation? Send your photos to jessica.brown@fairfaxmedia.com.au