28 OCT, 2019


We are still pinching ourselves after officially achieving a Guinness World Record™ for the largest soccer lesson of all time! The announcement kicked off with a bang, literally, as smoke jets and confetti cannons showered the stage.

Despite some very challenging weather conditions, Melbourne’s West came out in droves for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of history and break a world record.


With a total of 835 participants, Woodlea smashed the previous record by 130 people.


Our official adjudicator, Solvej Malouf was in attendance to oversee strict record guidelines, required to verify the success of the record attempt.


Among an exhaustive list of guidelines, the lesson had to last a minimum of 30 minutes, it was required of each participant to wear the appropriate outfit and play to the best of their ability, in a restricted area with entrances and exits clearly marked and controlled.


Soccer superstars Kyah Simon and Kevin Muscat taught a number of their favourite soccer skills for everyone to follow while Michael Zappone took centre stage as the Master of Ceremonies.

Woodlea is all about creating a community that encourages families to lead an active, healthy lifestyle and the world record forms part of our long-term commitment to becoming Australia’s healthiest community.


Thanking our wonderful community of friends, families and countless clubs for their participation, as well as our event partners Tour of Hope and The City of Melton for their contribution in making the event a massive success.


Finally, thanks to each and every one of the 835 people who participated, we couldn’t have done it without you! It was great to see our Woodlea community come together with so much passion, drive, commitment and care from everyone involved.


Stay tuned for more exciting community events and info coming soon on Woodlea’s commitment to soccer and creating Australia’s healthiest community!