• Photo of the Week Photo of the week

    Photo(s) of the Week: World Record Attempt


This week saw a world record attempt at Showground Field in Moore Park – the furthest successful basketball goal.

But with a twist!


World record attempt - Moore Park

The attempt was to be from a height of around 70 metres above!


Basketball World Record Attempt 2

A lonely looking basketball backboard and hoop was set up down below…


NBA2K13 World Record Attempt

Up in the crane the balls were set on their way…


Basketball World Record Attempt 3

Down came the ball…and what was the outcome?


NBA2K13 World Record Attempt

Nope, that’ll be a fresh air shot…


One of the participants was renowned basketballer, Steve Carfino, who sent out an optimistic tweet…


Steve Carfino

A confident start…


NBA2K13 World Record Attempt

Steve Carfino takes his turn…


NBA2K13 World Record Attempt

Away goes Steve’s shot…


…which came close, very close…but, as they say: “close, but no cigar”. Although, seeing the hoop from the perspective of this last photo, I don’t think there’s too much to be ashamed of!

So unfortunately for the participants, no world record. For us, however, it was another one of those unexpected and quirky activities that often occur in the Parklands that continually make an interesting and engaging part of our city!



Tagged with:

Similar Articles

  • Photo of the week
    Photos of the week: Pond Perfection

    The sunny days of the past week have set the scene for some stunning landscape photographs, especially when it comes to the ponds across the Parklands! For this week’s Friday Favs, we highlight some of your best snaps of the iconic water features that sustain life and contribute to the beauty of Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens […]

  • Photo of the week
    Photos of the Week: The Life of Birds

    With more than 124 native and 18 introduced species of land and water birds, Centennial Parklands is truly a birdwatchers’ (or twitchers’) paradise!  This week’s Friday Favs celebrates all of your great photos of the birds that call the Parklands home, including some of their most intimate moments. To join in the fun, simply share your snaps and special […]

  • Photo of the week
    Photos of the Week: Best of ‘Share the Park’

    Over the past month you have submitted hundreds of great entries into our ‘Share the Park’ photo competition. Now that the the competition is closed (and the winner soon to be announced), the only thing left to do is celebrate some of our favourite entries! From the evocative and arty, to the beautiful, to the just plain funny, we […]

  • Photo of the week
    Photos of the Week: Family Easter fun in Centennial Park!

    Earlier this week we shared photos from our annual Easter event, the Great CP Egg Hunt, so for this week’s Friday Favs we thought we would share yours! With thousands taking part of the Egg Hunt over the Saturday and Sunday, there were so many great photos to choose from! Here are our top eight photos from the weekend.