Campbelltown to play role in world arm wrestling record attempt

Battery World's Steve Steele and Barry Keanon from Soldier On prepare for an arm wrestle fight.
Battery World's Steve Steele and Barry Keanon from Soldier On prepare for an arm wrestle fight.

Do you love an old-fashioned arm wrestle contest?

Macarthur residents will have the chance to flex their muscles when Campbelltown Battery World hosts an arm wrestling competition on Friday, November 9.

The event will be held as part of an attempt to set an arm wrestling world record and raise funds for charity organisation Solider On.

Soldier On provides support to service personnel and their families across all of Australia’s defence forces.

Campbelltown Battery World owner Ian Powell said residents could arm wrestle him or fellow staff members on November 9.

Mr Powell said everyone was welcome to participate for a gold coin donation.

“It’s something a little different but I have no real arm wrestling experience,” he said.

“It should be a lot of fun and everyone can give it a shot.”

Mr Powell said his business was proud to be involved in the world record attempt.

“Battery World chooses a new charity group to support every two years and we’ve jumped on board with Soldier On,” he said.

“Solider On doesn’t get the support they need so we will give a concerted effort to get behind them.”

Solider On’s national fundraiser director Barry Kenyon said no-one had ever set an arm wrestle world record.

“What makes this event special is Soldier On is about keeping defence families together by being stronger together as a community,” he said.

“The arm wrestle challenge is called Stronger Together because families of service personnel can experience significant stress so supporting the entire family is integral to the well-being of all concerned.”

The Stronger Together event will begin at Campbelltown Battery World at 7.30am on Friday, November 9.

The store is located at 7/8 Hollylea Road, Leumeah.

Details: Campbelltown Battery World on 4626 1104.