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Losing 8-2 at Newmarket has already been forgotten about by Gorleston boss Ricci Butler as he looks to get his team back on track when they host Ipswich Wanderers today.

Premier Division

The International Arena at Potters Resort in Hopton-on-Sea came alive when a couple of coach-loads of supporters turned up to cheer on their club-mates, James Rippey and Tony Webb, from Chelmsford and Hitchin respectively.


The Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championship gets under way at Potters Resort in Hopton today, bringing the top competitors of the sport to the region.


Alfie Hewett will make his Australian Open debut later this month.

Nicolas Peifer

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler believes his players are going to have to put their emotions to one side when they take on Coleshill Town in the FA Vase fourth round proper this afternoon.

Ricci Butler has told his Gorleston team to aim for new milestones in 2017.

Premier Division

One of Norfolk’s biggest footballing rivalries attracted a stunning Boxing Day crowd of 807 – the biggest at The Wellesley for more than 25 years – but the only figure that mattered to Gorleston boss Ricci Butler was the number of points his team took away.

Martyn Sinclair

Great Yarmouth Town are well on their way to achieving their points target for the season – and will be hoping for a contribution from their great rivals Gorleston on Boxing Day.

Martyn Sinclair

Boxing Day already promises to be something special at The Wellesley – and coastal rivals Great Yarmouth Town and Gorleston will be aiming to add to the sense of occasion this afternoon.

Premier Division

High-flying Gorleston are not among the four Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League clubs to have applied for promotion to step four of the non-league pyramid.

Premier Division

Jessica-Jane Applegate set a new para-swimming world record at the weekend.

Jessica-Jane Applegate

Basildon United have forfeited their FA Vase tie against Gorleston, which was abandoned on Saturday due to the death of a spectator.

Ricci Butler

Missing out on the Olympics may have proved painful for Sophie McKinna – but the Norfolk shot putter is setting her sights high for 2017.

Sophie McKinna

Great Yarmouth kept pace with the top three in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division but had to work hard for their 2-0 win at bottom-of-the-table Clacton.

Adam Mason

Alfie Hewett’s magnificent year is set to conclude with Cantley’s Rio Paralympics silver medallist unexpectedly making his debut at next week’s NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London.

Alfie Hewett

Great Yarmouth Basketball has taken another big step in its development.

Marina Centre

Norfolk swimming star Jessica-Jane Applegate has launched a crowd-funding appeal to try and save her competitive career after seeing her funding dramatically cut.

Jessica-Jane Applegate

Another eventful year in the life of Norfolk swimming star Jessica-Jane Applegate is finishing on a high, as the Paralympian sets her sights on recovering full fitness.

Jessica-Jane Applegate

A Great Yarmouth strongman has lifted his way to a bronze medal on the world stage.

United Kingdom

Norwich City or Lowestoft Town will host AFC Wimbledon in the first round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.

Norwich City

King’s Lynn Town and Gorleston have both been handed home ties in this afternoon’s draws for the next rounds of the FA Trophy and FA Vase.

The Greens

Keegan Middleton was the hero as Gorleston Town secured their place in the FA Vase third round thanks to a 2-1 win over Northampton Sileby Rangers.

Connor Deeks

Scoring his first Aviva Premiership try against English and European champions Saracens looks to have given George Catchpole’s career a welcome kick-start.


Great Yarmouth Town joint boss Adam Mason believes the club’s triple signing this week shows the Bloaters’ ambition to keep moving forward.

Martyn Sinclair

Monday’s draw for the second round of the Buildbase FA Vase will feature at least one Norfolk team – as Thetford and Great Yarmouth face each other this afternoon.

Adam Mason

Frankie Dettori has been the darling of Great Yarmouth racecourse for many years and fittingly closed the 2016 season there with a stunning 53/1 double yesterday.


Gorleston FC has confirmed that its Thurlow Nunn League fixture with Thetford at Emerald Park tonight has been postponed.

Thurlow Nunn League

Norwich City and Lowestoft will face each other in the final qualifying round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.


Gorleston head to Brantham looking to defend the Premier Division’s last remaining unbeaten record today – but will be without top scorer Connor Ingram, who is set for a trial at Ipswich Town.

Premier Division

A familiar face was on hand to cut to ribbon of a new football pitch at Flegg High School on Wednesday.

Flegg High School

A sailing festival was the perfect end to Horning Sailing Club’s training season.

United Kingdom

Thetford Town and Great Yarmouth Town will lock horns in the next round of the FA Vase.

The Greens

A host of the area’s clubs will be looking to see off county rivals in order to progress in a national competition.


Norfolk youngster Alfie Hewett will return home from the Paralympics with two silver medals after suffering a second wheelchair tennis final defeat in the space of two days.

Nicolas Peifer

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett had to settle for a silver medal after suffering defeat in the final of the men’s wheelchair tennis tournament at the Rio Paralympics.

Nicolas Peifer

Great Britain’s Bethany Firth, who has already won two golds in Brazil, added a silver to her collection last night.

Jessica-Jane Applegate

Jessica-Jane Applegate won the third Paralympic medal of her young life – but was still disappointed after losing her S14 women’s 200m freestyle title to British team-mate Bethany Firth.

Jessica-Jane Applegate

Swimming star Jessica-Jane Applegate won a Paralympic bronze medal last night after an exciting S14 100m backstroke race.

Jessica-Jane Applegate

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid have already made their country proud this year – they are not finished yet though.

Nicolas Peifer

Jessica-Jane Applegate insists it will be business as usual despite harbouring her own fears about the crisis-hit Paralympics.

Jessica-Jane Applegate

Illness checked George Catchpole’s progress with Leicester Tigers last season – but the Norfolk youngster is determined to make up for lost time.


The players of Fakenham Town have another chance to secure their Clipbush Park future as Wayne Anderson prepares to wield the axe.

Kyle Plumb

Gorleston continued their impressive start to the Premier Division season by beating Walsham-le-Willows 2-0.

Premier Division

A First Division derby is the pick of the night’s games in the Eastern Counties League.


The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout

Wroxham, Dereham Town and Norwich United will be aiming to ensure Norfolk enjoys a far happier FA Cup return this afternoon.

Damian Hilton

Great Yarmouth Town have their own Norfolk-Suffolk rivalry to sort out this afternoon when the Bloaters head to Ipswich Wanderers looking for their second win of the season.

Thetford Town

Brooke kept their championship charge on track by ensuring Sprowston’s challenge continues to go off the rails.

Barton Wanderers

It was a case of slim pickings for Norfolk sides with just two wins to cheer up supporters.

Joel Watts

Middle-order resistance gave Norfolk something to build on going into the second day of their final match of the season.

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