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Alfie Hewett will represent Great Britain in the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Italy next week.

Gordon Reid

A young table tennis star is taking part in a national championship.

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Norfolk’s under-18 men’s team have won the East Anglian Counties Championship for the first time since 2013.

Connor Ingram

Champion jockey Jim Crowley has four excellent chances to mark the start of Great Yarmouth’s 2017 racing season with a win this afternoon.


A mouth-watering combat event takes place at the Ocean Room, Gorleston on Sunday with the staging of Combat Night 101.


Acle United ended third placed Mulbarton Wanderers’ long unbeaten run with a 2-0 victory at Bridewell Lane on Saturday.

There were 49 first timers in the Easter weekend Gorleston Cliffs Parkrun, helping the event break its attendance record with a whopping 384 participants.

After five defeats in a row Gorleston bounced back to do the double over neighbours Great Yarmouth Town at Emerald Park on Monday.

Kyle Baker

Gorleston’s end of season slump continued on Saturday – but it was an improved performance on recent weeks.

Kyle Baker

Acle United moved into third position in the Anglian Combination Premier Division after beating local rivals Blofield United on Easter Monday.

Acle United Ladies completed the double over Royston Town with a 3-1 victory to keep their title and promotion ambitions to the FAWPL firmly on track.

Great Yarmouth Cycling Club’s annual Good Friday 10 mile time trial had a good turnout, with 129 riders meeting at the headquarters in Wortwell for an 8am start.

Spencer’s Sports Bar in Great Yarmouth is staging a special snooker exhibition night on Saturday, May 6 with the seven times world champion and snooker legend Stephen Hendry.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you their 2017 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix review.


Hemsby travelled to face bottom side Loddon Reserves on Bank Holiday Monday and suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat.

Easter Sunday saw Hoveton Little Broad open for the first time this season, with a fresh north westerly breeze keeping Horning Sailing Club competitors busy and plenty of action.

Local bragging rights will be up for grabs on the east coast on Monday as Great Yarmouth Town head to rivals Gorleston with more than a strong gust of wind in their sails.

Gorleston Ladies beat Long Stratton Ladies 8-0 to secure the NWGFL Division Two title and back-to-back promotions.

Acle Indoor Bowls Club’s Men’s A team won the league on the last end of the final rink.

Gorleston Reserves are in action at Emerald Park tomorrow when bottom side Horsford United Reserves, who have a -183 goal difference, are the visitors (2.30pm).

Sean Perfect

Hemsby welcomed Beccles Caxton to Waters Lane for the final home game of this season and with both teams knowing there was nothing on the result, it really felt like an end of season game. Following Hemsby’s excellent win away in the reverse fixture, it was felt that Caxton would come looking for revenge and they have also had some excellent results against the top four teams.

Acle United took all three points from their match at bottom side Cromer Town, with man-of-the-match Aaron Sanders hitting a hat-trick.

Diss Cycling Club’s first 10-mile time trial of the season saw a large number of riders attend. The 40 spaces available were soon filled up, and some riders were turned away but fortunately five Great Yarmouth Cycling Club riders were able to compete.

With a depleted squad and in sweltering conditions it’s fair to say the Bloaters did not live up to their away form this season at the Unwin Ground on Saturday.


Close rivals Pentney arrived at Browston Hall for a crunch fixture at the top of the league.


A hard-fought victory over Royston Town saw Acle United Ladies extend their winning league run to six games.

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An impressive total of 300 parkrunners descended on Gorleston Cliffs at the weekend to enjoy a real taste of summer, with the seafront bathed in sunshine.


Great Yarmouth-Broadland II hosted Beccles II in their final league game of the season and recorded an emphatic win.

The Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon has been held at the end of November for several years and had the reputation for having poor weather.


Gorleston suffered their fourth defeat in a row, with their end of season form threatening to take the gloss off what has been a fine season.

Joel Watts

It was the turn of the Under-11 and Under-12 teams in the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League to enjoy a sun-drenched finals day at Emerald Park.

The second coastal derby of the season takes place at Emerald Park on Easter Monday (3pm) - with Great Yarmouth Town aiming to set the record straight after a painful defeat earlier in the campaign.

A short excursion along the coast for the seventh staging of the annual Lowestoft Promenade Five Miler saw 11 members of Great Yarmouth Road Runners in action.

Acle United Reserves welcomed Poringland Wanderers looking to extend the gap between themselves and the teams at the foot of the table, but suffered a 4-0 defeat.

How do you fancy making Good Friday just that little bit more special? It will mark another return to his old hunting ground for former Canaries hitman Chris Martin for a Fulham side still hoping to barge their way into the end-of-season play-offs.

Two members of Great Yarmouth & District Athletic Club travelled north to participate in the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon.


Gorleston Reserves had a surprise goalless draw at Bungay Reserves but remain top of the league on goal difference.

Cup football once again dominated the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League last weekend as four teams at Under-7 and Under-8 made it through to finals day on April 30 in the last of the semi-finals.

Acle United returned from Suffolk with all three points in an entertaining match that saw them beat Waveney 3-2.

After a difficult week for everyone connected with Great Yarmouth Town, following the sudden death of treasurer Brian Smith, the Bloaters travelled to Suffolk to face an in-form Walsham-le-Willows.

Mitch Forbes

After last week’s valiant effort the Reserves had another tough game as they entertained Wells Town at Bridewell Lane.

Gorleston’s longest trip of the season proved fruitless as they suffered their third away defeat in a row.

Aaron Taylor

With the season proper nearly upon us, Gorleston Golf Club member Marion Anderson was able to celebrate an early trophy success with victory in the King George Cup.

Bungay Black Dog Running Club hosted their annual festival of running at the weekend and with a 10k and a half and a full marathon to choose from it was good to see 14 members of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners team participating across all three events.

Acle United Ladies moved into fourth place in the league and kept their title hopes alive after defeating Histon 2-1 at Bridewell Lane.

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Eleven-year-old Finley Brown of Ludham Snooker Club has become the national U16 billiards champion after winning the event, which this year was hosted by King’s Lynn Malting’s Q Club.

Despite there being several regulars missing due to marathon season starting, the Gorleston Cliffs Parkrun still had an impressive 302 finishers.

Browston Hall Men’s A team lost to Woodlands by 88 shots to 56 but if they beat Pentney on Saturday they will stand a good chance of promotion.


The annual meeting and awards night of the Great Yarmouth and District Athletic Club was held at the Kings Centre.

Sophie McKinna

Gorleston Ladies took on Long Stratton Ladies knowing a win would secure the NWGFL Division Two title and back-to-back promotions.

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