Local Great Yarmouth Sport

The local league championships continued with the doubles competition.

The fourth and final Todd & Turner Mugs competition of the winter at Gorleston Golf Club produced some fireworks with the scoring in the fourball better ball format.

AC Mill Lane U14s played the Comets on Sunday but unfortunately, it simply wasn’t meant to be.

Gorleston kept up the pressure on the top three and gained some revenge for defeat in Melford a month ago.

Runaway Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division leaders Newmarket Town avenged an excellent 2-0 victory by Great Yarmouth in the corresponding fixture at Newmarket by taking all three points in a 0-2 victory.


Acle United came away from Trafford Park with all three points following a 3-1 win in a confident display that saw Jordan Attree bag a brace and Ian Morgan a far-post header.

Acle United Ladies’ involvement in cup competitions ended on Sunday after a 4-2 defeat by Wymondham in the semi-final of the Norfolk Women’s Cup.

Acle Reserves lost out by a solitary goal in an eagerly-contested derby with Caister Reserves.

Browston Hall’s Men’s A now sit proudly at the top of the County League after comprehensively defeating Shotford on Saturday at Browston.

Hemsby had their longest away trip on Saturday as they travelled to face Redgate Rangers and once again had major changes with Russell Marriott, Ryan Hopper, Kristian Sutton and Mauro Cardoso all missing from last week.

Acle’s Mens A were given a sound beating away to Norfolk Bowling Club, losing 7-0, 101-64 and top spot in the league.


Great Yarmouth Town are planning for the future in a big way.

Martyn Sinclair

Sophie Mckinna of Great Yarmouth and District Athletics Club competed in her first outdoor competition of 2017.

United Kingdom

Gorleston parkrun is approaching its eighth birthday. With 10 runners taking part in the first event back in 2009, it has grown over the years and at the weekend had 306 participants.

Norfolk Ladies County Golf Association has introduced a new knockout competition for 2017.

Norfolk supermoto ace Lewis Cornish is used to long-haul trips around the world competing in various international events.

United States

The West Norfolk Open Gala held in King’s Lynn was an opportunity for Great Yarmouth Swimming Club to achieve a wide range of goals.

Gorleston Rangers’ 29th annual youth football tournament, in association with Specsavers Great Yarmouth and the Great Yarmouth Mercury, will be held at Ormiston Venture Academy, Gorleston on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16.

Matthew Gardner maintained his strong start to the season by winning the Norfolk PGA pro-am at Great Yarmouth & Caister.


Gorleston may have lost to two late goals at Mildenhall, but their destiny is still in their own hands.

Joel Watts

Tornados squeeze through in shield

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The long-awaited Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League Under 15 Shield semi-final was played and Gorleston Tornados and Long Stratton Reds produced a match worthy of any final.


Representatives of the Gorleston Tennis Club ladies’ team attended the Norwich City Tennis League’s annual meeting and presentation evening at Easton College.

The league championships started with the singles event. A strong entry saw some very competitive play.

Lowestoft and Yarmouth returned home from their basement battle with Ilford Wanderers with a well-deserved 12-12 draw.

West Norfolk

Hemsby travelled to face an in-form Fakenham Reserves on Saturday and having vital players unavailable for various reasons wasn’t the best preparation to play against one of the best teams in the league.

Gorleston kept up the pressure on the top two with a good three points at struggling Clacton on Saturday.

Connor Ingram

A trip to Sprowston was in store for Acle Reserves, who defeated fellow strugglers, Sprowston Athletic on Saturday.

Harleston Town completed the double over Acle after an impressive second half display saw the visitors run out comfortable 5-0 winners on Saturday.

Harleston Town

Friday night football at Mundford Road proved a success for Thetford with a decent crowd for a battle for sixth place with the Bloaters ending in a 1-1 draw.

Mitch Forbes

The long-awaited Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League Under 15 Shield semi-final was played and Gorleston Tornados and Long Stratton Reds produced a match worthy of any final.


Acle United Ladies climbed to fifth in the league after a 4-3 victory over Brentwood to keep their promotion aspirations to the FAWPL on track.

Harleston Town

AC Mill Lane under 14s were very unlucky against Harleston on Sunday.

Browston Hall Ladies now boast Golden Girls, the fours team who travelled to Norwich and won their National Fours match against Dereham 21-16. They now play Shotford in the next round on April 2.


At home to Woodlands, who were one place above them in the league, Acle Indoor Bowls Club’s Men’s B were looking to continue their recent winning run.

A total of 313 runners met for their weekly parkrun at Gorleston Cliffs.

Sophie and Tyler take leading awards

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

Sophie McKinna

Following success at the Scottish Masters Athletic Championship in Glasgow, Kevin Burgess from Hemsby, who runs for Great Yarmouth AC, travelled to Lee Valley to compete in the British Masters Championship.


Gorleston’s Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title dream suffered a huge setback in Suffolk last night.

Kyle Baker served up a double as Gorleston warmed up for their crunch trip to leaders Mildenhall with an away win.

Alex Vincent

Harleston Town put in the perfect preparation for their Norfolk Senior Cup challenge this week with a 5-0 win at Sterry Cup champions Acle United.

Harleston Town

Great Yarmouth and Thetford had to settle for a share of the spoils after a 1-1 draw at Mundford Road last night.


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 – kicks off its 2017 season in style.


Great Yarmouth Swimming Club took part in the annual Norfolk County Relay gala on Saturday at the UEA Sports Park. .

Great Yarmouth

Gorleston suffered their first home league defeat of the season against a stubborn Brantham on a frustrating night at Emerald Park.

Joel Watts

Despite finishing with superior numbers Broadland could not hold onto a late lead and secure a victory when beaten 14-7 by Norwich Medics.


When Liam Walsh takes to the ring to contest the world boxing title it will be the fulfilment of a life long dream.


Penny Platten and Rosemary Woodhouse began a great week last Wednesday as Penny recorded nett 71 to win the March Medal, with Rosemary third.

Acle Ladies closed the gap on the teams above them after a 2-1 victory against third-placed Dunstable at The FDC Flegg on Sunday.

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In the Great Yarmouth Sunday League, AC Mill Lane made it to the final of the Division One League Cup by winning 5-1 at The Wheelwrights with Ellis, Long and Gardiner getting on the scoresheet.

The Bloaters were decimated for their high profile game against title contenders Felixstowe & Walton on Saturday.

Mitch Forbes

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