Weekend a big hit for Hemsby FC

Hemsby FC hosted their eighth annual football tournament over the weekend.

The Hornets, as the youth section of the club is known, were overwhelmed with the response from teams entering 10 age goups.

The U7, U9, U11, U13 and U15 sides played on Saturday with the U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 teams competing on Sunday.

The tournament was a great success with lots of feedback received from participating clubs who commented on the smooth running of the event. In many cases e-mails said that it was by far the best tournament teams had been to, which Hemsby FC felt made the organisation all the more worthwhile.

These events help raise funds for the club and enable it to offer affordable football to local adults and children for a total fee of �40 a year, and Hemsby FC are always looking to welcome new players.

The tournament committee worked extra hard and went the extra mile this year to make the event extra special for the teams. They expressed their deepest thanks to tournament sponsors The Gardline Group, Norfolk Homes and Xplosive Entertainments.

Trophies were supplied by TR Domestics. Trophy sponsores were: U16 Wrights DIY of Gorleston; U15 Light House Inn, Walcott and MB’s Leisure, Hemsby; U14 Carousel Amusements and Crystal Palace Amusements, Newport and Lost World Adventure Golf, Hemsby; U13 Windmill Pub, Great Yarmouth and Spar Shop, Hemsby; U12 The Merrivale Model Village, Great Yarmouth and Moments Restaurant, Scratby; U11 California Sands Cup and Seadell Shops and Holiday Accomodation; Hemsby, U10 Haines Watts Chartered Accountants and Oasis Amusements, Hemsby; U9 Hemsby Post Office and Hemsby Sports & Social Club; U8 Sunnyside Amusements, Sea Palling and Grand Bingo, Caister; U7 Dybles Garage and JAG Carpentry.

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Over the weekend several organisations joined in, such as Sidegate Motors who displayed their new range of Peugeots.

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The referees earned special praise for the smooth running of such a large event which finished on schedule both days without any major problems.

The tournament organiser David Lonergan said thank you to the committee members and all the volunteers who helped over the long weekend with refreshments, barbecue, pitch organisation and scores tent. Without their support the tournament would not have been possible.


U7: All teams were winners and everyone got the opportunity to play everyone else. Players recieved a medal and jelly babies.

U8: All teams were winners and everyone got the opportunity to play everyone else. Players recieved a medal and jelly babies.

U9: Blundeston Magpies 2, Taverham Lions 1.

U10: Thorpe Rovers 2, Waveney Youth B 0.

U11: Taverham Tigers 1, Taverham Leopards 0.

U12: Waveney Tigers 1, Waveney Reds 1 (aet 5-4 on pens).

U13: Hemsby Hornets Wasps 1, Mutford Blacks 0.

U14: Woodston Dynamos 1, Old Catton Tigers 0.

U15: Norwich Reds 3, Thorpe Rovers A 0.

U16: Gorleston Rangers 4, Gorleston FC C 0.