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Scores of young players at Cromer Youth football tournament

PUBLISHED: 14:29 11 July 2011

Action from the Cromer Youth annual football tournament at Knapton.Picture: James Bass

Action from the Cromer Youth annual football tournament at Knapton.Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

Ninety youth football teams headed to North Norfolk for a major tournament at the weekend - with youngsters also doing some of the refereeing.

The annual Cromer Youth tournament was held at the Madra ground in Knapton as the club continues its quest for a base in its home town.

Fifty teams attended on the Saturday and 40 on Sunday from under-7 to under-15s, and including under-11 girls.

They came from as afar afield as King’s Lynn, Hemsby and Norwich. The under 7s and 8s played non-competitive games, while the rest worked their way through qualifying leagues through to finals.

Club vice-chairman Barry Foulser said it was a fantastic weekend of football, which was also a major money-raiser for the club - generating about £2,000, through entry fees, a raffle and programme advertising towards running costs such as pitch hire.

“We also had nine youth referees after seeing a press story about Y10 pupils at Reepham high passing their refereeing examinations. We invited them along and it was great experience for them too.”

On the Sunday prizes were presented by MP Norman Lamb and Cromer county councillor Hilary Thompson.

WINNERS

Under 9's - Blofield United, (runners up East Coast Blue)

Under 10's - Thorpe Rovers (East Coast M)

Under 11's - The Woottons B (The Woottons A)

Under 11 Girls - Sprowston Lasses B (Cromer Jets)

Under 12's - East Coast B (East Coast A)

Under 13's - AC Norman (Inter Norman)

Under 14's - Hellesdon Lions (North Walsham B)

Under 15's - East Coast (Cromer A)


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