Vikings victorious

North Walsham Vikings emerged victorious at the Southwold Beach Rugby tournament last Saturday.The tournament, now in its seventh season and organised by Southwold Rugby Club, is believed to be one of the largest participation beach tournaments in the country, attracting 26 men's and 17 women's teams.

North Walsham Vikings emerged victorious at the Southwold Beach Rugby tournament last Saturday.

The tournament, now in its seventh season and organised by Southwold Rugby Club, is believed to be one of the largest participation beach tournaments in the country, attracting 26 men's and 17 women's teams.

Walsham entered two teams, Vikings I and Vikings II, and both progressed to the semi-finals where Vikings I beat their club-mates to make the final, in which they beat Aesculapians from Henley with a single score by

Lee Sandberg.

Coach Tim Malone said: “Although this is essentially a fun event, it was a really worthwhile exercise to take the guys to Southwold.

“This is becoming a really well- organised event, attracting some good sides, and we are delighted with the win. However, more important to myself and my fellow coaches was the opportunity it provided for players of all abilities, established and new recruits to the club, to spend time together and build a real team spirit.

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“There is only so much you can do on the training paddock and this weekend has helped to

take the pre-season training to a new level.”