Gorleston Rangers Tournament 2016
Gorleston Rangers FC 28th Annual Youth Football Tournament
In association with Specsavers, Great Yarmouth
Media Partners Great Yarmouth Mercury
The tournament was held over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July 2016 at Ormiston Venture Academy, Oriel Avenue, Gorleston.
Two hundred and thirty one teams entered from as far away as Irchester, Kettering, Peterborough, Clacton, Colchester, Ipswich, Kings Lynn and Thetford, as well as places closer to home like Norwich, Beccles, Lowestoft, Hemsby and Great Yarmouth.
The tournament was once again a great success with 125 teams battling it out on 16 pitches on Saturday and 106 teams battling it out on 14 pitches on Sunday Over 1,600 boys and girls participated in over 800 matches over the weekend.
The Club are very grateful to Jamie and Darren from Norfolk Hire Limited for picking up the 5 a side goals and equipment and transporting to the venue, as well as the use of a truck over the week end.
The Club would like to go on record to thank Leigh Drury, Ormiston Venture Academy site manager and his team for their assistance over the weekend to ensure that the event ran smoothly. Also, thanks to Matthew Head referee liaison officer for his assistance in allocating the referees to the matches and Dean Chilvers and Graham Gibbins for recording the scores over the two days.
Special thanks to Paul Clements for once again for sending us a couple of rubbish skips free of charge. This was greatly appreciated.
Our committee members, parents, friends, managers and families that manned the BBQ and drinks stall all did a sterling job.
The club is very grateful to its individual team managers, committee members, friends, parents, associates, referees, St. John Ambulance, Ormiston Venture Academy, Specsavers, Great Yarmouth, trophy sponsors, Great Yarmouth Mercury and programme advertisers for their support in making the tournament possible and the great success it was.
A special thank you for the continued support from the clubs that enter our tournament each year, with many travelling over 100 miles to play. Hopefully we will see you all again next year.
Thanks to our main tournament sponsor Specsavers, Great Yarmouth, logistics partners Norfolk Hire Limited, media partners The Great Yarmouth Mercury and our trophy sponsors:-
Under 7 (pre-season) – Norfolk Hire Limited
Under 7 – Norfolk Hire Limited
Under 8 - Darby & Liffen
Under 9 – Jay Jays @ The Beach Cafe
Under 10 - Terry Moore Carpets
Under 11 - Brewers Chip Saloon
Under 12 - 3Sun Group.
Under 13 - Frankie & Benny’s
Under 14 – Breydon Flooring Limited
Under 15 – Dimascio Ice Cream
Under 16 - Great Yarmouth Lions Club
This year’s results were as follows:
Under 7 – Kirkley & Pakefield Dukes 2-- Swanton Morley 0
Under 8 – Gorleston Rangers Hawks 1 Waveney Thundercats 0
Under 9 - Gorleston Rangers Eagles 2 Ipswich Valley Rangers 0
Under 10 - Eight Ash Green 1 (2 pens) Dereham Town 1 (0 pens)
Under 11 - Taverham Youth 1 (9 pens) Firside Athletic 1 (8 pens)
Under 12 - Ipswich Valley Rangers 3 Old Catton JFC 2
Under 13 - Drayton Jets 3 Gorleston Rangers Eagles 0
Under 14 - Firside Athletic 3 Beccles Town Hornets 1
Under 15 - Drayton Youth 2 Sprowston Youth 0
Under 16 - Old Catton JFC 3 Shrublands JFC 2
The Club is looking to expand next season and will be offering opportunities for both boys and girls who wish to play football. For further information and details on how to join Gorleston Rangers FC, contact either Club Chairman Chris Dunne on 01493 601256 or Club Secretary Graham Gibbins on 01502 730923.
We are also recruiting for our mini hoops groups on a Wednesday evening: Group 1 Under 4 & 5 (reception year and year 1) 5-30 to 6-30pm and Group 2 under 5 & 6 ( school year 1 and 2), held at Wroughton Junior School, Burgh Road, Gorleston and our girls’ under 6 to 10 group which trains on a Friday evening 6 to 7pm on Gorleston Recreation Ground.
We are currently looking to recruit some more club managers and coaches to run some new teams. The Club will pay for all coaching courses, e.g. National FA coaching courses - level 1, level 2, youth modules, CRB checks etc.
For further information and details on how to join Gorleston Rangers FC, contact either Club Chairman Chris Dunne on 01493 601256 or Club Secretary Graham Gibbins on 01502 730923.
U6's , U7's & U8's receiving participation medals
Gorleston FC Hurricanes U6
Gorleston FC Tornado's U6
Gorleston Rangers Eagles U6
Gorleston Rangers Osprey U6
Hembsy FC U6
Waveney Thundercats U6
Yarmouth FC Bloaters U6
Beccles Bees U7
Beccles Dragonflies FC U7
Costessey Falcons U7
FC Bradwell U7
Gorleston FC Hurricanes U7
Gorleston FC Tornados U7
Gorleston Rangers Eagles U7
Gorleston Rangers FC Hawks U7
Gorleston Rangers FC U7
Gorleston Rangers Kestrels U7
Gorleston Rangers Lads U7
Great Yarmouth FC U7
Kirkley & Pakefield Crusaders U7
Kirkley & Pakefield Monarchs U7
Kirkley & Pakefield FC Conquerors U7
Loddon Grasshopper Jets U7
Loddon Grasshoppers U7
Old Catton U7
Ormesby Lions FC U7
Ormesby Tigers FC U7
Phoenix FC U7
Sprowston Lads U7
Sprowston Town FC U7
Sprowston Utd U7
Stoke Utd FC U7
Swanton Morley Swans U7
Taverham Utd U7
Thorpe Rovers FC U7
Burnt Hill FC Players U8
Burton FC U8
Caister FC Centurions U8
Caistor Roma FC U8
Cotessey Red & Blacks U8
FC Bradwell England U8
Firside Athletic FC U8
Gorleston Rangers Falcons U8
Gorleston Rangers Harriers FC U8
Helldeson Youth FC U8
Horsford Youth FC U8
Kirkley & Pakefield Cavaliers U8
Kirkley & Pakefield Conquerors U8
Kirkley & Pakefield Dragons U8
Kirkley & Pakefield Knights U8
Kirkley & Pakefield Royals U8
Kirkley & Pakefield U8
Martham FC U8
Norman Wanderers U8
Old Catton Pumas U8
Ormsby Lads FC U8
Thorpe Rovers FC U8
Waveney FC Tigers FC
Waveney Jaguars U8
Wymondham Town FC Hawks U8
Yarmouth FC Boys U8