Gorleston Rangers Summer Tournament 2017 Report
The tournament was held over the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017 at Ormiston Venture Academy, Oriel Avenue, Gorleston.
Two hundred and thirty two teams entered from as far away as Irchester, Kettering, Peterborough, Colchester, Ipswich, Kings Lynn and Thetford, as well as places closer to home like Norwich, Beccles, Lowestoft, Ormesby and Great Yarmouth.
The tournament was once again a great success with 102 teams battling it out on 15 pitches on Saturday and 130 teams battling it out on 16 pitches on Sunday Over 1,600 boys and girls participated in over 800 matches over the weekend.
The weekend results were as follows:
Under 7 - Gorleston Rangers Eagles 1 Horsford Youth 0 (aet) Trophies kindly sponsored by Evans & Johns Heating & Plumbing Ltd
Under 8 - Old Catton Lions 4 Holland Ajax 0 Trophies kindly sponsored by Norfolk Hire Ltd
Under 9 - Gorleston Rangers Harriers 6 Gorleston Rangers Ospreys 0 (aet) Trophies kindly sponsored by Darby & Liffen
Under 10 - Gorleston Rangers Eagles 3 Horsford Youth 1 (aet) Trophies kindly sponsored by Lovewell Blake LLP
Under 11 - Aylsham City 0 Aylsham United 2 Trophies kindly sponsored by Brewers Chip Saloon, Market Place, Great Yarmouth
Under 12 - Norman Wanderers Yellows 0 Norman Wanderers Blues 2 Trophies kindly sponsored by Terry Moore Carpets
Under 12 Girls - Costessey Girls 1 Gorleston Rangers Belles 0 Trophies kindly sponsored by Great Yarmouth Lions Club
Under 13 - Gorleston Rangers Falcons 3 Ipswich Valley Rangers 1 Trophies kindly sponsored by 3sun Group
Under 14 - Taverham Youth 3 Drayton Youth 1 Trophies kindly sponsored by Specsavers, Great Yarmouth
Under 15 - Firside Blues 2 Felixstowe & Walton 1 (aet) Trophies kindly sponsored by Dimascio Ice Cream
Under 16 - Fakenham Town 2 Bohemians JFC 0 Trophies kindly sponsored by Moughton Engineering Limited
All of the under 7 and under 8 participants that didn’t reach the finals were presented with GRFC commemorative medals after they’d completed their matches. All of the teams that entered the under 7 (pre-seaon) festival were presented with GRFC commemorative medals after they’d completed their matches. No scores were recorded in this age group.
The Club are very grateful to Jamie and Darren from Norfolk Hire Limited for arranging for a truck to pick 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 assistant Simon for their assistance over the weekend to ensure that the event ran smoothly. .
Special thanks to Paul Clements for once again for supplying us with a rubbish skip free of charge. This was greatly appreciated.
Also, thanks to club photographer Jamie Read.
Our committee members, parents, friends, managers and families that manned the BBQ and drinks stall all once again did a sterling job. Thanks to Specsavers, Great Yarmouth for sponsoring their polo shirts.
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, Norfolk Hire Limited, trophy and medal 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) – Evans & Johns Heating & Plumbing Ltd
Under 7 – Great Yarmouth Lions Club
Under 8 – Norfolk Hire Limited
Under 9 – Darby & Liffen
Under 10 – Lovewell Blake LLP
Under 11 - Brewers Chip Saloon
Under 12 – Terry Moore Carpets.
Under 13 – 3sun Group
Under 14 – Specsavers, Great Yarmouth
Under 15 – Dimascio Ice Cream
Under 16 – Moughton Engineering Services
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 East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Gorleston and our girls’ under 6 to 10 group which trains on a Friday evening 6 to 7pm at East Norfolk Sixth Form College. During the summer months these groups train of the college field, before moving into the sports hall in September for the winter months..
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, referee’s instruction course, CRB checks etc. In particular we are looking for a manager for an under 7 and 8 team for the forthcoming 2017/18 season.
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 Team pictures
U7 Team Pictures
U8 ~Team Pictures