Gorleston Rangers 30th Annual Youth Football Tournament
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July 2018
The tournament was held over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July 2018 at Ormiston Venture Academy, Oriel Avenue, Gorleston.
Two hundred and nineteen teams entered from as far away as Milton Keynes, 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 98 teams battling it out on 14 pitches on Saturday and 121 teams battling it out on 16 pitches on Sunday Over 1,500 boys and girls participated in over 700 matches over the weekend.
The weekend results were as follows:
Under 7 – Costessey Eagles 2 Beccles Hornets 1
Under 7 Trophy & medal sponsors: Evans & Johns Heating and Plumbing Limited
Under 8 – Shrublands JFC 2 Gorleston Rangers Eagles 1 Under 8 Trophy & medal sponsors: Moughton Engineering Limited
Under 9 - Old Catton Lions 2 Queens Hill Panthers 0 Under 9 Trophy sponsors: Norfolk Hire Limited
Under 10 – Gorleston Rangers Harriers 1 Gorleston FC Spitfires 0
Under 10 Trophy sponsors: Terry Moore Carpets
Under 11 – Kirkley & Pakefield Ajax 1 Old Catton Pumas 0
Under 11 Trophy Sponsors: Lovewell Blake LLP
Under 12 – Costessey Reds 2 Dereham Town Town 0
Under 12 Trophy sponsors: Carl Annison Paving
Under 13 – Norman Wanderers Blues 2 Gorleston Rangers Hawks Whites 0
Under 13 Trophy sponsors: Brewers Chip Saloon
Under 14 – St Johns Black 4 St Johns Gold 1
Under 14 Trophy sponsors: 3Sun Group
Under 16 – Gorleston Rangers United 2 Gorleston Rangers City 1
Under 16 Trophy Sponsors: Specsavers, Great Yarmouth
Under 11 Girls – Gorleston Rangers Diamonds 1 Gorleston FC Emeralds 0
Under 11 Girls Trophy sponsors: Great Yarmouth Lions Club
Under 13 Girls – Bungay Black Dogs 1 Waveney ‘A’ 0
Under 13 Girls Trophy sponsors: Great Yarmouth Lions Club
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-season) festival were presented with GRFC commemorative medals after they’d completed their matches. No scores were recorded in this age group. A few teams didn’t pick up their medals, if you were one of them, please contact Chris Dunne on 01493 601256.
The Club are very grateful to Jamie and Darren from Norfolk Hire Limited for arranging for a truck and Lee Gooch from Gooch & Son for arranging a truck and trailer to pick up the 5 a side goals and equipment and transporting to and from the venue. Thanks to Jamie & Darren for the use of a truck over the week end.
The Club would like to go on record to thank Simon Hannant, Ormiston Venture Academy groundsman and his assistant Matt Huggins for their assistance over the weekend.
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 photographers Jamie & John Powell.
Our committee members, parents, friends, managers and families that manned the BBQ and drinks stall all once again 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, trophy and medal sponsors, Great Yarmouth Mercury and programme advertisers for their support in making the tournament possible.
A special thank you for all of the teams that supported our tournament.