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Buy a photo: Football fun as hundreds take part in Great Yarmouth’s Soccer on the Sands

Action from the Soccer on the Sands 2014 tournament on Great Yarmouth beach - Casey Peeke-Vout (10) from Morley U11's. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Action from the Soccer on the Sands 2014 tournament on Great Yarmouth beach - Casey Peeke-Vout (10) from Morley U11's. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Archant Norfolk 2014

More than a thousand soccer mad boys and girls took part in a hugely popular festival of football on the beaches of Great Yarmouth.

The annual beach festival contest - called Soccer on the Sands - took place over the weekend, with more than a hundred teams shooting for success.

The event is the biggest of its kind in England and teams taking part range from under sevens to under thirteens.

The event has been organised by the Norfolk FA, in partnership with Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

Craig Terrington, Norfolk’s football development officer for the youth game, said the weekend was a real celebration of the ‘beautiful game’ ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

He said: “We have based this year’s tournament on FIFA’s World Cup competition, with each team participating over the course of the weekend adopting a nation that will participate in this summer’s tournament in Brazil.

“To make it that extra bit special, every youngster that takes part will receive a unique ‘Soccer on the Sands’ T-shirt, depicting their designated country.”

The Eastern Daily Press, the Great Yarmouth Mercury and the Beach House Cafe have also given support in staging this year’s tournament.

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  • It is really great to see the town hosting such a big football event for young people. Glad the weather is being kind. It would be nice if we could resurrect the 11-a-side Canary Cup competitions of old that brought teams to Yarmouth from far afield in the 80s and 90s. That brought business to guest houses, holiday camps etc.

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    Mick Castle

    Sunday, June 1, 2014

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