Photo gallery: Can you spot your child in our photos from Yarmouth’s Soccer on the Sands?

Soccer on the Sands football tournament on Central Beach in Great Yarmouth.June 2013.Picture: James

Soccer on the Sands football tournament on Central Beach in Great Yarmouth.June 2013.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2013

Almost a thousand youngsters took to the beach this weekend to take part in the 10th annual Soccer on the Sands tournament.

One-hundred-and-twenty-eight football teams from across the county, and in some cases from further afield, showed off their skills on Great Yarmouth's Central Beach.

James Shelton, Norfolk FA's marketing and communications manager, said: 'This event is really a bit of fun, it's something a bit different and unique.

'We've got teams from all across the county as well as one from Northampton, a team from Bury and even a team from Scarborough.

'The kids absolutely love it and that's why people keep coming back.


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'We get a fairly sizeable crowd, there's 128 teams with 8 players each, we get parents, grandparents and friends. We also get lots of passing traffic on the promenade, holidaymakers who come and get an ice cream and watch. The youngsters seem to be enjoying and we've been seeing some fantastic goal celebrations.'

This years tournament had a Champions League theme with teams each representing a team from that competition as well as pitches being named after Europe's famous stadia.

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The event also provided an opportunity for young referees and tournament organisers to get a taste of running a large scale competition.

'We're very thankful and fortunate that so many people are willing to give their time up for the event,' said Mr Shelton. 'It's a real team effort and everyone has been enjoying themselves.'

The event sees teams compete within their age group ranging from Under 7 to Under 13. There are also two age groups for the girls, Under 12 and Under 13.

Morley Youth Mustangs won the Under 9 category while Tavernham took the Under 11 prize on Saturday.

There was another victory for Tavernham in the Under 13s as the Tavernham Tigers over came Wheeting Spartans in the final.

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