Young “Euro stars” took pride of place on Yarmouth Central Beach at the weekend.

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The 9th Soccer on the Sands Tournament was a huge hit as crowds flocked to see 127 mainly Norfolk-based teams, sporting the colours of the 16 European Championship countries, take part in over 200 keenly-contested 10-minute games.

Hope are high that the tournament, organised by Norfolk County FA, with support from Yarmouth Borough Council, will be staged again next year.

“We have not made a decision yet. We are going into our 10th year next time we run it. Hopefully there will be a chance to celebrate a decade of it. Everybody enjoyed it so much,” commented Norfolk FA spokesman James Shelton.

Final results

Sunday

Under 10 boys: Taverham (Croatia) beat Martham Youth (Ukraine).

Under 12 boys: Shrublands Tigers (Poland) beat Poringland Lions (Russia).

Under 11 girls: Waveney Foxes (England) beat Thorpe United (France).

Under 13 girls: Mulbarton Wanderers Boca Belles (France) beat Norwich City Girls (Republic of Ireland).

Under 7 and Under boys scores were not recorded but everyone received a medal.

Saturday

Under 13 boys: Rocklands Whites (Germany) beat Gorleston Rangers Eagles (Holland).

Under 9 boys: Gorleston Rangers Eagles (Germany) beat Harling Colts (Russia).

Under 11 boys: North Walsham Angels (Croatia) beat Sprowston Lads Pumas (Spain).

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