Local Dereham Sport

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings a familiar face into their 2017 build-up.


A training centre in Mattishall has strengthened its links with its partners in a scheme to support young speedway riders.


Dereham Golf Club celebrated another year of their Sunday Circus competition with afternoon tea followed by the trophy presentation.

There was doubles success for two Dereham junior players at the 2017 Norfolk Schools under 12s county badminton championships held on Saturday.

This weekend at the Royal Norfolk Showground the 57th boys and 49th girls English Schools Cross-Country Championships took place.

A former Cromer Junior School teacher who has been inspired by a terminally ill friend to run the London Marathon has smashed her original fundraising target.

Two poor goals cost Dereham the points at Aldiss Park.

Adam Smith

Teenage goalkeeper Archie Bean was given a baptism of fire as he faced three penalties on his debut for Dereham.

With the start of the outdoor bowls season fast approaching, Aldiss Park Bowls Club will be holding its pre-season meeting on Wednesday, March 22, in the main bar at Dereham Town Football Club, starting at 7.30pm.

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Ten competitors from Dereham Runners Athletics Club took part in the Broadland Half Marathon on Sunday with Craig Bowen-Jones and Guzel Sari engaging in a fast, but friendly, private race that saw the two runners finish in 1:27.13 and 1:28.18.


Kimberley Morrison, a 29-year-old Tri-Anglia member, finished second at Ironman 70.3 in Buenos Aires, missing out on retaining her crown after a close battle with eventual winner Hayley Chura.

Five Dereham Juniors travelled to Leicestershire to compete in the CAU Inter Counties Cross-Country Championships which was held in the grounds of Prestwold Hall in Loughborough.

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Both Mattishall and Long Stratton are going to survive and stay in the Premier Division of the Anglian Combination as the season is now in its final stages but it was the home side who took Saturday’s three points.

Wells Town’s 14-match unbeaten league run came to an abrupt end on Saturday when they lost 2-0 to visitors Martham at Beach Road. It was a chance to go second in the league, however, the team must pick itself up to move on to the next match.

The Barnes Print Central and South Norfolk League’s Ben Smith Memorial Cup Final will be between Dereham Taverners and Tacolneston, neither of whom have won the competition before.

Dereham Ladies finally found the back of the net with a 5-2 win over Colchester Ladies.

Twenty-six North Norfolk Beach Runners were among the 360 who ran the Broadland Half Marathon on Sunday.

Fakenham travelled for an Eastern Counties Division Two North game knowing a win would ensure the league title and a draw leaving an exceptionally small mathematical opportunity for Diss, who had a home walk-over against Dereham.

Teenage goalkeeper Archie Bean was given a baptism of fire as he faced three penalties on is debut for Dereham Town.

Danny Beaumont

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – kicks off its 2017 season in style.


After a disappointing debut season in the Renault UK Clio Cup last year Dan Zelos has switched teams for his second assault on the series with the aim of realising his full potential.

Dereham swimmer, 13-year-old Sam Rose, completed an impressive collection of silverware when he collected the trophy as Norfolk County Championships’ top male swimmer in the 14 year age group.

Northgate High School

Evergreens II were at home to Herlings in an Empressa League Division Two game and won 2-1.

Dereham Taverners booked their place in their third consecutive county cup final, securing their place in the history books, when they beat Belton in the weekend’s semi-final.

Gallow Ladies A completed their fixtures in the County Triples League on Saturday with a home game against Diss A.


With the summer track and field season nearly here one Dereham junior member was out competing over the winter indoors at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, London.


The Hunny Bell Break Charity Cross-Country, organised by North Norfolk Beach Runner Ross Haddow, took place on the Stody Estate on Sunday.

It was a day of mixed emotions for runners at one of the biggest fundraising races in north Norfolk at the weekend.

Two goals in the opening half an hour settled the issue in favour of Dereham Town.

Danny Beaumont

Dan Zelos is approaching his second season in the Renault UK Clio Cup in optimistic mood, after signing up to contest the single-make, ITV4-televised British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) feeder series with WDE Motorsport.

Sixth Form College

Mollie Patterson picked up some good victories as she performed on the international stage at the Swedish Youth Open.


With a weather eye on the forecast, first-time visitor Melvin Kennell, from Mundesley, decided against his annual pilgrimage to the opening day at Pitsford Resevoir in Northamptonshire and headed for the Norfolk & Suffolk Flyfishers at East Tuddenham.


Turner in a hurry in county championships

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dereham Runners were among 517 athletes in the Norfolk County Championships Valentine 10k race at Easton.


Late goal denies an Evergreens victory

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Evergreens visited the league leaders Norwich City V in their Empresa League Division Two game and managed a 1-1 draw.

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Wells travelled to Mattishall on Saturday to take on Mattishall Reserves in Anglian Combination Division Two, on a very heavy pitch but managed a 3-0 success.

Leaders fall to first league defeat

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Barnes Print Central and South Norfolk League Division One leaders Tacolneston fell to their first league defeat of the season in going down 1-0 to third-placed Morley Village.

Teenager beaten by county regular

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Junior prospect 15-year-old Jake Chapman, played Norfolk County regular, Danny Seaborne, in the County U25s, and lost 18-21 after a two-hour game.

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An eight-year-old charity fundraiser has received a big green and yellow boost to his appeal after being chosen to carry out the match ball at the Norwich City’s derby game against Ipswich Town yesterday.


Dereham Town picked up an excellent three points after a close game at fifth-placed Cheshunt.

Jason Hallett

Age no limit for East Tuddenham visitors

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Visitors young and old at the Norfolk & Suffolk Flyfishers’ East Tuddenham lake have enjoyed limit bags again.

Sunday at Greenfields Road saw Dereham’s mixed team play local rivals Norwich City in round two of the national cup tournament.

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Dereham Golf Club’s junior members started the 2017 season in fine weather by playing for the Valentine Trophies.

In the Central and South Norfolk League sponsored by Barnes Print, Division One leaders Tacolneston kept their lead with a 3-0 win at Hethersett.

Gallow power through to last 16

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Gallow Ladies A entertained Acle in a Triples League game. Gallow rarely gain points in this fixture but this match ended with a very different result from the one expected.


North Norfolk Beach Runners had 28 starters in the Valentine 10k race organised by Norfolk Gazelles.

Dereham came out on the wrong side of a five-goal clash at Aldiss Park.

Danny Beaumont

There were wintry wins for Norfolk riders Emily Quantrill, Kieran Jarvis, Chris Skinner and Paul Groombridge at the final round of the King’s Lynn MTB 2006/17 Winter Series on Shouldham Warren near Downham Market.


Ten-man Dereham produced a magnificent battling performance at VCD Athletic to snatch all three points in the dying minutes.

Danny Beaumont

A late goal cost Dereham the points in a tight game at Aldiss Park, writes Rene Kendal.

Danny Beaumont

Harleston Magpies let a two-goal slip as they crashed to a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of lowly Ipswich in Premier A of the East League.

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