Hundreds of youngsters take part in first big football tournament in Dereham in seven years

Aldiss Park Cup, DerehamSwanton Morely red bulls v Wymondham Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant

Aldiss Park Cup, DerehamSwanton Morely red bulls v Wymondham Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Big children's football tournaments have made a welcome return to Dereham, with around 800 youngsters taking part in the Aldiss Park Cup over the weekend.

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Some of the teams taking part in Sunday's leg of The Aldiss Park Cup.Caister Roma GladiatorsByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The event saw around 300 10-minute games played for youngsters in teams from under seven to under 14.

Dereham Town Youth Football Club used to hold such events annually, but this was the first tournament since 2011.

Marco Zasiura, committee member, said he was thrilled with the response to the Central Garage-sponsored tournament.

Mr Zasiura said: 'What this is all about is letting the kids have fun.

Some of the teams taking part in Sunday's leg of The Aldiss Park Cup.Fakenham townByline: Sonya Dunc

Some of the teams taking part in Sunday's leg of The Aldiss Park Cup.Fakenham townByline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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'We've had some really good feedback from people saying how good it was and how much they've enjoyed themselves.'

Teams from as far afield as Kirkley, near Lowestoft, Wymondham, Costessey and Fakenham took part. Students from the Dereham Education and Soccer Academy refereed.

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