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North Norfolk Under-10s league gets under way

FootieU12a4502012: The Norfolk Christian Football league is holding two “taster” sessions on September 22 for those wishing to play in the new North Norfolk Under 10’s league, and is appealing for adult volunteers to help supervise the league.

The introductory mornings for interested U10 players will be held at the current Bignold Primary School venue for registered central U10 teams and associated invitations, and at Sheringham Primary School for registered Sheringham, Cromer and Mundesley teams, and any invited and uninvited teams/players on the day. This is an exciting new football opportunity for children in school year 4 and 5.
There will be some flexibility over the number of players in the North Norfolk games – 5, 6 or 7 a side. Matches will run from 10am to 12 noon on the Astroturf at Sheringham Primary school. There will be an initial League registration fee for new North Norfolk teams of £25 (50% of the usual team registration fee) required once the formal Saturdays start at the end of September.
The league is calling on local schools and churches to get involved in this new season of fun and competitive Saturday morning football, and is appealing for appropriate church connected adult volunteers to supervise potential teams from the Wells, Fakenham, Holt, Aylsham, North Walsham and Stalham areas. It is hoped the interest in sport generated by the recent Olympics will help attract suitable interest.

Sheringham Primary School has been chosen as the base for the new North Norfolk league, and the planning team includes Mark Heybourne, Children, Youth & Families Development Manager for the Norwich Diocese; Pete Skivington, Sheringham Baptist Youth Pastor; Paul Smith, football co-ordinator at Sheringham Baptist; Ed Land, Cromer Parish Church Youth Minister; and Simon Fenn, Holt Deanery CYF Missioner.

Within North Norfolk seven separate areas have been identified : Sheringham, Cromer, Alysham & Reepham, North Walsham & Mundesley, Holt & Kelling & Blakeney, Stalham & Happisburgh, and Fakenham & Walsingham & Wells.  Schools and churches in these areas have been contacted and given the opportunity to sign up an Under 10s team from September.  At least four teams need to have registered with the Norfolk Christian Football League by the end of June if the project is to proceed this September.


The ongoing aim of the Christian League will be to provide an opportunity for churches and Christian organisations to work in partnership with one or more local community schools to provide weekly 7-a-side football for boys and girls in registered teams across the county.

For more information, contact :

See the League’s website for more information :

01603 630049 ext129
M: 07912 309959


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Published: 04/09/2012