Logo

Sport on the Spot: Youngsters unite countries through bond of football and golf captain triumphs

PUBLISHED: 12:36 19 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:36 19 May 2018

Beccles U13 girls team. Picture: Courtesy of Catherine Sampson

Beccles U13 girls team. Picture: Courtesy of Catherine Sampson

Archant

More than 30 children journeyed to the Netherlands to participate in an international football tournament.

The tournament features teams from the UK, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Courtesy of Catherine SampsonThe tournament features teams from the UK, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Courtesy of Catherine Sampson

Having donned their shooting boots, 31 youngsters from Beccles Town Football Club departed for the town of Hoevelaken on Thursday, May 10, maintaining a tradition that began in 1991 and has seen lifelong friendships develop.

Held every three years, the event saw players and their families hosted by Dutch families, while a trio of Beccles teams took on sides from Belgium, Germany and Holland.

The U11 boys began brightly with a 4-0 win over Germany before going on to finish 2nd, while the U13 boys finished 3rd having faced stern competition.

History was made as a girls team, the U13s, competed in the tournament for the first time. They went unbeaten in their league games before losing 1-0 in the final.

Beccles Town FC competed in an international tournament for the 10th time. Picture: Courtesy of Catherine SampsonBeccles Town FC competed in an international tournament for the 10th time. Picture: Courtesy of Catherine Sampson

Chairman David Leech said: “I’m over the moon with the quality of football but, more importantly, this is about the fantastic memories and friendships. The children represented the club, town and country brilliantly.”

Meanwhile, at Beccles Golf Club, captain David Trunks shone in the sunshine to win the Peter Bryan Bowl - a competition that he and his family sponsor.

A strong field of members and guests congregated in support of the open annual event, and they were rewarded with beautiful sunny conditions.

At the perfect time, captain Trunks produced his best golf to emerge victorious with a fine all-round performance.

The in-form Tom Youngman and competitions secretary Will White were close behind in second and third respectively, both continuing their good runs as the season gathers pace.

Following the event, those in attendance were presented with a string of prizes and treated to a buffet, all provided by the multi-skilled Sue Trunks

Beccles Golf Club would like to thank its supporters, sponsors and guests for a memorable day.

• Email your Sport on the Spot stories to thomas.chapman@archant.co.uk

• To be a part of the Enjoy Beccles More, be sure to join the Facebook group and visit the website.

Latest Articles

Most Read