Great Football awaits at Great Yarmouth this May!

Experience our classic junior football tournament on the Norfolk coast in mid-May, where you’ll face off against teams from all over the UK in a family friendly tournament at both Hemsby Football Club’s and Flegg High Ormiston Academy. When not playing, kick back at cosy accommodation at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park or take to the beaches, arcades or any of the brilliant number of attractions in Great Yarmouth. 

Now in its 22nd year – this is a firm family favourite and one not to be missed!

Fri 17th May – Sun 19th May 2024

(option to stay 3 nights for an additional charge)

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Three girl players in training bibs joke around
Boys football team celebrate whilst onlookers applaud
Two boy players celebrate whist an opposing player walks behind them
Two boy players pose and smile
Boys football team pose and cheer
Two opposing players call for the football
Great Yarmouth harbour
Great Yarmouth beach and attractions in background

A Classic Football Tournament. 

The Great Yarmouth Football Tournament runs over a weekend in mid-May, and you’ll play up to 7 football matches across Saturday and Sunday in what promises to be an unforgettable footballing weekender.

and qualified referees

Excellent pitch 


Boys tournament

Fully trained 
first aiders on site

Awards presented 
by a celebrity guest

2 or 3 night accommodation options

Team & Match Details

Age groupsTeam sizePlaying time
Under 7s to Under 8s5-a-sideUp to 60 mins per day
Under 9s to Under 10s7-a-sideUp to 90 mins per day
Under 11s to Under 12s9-a-sideUp to 120 mins per day
Under 13s to Under 14s11-a-sideUp to 150 mins per day
Under 15s11-a-sideUp to 150 mins per day

All tournaments are affiliated by the FA and played in line with FA Rules and Regulations.

Match durations will be maximised dependent on number of teams per age group, in line with FA ‘Daily Playing Time’ regulations above.

What to Expect

Day 1: Take advantage of your first day and explore Great Yarmouth.

Day 2: Time for your first morning or afternoon of matches! Enjoy the play areas at Hemsby Beach & head to the Family Entertainment Centre in the evening!

Day 3: Presentation will take place earlier on Sunday to allow teams to travel home (if they are not staying 3rd night)

Day 4: It’s home time, but not before a exploring the sights of Great Yarmouth.

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What’s included in your package

2 nights’ self catering accommodation
At Hemsby Beach Holiday Park (option to stay 3 nights for an additional charge)

Awards ceremony
Trophies for runners-up and winners and medals will be issued to all participants

On site representative
We’re here if you need us on the day

Online results:
Access to an online fixture schedule 
and results updates

Qualified match referees:
Experienced referees for every match

Manage your booking online:
Access to our online booking management system

Why not treat yourself to an upgrade?

From accommodation and meal upgrades to those quirky requests you may have – we will do everything we can to help you out.

Get in touch and we’ll discuss your needs


Hemsby Beach Holiday Park

Hemsby Beach Holiday Park is a great base for your family, friends and whole football team. Accommodating between 2 and 8 people, your caravan or apartment includes a fitted kitchen with a full cooker, central heating and a TV in the lounge.

Hemsby Beach Apartments

  • Sleep between 2 and 7 people
  • Bed linen included
  • Fitted kitchen/dining area

Hemsby Beach Holiday homes

  • New in 2017
  • Lounge area with sofa bed
  • Available in Silver Plus, Gold and Gold Plus

Hemsby Beach Platinum Lodges

  • Refurbished in 2018
  • Platinum standard interiors
  • Private hot tub

Rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis and availability can change on a regular basis.

Please contact a member of staff for up-to-date availability.

Book your tournament

Want fun for all the family?

Then call us on 01332 227474 or fill out our short enquiry form by clicking the button below. Whichever works for you.

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Things to do in Great Yarmouth

If sun loungers and sand castles are your thing, you will find plenty of beaches along the east coast. Why not also visit one of Great Yarmouth’s amusement parks? From Joyland to the Pleasure Beach, the attractions are fun for all ages!

Great Yarmouth is a great base for your squad to explore the local area and celebrate their involvement in the tournament!

Great Yarmouth highlights

  • SEA LIFE Centre Great Yarmouth
  • Joyland
  • The Pleasure Beach
  • Time and Tide Museum
  • Merrivale Model Village
  • Great Yarmouth Central Beach
Great Yarmouth street next to coast
Beach with blue sky

Take a look what lies beneath the ocean at the SEA LIFE Centre

Sealife Centre

Enjoy a little R&R on Great Yarmouth’s Central Beach

Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Merrivale Model Village – so much more than a model village!

Merrivale Model Village

Learn about the history of the area at the Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life.

Time and Tide Museum

Our kids had an excellent time – a real confidence boost for the team!

An amazing experience – the kids, coaches and parents had a ball!