Great Yarmouth, GREAT Football

Our Great Yarmouth Football Tournament is in it’s 23rd year, and it’s bigger and better than ever!

Here teams from across the UK go toe-to-toe in an electric 2-day tournament! Explore new tactics, network with other teams, and reignite your passion for football like never before!

Whether you’re a parent, coach, or proud parent, you’ll be immersed in an ELECTRIC atmosphere packed with the thrill of competition, the joy of playing the game, and the pride of representing your team. It doesn’t get better than that!

When you’re not amongst the roar of the crowd, and putting your team’s skills to the test, kick back at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, your home away from home for the weekend. And be sure to put some time aside to take to the beaches, arcades or any of the brilliant number of attractions in Great Yarmouth.

Get involved while spaces remain!

Fri 16th – Sun 18th May 2025

Prices from

All prices include:

  • 2 nights self-catering accommodation (optional 3rd night stay for additional cost)
  • All medals and trophies presented by a special guest
Enquire now  for current availability and accurate pricing

Football, Fun, Family and Friends!

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 


Mixed tournament

Fully trained 
first aiders on site

Awards presented 
by a special 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


Sit back and relax

There’s a great choice of places to stay too, where you’ll enjoy home comforts at the cosy Hemsby Beach Holiday Park. Wherever you call your home for the weekend, you’re sure to enjoy the stunning coastal views and sandy beaches.

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.

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Special Guest Announcement… Coming Soon!

Previous special guests at our football events include Carlton Cole, Dan Magness, Charlie Adam, Colin Hendry and Matt Le Tissier… Moments like this inspire young players!

Please note: Our special guest line up is subject to change from year to year based on 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

  • 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

Google Reviews

Not long came back from the Great Yarmouth football tour, very well run from start to finish, our U10 enjoyed every minute. Stacey brace was handling our booking and again she was great with answering any questions and keeping us updated!


Amazing tournament and professionally run at Great Yarmouth. Special thanks from us to Stacey and Joe. Very accommodating and approachable. Will definitely be coming again next year!

Nathan Welch

Just returned from a football weekend in Yarmouth organised by Sports Tours. It was such a great weekend. Organised really well and the staff especially Stacey from Sports Tours was incredible. It’s not easy organising 2 football teams and Stacey was just incredibly helpful even with the ever-changing details within our group. A fantastic weekend had by all. Would definitely recommend.

Nicole Prescott