Sun, sea, sand and soccer - Brid’s beach tournament

In glorious sunshine, more than 350 people attended the U7/8 boys and U9/10 girls beach soccer competitions in Bridlington on Saturday.

The event attracted teams from Sheffield, York, Grimsby, Hull, Glasshoughton, Beverley as well as local clubs Bridlington Rangers and Burlington Jackdaws.

Bridlington Rangers Peacocks v Beverley Whitestar u8s

Bridlington Rangers Peacocks v Beverley Whitestar u8s

It was the first time many of the players had tried beach soccer and the feedback was that many of the teams will return next year.

The boys tournament, after a tense final that went into extra time, saw Sproatley Juniors beat York RI in a penalty shoot-out and the girls saw Malet Lambert beat Pinefleet Girls to raise the cup.

A men’s tournament in Bridlington on August 1 will see the winning team gain entry to the national finals later that month, and the chance to represent England in a Champions League Beach Soccer Tournament. Representatives of the England team will also be watching for star players.

Visit www.englandbeachsoccerltd.co.uk, search for East Coast Beach Soccer on Facebook or email davegrosse1@hotmail.com for details of all the upcoming tournaments in Bridlington and how to enter.