Local Beccles and Bungay Sport

The weather may have been damp but the annual Bungay Black Dog Marathon produced one of the hottest finishes for years.

So, at last, marathon month has now arrived after weeks and months of hard training and many miles out on the road in all weathers.

Runners from many parts of the country will converge on Bungay on Sunday for the annual Festival of Running, staged by the Black Dog Running Club.

Mary Matthews

The walking football section of Beccles Town FC has been successful in the People’s FA Cup, qualifying for the national finals.


Holders Bungay Town Ladies have made it through to the final of the NWGFL League Cup after a 4-3 win at last season’s beaten finalists Thorpe United.

Ditchingham youngster Elizabeth Way is ready to take the next step to fulfil her dream of becoming a professional footballer after receiving an FA call-up to attend a national training camp this weekend.

Bungay Town

Another successful season saw two Gorleston Cliff Park teams take the crown in the Lowestoft Netball League.

A Beccles teenager has returned home with two more medals to add to his collection after competing in the Para Swimming World Series in Denmark.

Bungay Town’s eagerly awaited Suffolk Senior Cup semi-final tie tomorrow has been postponed - their third call-off in eight days adding to further problems in their already crowded fixture list.

Bungay Town

Langley School’s rugby players are due to take to the national stage this weekend when they travel to Allianz Park, home of reigning European champions Saracens.

Langley School

It’s a chance to dust off those trainers, get back onto court and play the sport you love at a slightly slower pace.

Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League round-up

Friday, February 23, 2018

Goals from Jack, Ethan, Alexander and four from Connor kept Great Yarmouth Town in fourth position in Under-16 Division One of the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League.


Bungay Town had yet another blank Saturday as their Suffolk Senior Cup quarter-final tie at Lakenheath fell victim to a waterlogged pitch — adding to an already grim fixture pile-up.

Premier Division

Norfolk Police said plans were in place to ensure this weekend’s much anticipated derby between Norwich and Ipswich at Carrow Road went ahead without a hitch.

Norfolk Police

Beccles Rugby Club are embarking on a new challenge after a disappointing campaign in Eastern Counties One North.

Beccles Rugby Club

Cup football again took centre stage in the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League last weekend.


Interest in the Anglian Combination Mummery Cup ended at the quarter-final stage for Bungay on Saturday.

Shaun Whiteman

Waveney Valley Athletic Club’s Sam Lines produced a first-class performance on Sunday at the Great Bentley Half Marathon.

Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League teams experienced mixed emotions in County Cup competitions.


Bungay High School pupil Harvey Sayer has been called-up to the England Under-15 squad.

Bungay High School

A popular cycling event which last year, saw hundreds of cyclists, young and old, take to two wheels and peddle their way through nine Norfolk market towns is set to return for a third year.

Beccles Town travelled to Mattishall looking to avenge the home defeat by the opponents but two early losses of concentration meant an uphill battle for 85 minutes.

Beccles Town

Bungay had to settle for a point at Aylsham on Saturday after a first half-hour in which they threatened to over-run their opponents.

Josh Knights

On Sunday three juniors from Waveney Valley AC travelled to the Lee Valley Athletics Centre for the London Indoor Games.


David Trunks held the Captain’s Appreciation Day to thank all those who continue to help in the improvements at a Beccles Golf Club.

Beccles Rugby Club are gearing up for a new challenge after completing their fixtures in Eastern Counties One North.

Beccles Rugby Club

Bungay Black Dog Running Club junior members have been chalking up a string of successes in this winter’s cross country season.

Bungay Black Dog Running Club

The Eastern Counties One North season concludes at the weekend with champions Fakenham entertaining Norwich Medics in a re-arranged game - but there are still plenty of matches to be played.


There will be an all Panthers final in the Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League’s under 14 cup competition.


The next wave of England Rugby’s Inner Warrior campaign to encourage women to take up the sport was launched this week - and Beccles Rugby Club is getting involved.

Beccles Rugby Club

Beccles and Bungay Harriers had a busy day of events for several of their members on Sunday.

After a couple of weekends that were ruined by the weather the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League got back into full swing with a programme of cup and shield football.


Frustrating times for Bungay Town FC

Friday, January 12, 2018

For the third time in a row, Bungay Town had a league game postponed on Saturday.

Bungay Town

For years, Mulbarton-born Wayne Willgress has revelled in his annual visits to Potters to watch the World Indoor Bowls Championships.


With the first team’s game at Blofield being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch it was a chance for Beccles Town’s Reserves, who are challenging for promotion from Division 5 South, to take centre stage.


Fakenham secured the Eastern Counties One North title with three games to spare by seeing off visitors Beccles in emphatic fashion to make it 11 straight wins.


Bungay Town beat Anglian Combination Premier Division side Long Stratton 4-0 in a friendly on Saturday as part of a club day at the Maltings Meadow on Saturday.

Josh Knights

Beccles Rugby Club have had a difficult season so far - but they will start the New Year boosted by successive victories.

Beccles Rugby Club

A bumper contingent of 35 Bungay Black Dog Running Club members shrugged off the revelry of their New Year’s Eve celebrations to welcome in 2018 at Wymondham Athletic Club’s annual 10k New Year’s Day race.

Bungay Black Dog Running Club

Bungay & Waveney Valley golfers began the New Year with 23 teams participating in a Texas Scramble competition.

Beccles Town have shrugged off the loss of a number of key players to make a solid start to their first season back in the top flight of the Anglian Combination.

Luke Bailey

Benjamin Turner produced a fine display of ball striking to win the Beccles Qualifier by four points.

Six juniors from Bungay Black Dog Running Club took part in the Interclub Cross Country at Framlingham.

Bungay Black Dog Running Club

Beccles made it two wins in a row when they entertained Diss Saracens on Saturday.

The wintry weather played havoc with Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League for the second weekend running, with over 100 league and cup fixtures being postponed.

Beccles Town

For the last game of 2017 Beccles Town entertained a Hellesdon side started the day three points above them in the Premier Division.

Premier Division

Waveney Valley Athletic Club seniors moved to top of the league table in the Suffolk Winter Cross Country League after another strong performance at the second fixture at Sutton, near Woodbridge.


Phil Rhodes returned to competition in imperious form to claim the Beccles Stableford spoils.

Jon Wiles was the first Bungay Black Dog runner home among a bumper club entry for the annual Beccles Turkey Trot race last weekend.

Bungay Black Dog Running Club

There was a top of the table clash in Division One of the Lowestoft and District League sponsored by Lauren Lou in aid of Cancer Fundraising.


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